Telehealth vs Telemedicine

Within the healthcare industry, medical jargon can be thrown around with little rhyme or reason. This may not be a problem for professionals within the field but may prove difficult for the general public, especially for patients trying to figure out what their medical payer may or may not cover. Terminology such as telehealth and […]

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Bridge Makes Patient Portal Login Faster and More Secure With Fingerprint and Facial Recognition

Bridge Patient Portal introduces biometric authentication on mobile devices for fast, easy, and secure patient portal login  Dallas, TX – April 29, 2020 – Bridge Patient Portal, the enterprise patient engagement platform for leading healthcare organizations, today announced the release of biometric authentication for user login on mobile devices. This new feature enables users to seamlessly verify their […]

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Is WhatsApp® a HIPAA compliant telemedicine software?

In order for a communications platform to be considered HIPAA compliant, it must fulfill the following requirements: Employ end-to-end encryption Implement access control Enable audit controls  Sign a business associate agreement (BAA) Discover whether Zoom® is a HIPAA compliant telehealth software WhatsApp® provides end-to-end encryption, but that does not mean that it is HIPAA compliant. […]

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Bridge’s Guide To The FCC Telehealth Fund

What is the FCC Telehealth Fund? Federal Communications Commission (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program authorized by the CARES Act will provide $200 million in funding to support healthcare providers in offering telehealth services to patients during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program aims to fully fund telecommunications services for eligible healthcare providers. Funds can be […]

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The Rise Of Telehealth Software During COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31st, 2019, the public is turning to telehealth to prevent further spread of the virus. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care. Telehealth software allows healthcare providers […]

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Is Zoom® a HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Software?

According to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed on March 18th, 2020, congress requires payers to cover telehealth visits (with health care providers) that relate to COVID-19 testing, treatment, and consultations during the public health emergency. Reimbursement for telehealth solutions during this time is being provided for all patients, not only those with Medicare. […]

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Is Your Healthcare Patient Portal HIPAA Compliant?

What Is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects patients’ privacy by limiting access to PHI  (Protected Health Information) and governing acceptable use of their health data. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is composed of national regulations for the use and disclosure of PHI in healthcare treatment, payment, and operations by covered entities.  […]

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How Bridge Patient Portal Can Help You Meet Patient Needs During COVID-19

Bridge Patient Portal is an important part of how our clients communicate with their patients. At Bridge, we think its important to share ways that Bridge Patient Portal can be used to help our clients meet their patients’ needs during this challenging time. The Bridge team is available to help with any of the below […]

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Create An ADA Compliant Healthcare Mobile App, Website Or Patient Portal

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress in 1990 to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. ADA is stringent and has a very comprehensive scope. The reality is that the vast majority of websites, patient portals, and mobile apps in healthcare are often not accessible to people with disabilities. We suggest speaking […]

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CCPA, Does It Apply To Your Healthcare Business?

If you’re considering building a CCPA patient portal you must ask yourself: Is my patient engagement company CCPA compliant? If not, your business may be at risk. Discover exactly what CCPA is and if it applies to your healthcare business.  What is CCPA compliance? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state statute intended […]

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