In May, the Bridge Patient Portal development team worked on making updates to the portal in order to improve usability, facilitate system maintenance and more. We also made the patient portal more care coordinator friendly. Learn more about our new features below.
Disabling the Portal for Maintenance
We have made it easy to disable the patient portal for maintenance by adding a Maintenance configuration for admin users.
Simply log in to the patient portal, click “Settings” in the left-hand menu, then “Configurations.” From the Configurations screen, select the “Client” option, click “Yes” for maintenance and save changes.
This disables the portal, preventing users from logging in while scheduled updates are being performed.
Adding a Caregiver to an Account
In addition to allowing users to add dependents to their accounts, Bridge also allows users to add caregivers. To access this screen, users can click on “Contacts & Privacy” in the left-hand menu.
Once a caregiver is added in the system, the person will receive an email to accept the request.
External Forms Sharing
We have made it possible for patients to fill out forms securely without registering for or logging in to the patient portal. Forms can be shared on your health organization’s website via a secure link. Once the form is completed, it gets added to the patient’s health record and can be exported to the EHR.
In order to make it easier to do phone eConsultations directly from the patient portal, we implemented Twilio’s voice communication application. The feature can be enabled from the admin section of the patient portal – all you need to get started is a Twilio account.
New Look for Graphs
The graphs in the patient portal have been updated in order to provide a better way to see more information in one single graph. Users can now see more dates displayed and better visualize all types of health data.