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Interoperability is necessary for the attainment of a more efficient healthcare system and the use of HIEs. It puts important patient data at physicians’ fingertips, allowing for more informed decision-making and better continuity of care. Interoperability is on the rise, spurred by government efforts to increase health information exchange; however,…

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We’ve come to the final installment of our three-part series decoding the Security Rule section of HIPAA in connection with healthcare application development. This rule’s detailed guidance on the degree to which the transmission and storage of electronic protected health information (ePHI) must be kept safe makes it especially relevant…

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Updated on November 24th, 2021. This is the second part of our three-part series discussing the Security Rule section of HIPAA compliant healthcare application development. Here we’ll go over HIPAA auditing, what it means, why it must be done, the implications of not doing so, and how you should conduct…

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Updated on July 23, 2020. Of the three main components of HIPAA (the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and Breach Notification Rule) the Security Rule is particularly relevant to healthcare mobile app development. The majority of these applications, from patient portals to mhealth apps, store or transmit electronic protected health information…

patient engagement strategy blog
Studies have shown a link between poor health literacy, increased costs to the healthcare system, and poorer patient outcomes. 50% of patients walk out of their physician’s office not knowing what they were told or what they were supposed to do. This can result in a range of costly health…

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Many of the today’s leading health information technology organizations that offer a full suite of solutions, such as McKesson, are on a general trend of developing less and less software.  As these organizations dedicate fewer resources to maintaining their previous developed software it makes it hard to trust in these…

Bridge Patient Portal
Updated on June 21, 2020. Greenway Health™ provides electronic health records (EHR), practice management (PM), and revenue cycle services (RCS) for ambulatory clinics and various specialty practices. Greenway Health™ users frequently come to Bridge seeking a solution to increase patient engagement in their healthcare organizations. Bridge offers an industry-leading user…

How Bridge Improves Patient Engagement for Centricity™ Users
Updated on June 15, 2020. Centricity™ was introduced to the market in 2003 by GE Healthcare™; since then, the software has been acquired by multiple companies including GE Medical Systems™ in 2002, then sold to Virence on July 11, 2018, and is now owned by Athenahealth®, who bought it on…

e consultation blog
  With goods and services increasingly moving online – and with patients prioritizing other factors besides just quality care – it has become a necessity for healthcare organizations to start looking for new ways to improve the overall patient experience. Video consultations are one such solution, and they are gaining…

How Bridge Improves Patient Engagement for athenahealth® Users
Updated on August 13, 2020. athenahealth® has two product lines, the athenahealth® core product, and the recently acquired Centricity product line. athenahealth® bought Centricity™ on Feb. 7, 2019, from Virence Health. Bridge is capable of integrating with both of the athenahealth® EHR/PM product lines. Healthcare organizations using athenahealth® frequently come…