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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  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…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  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…

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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.…

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In this infographic you’ll find some interesting facts about electronic health record software and preventive care. EHR systems can be integrated with a patient portal to improve health outcomes, increase patient engagement and achieve Meaningful Use.

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Improving processes within a healthcare organization is a top priority for most practice managers and hospital administrators these days. With patients calling into schedule appointments, request prescription refills, and find out test results, office staff members have a lot on their plate. Attending to refill requests alone can occupy hours…

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Patient Online Bill Pay Portal is a great reason for healthcare practices and hospitals to adopt a patient portal. A convenient alternative to having your billing department mail paper statements and make phone calls to patients, online bill pay allows you to get paid faster by collecting payments online. It…