CMS Extends Hardship Exception Application Deadline for Meaningful Use Program

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Last month, CMS announced its plans to reopen the submission period for hardship exception applications for hospitals and healthcare professionals eligible to participate in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program. A hardship exception would allow the applicant to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT). […]

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mHealth: The Game-Changer That’s Driving Patient Engagement

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If your healthcare organization isn’t considering mHealth in its efforts to improve treatment outcomes, promote patient engagement and increase profitability, chances are you’re falling behind the times. Mobile health isn’t just the future of healthcare anymore – it’s here now, patients are increasingly asking for it, and the big players in the industry have taken […]

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How Can Bridge Help You Meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Criteria?

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A 2014 Edition certified patient portal is an integral piece of the Meaningful Use attestation process. Bridge Patient Portal is 2014 Edition certified on 17 modular EHR criteria, making it an excellent choice for any healthcare practice or hospital to use in combination with their EHR software to receive federal incentive dollars. Using Bridge Patient […]

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Are Changes to the Meaningful Use Program Imminent?

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While CMS and ONC are busy working on the proposed rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3, healthcare organizations continue to express concerns over the stages currently in progress. Could actions being taken by healthcare groups and lawmakers be a forewarning of Meaningful Use changes to come? Healthcare organizations have expressed qualms about Meaningful Use since […]

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Latinos Want to Become Active Players in Their Diabetes Treatment and Disease Prevention

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For many years, technology has impacted every aspect of our daily lives – and it is slowly making its way into healthcare. In fact, health information technologies, such as patient portals, are redefining the physician-patient relationship and transforming the way in which diseases are diagnosed and patient care is delivered. The question is: do patients […]

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Patient Portal, Meaningful Use and ACOs

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For those not entirely familiar with Accountable Care Organizations, here’s a brief explanation: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of medical providers who take collective responsibility for the quality, cost and overall care of Medicare patients. The goal of ACOs is for Medicare patients, specifically the chronically ill, to receive high quality care without the […]

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Bridge Patient Portal Announces Security Partnership with AccelOne

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Leading patient portal technology company Bridge Patient Portal partners with AccelOne for IT security and cloud scalability services. Bridge Patient Portal, a leading provider of cloud-based patient engagement and portal software for healthcare practices, hospitals and telemedicine businesses, today announced a partnership with IT security and cloud scalability experts AccelOne. AccelOne will be providing security […]

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A Dilemma for the Digital Age: Should Providers Monitor Patients via mHealth Devices?

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Guest post by Eric Wicklund, Editor for mHIMSS.org When a physician sends a patient home with a set of instructions for continued care, how far should the doctor go to make sure those instructions are followed? The mHealth world is being flooded these days with platforms that promote doctor-patient communication and care management outside the […]

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Finding Value in the Patient Portal

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Many physicians are still unsure about the value of a patient portal and how implementing one can lead to better care. I was recently asked the following questions in a group forum discussion about patient portals. My responses are based on personal experience, as well as feedback from clients and colleagues within the healthcare industry. […]

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