Advanced Mobile mHealth App Platform Now Available for Bridge Customers

Bridge has partnered with Universe to provide an advanced mobile app platform. Universe mHealth LLC has launched the first client-branded advanced mobile app platform for healthcare organizations—the Universe mHealth App Platform. The platform offers medium and large healthcare organizations a single iOS and Android mobile app to support all of their informational, clinical, and financial self-service tools. […]

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Bridge Launches a Solution for Patient Engagement at Westmed Medical Group

Bridge is proud to announce that our revolutionary solution for patient engagement is now live at Westmed Medical Group. Patients are frustrated with the limited access to their health information online, availability of self-service features and lack of basic mobile app functionality. Today, Bridge Patient Portal, LLC announced the implementation of Bridge Patient Portal Version […]

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Bridge Patient Portal 2.0 Product Updates

The Bridge Patient Portal development team is excited to announce the release of Bridge Patient Portal Version 2.0, healthcare’s leading enterprise patient engagement platform. Bridge Version 2.0 continues to expand on Bridge’s interface capabilities, patient self-service functionality, and patient engagement tools. Learn more about our updates and new features below.

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What is Patient Engagement?

Since the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the electronic health record (EHR) incentive program, Meaningful Use (MU), in 2011, the term patient engagement has become nearly ubiquitous in US healthcare policy discussions. It is now the driving concept behind CMS’s proposed financial reimbursement paradigm shift that focuses on a move from fee for […]

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How Tools For Patient Engagement Can Reduce Costs and Improve Health Outcomes

Patient engagement — involving your patients in their healthcare through education, information, and shared decision making — has a lot of potential for improving your outcome indicators and reducing costs. As a healthcare provider, you have a number of opportunities to achieve these positive results with your patients before, during, and after the appointment.  Utilizing […]

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The Benefits of a MIPS Portal or MACRA Patient Portal for MIPS / MACRA attestation

Strategies for MIPS / MACRA attestation, and how patient portals might have a greater impact on your scoring than you might think. The objective of this article is to provide a detailed explanation of the four categories that make up the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) point system that affect an eligible provider’s reimbursement, and […]

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Why Telemedicine Has Failed

Telemedicine, the use of technology for remote patient monitoring and medical consultations, is experiencing growing pains in the U.S. It’s a logical response to ballooning healthcare expenditures and an ever-increasing physician availability shortage. Integrated with patient portals, patient engagement mobile apps, remote patient monitoring software and health tracking apps, telemedicine is also part of a […]

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Utilizing HIPAA Compliant Patient Surveys to Optimize Patient Engagement and Increase Effectiveness of Post Visit Communication

Having a post-visit communication plan can significantly improve patient outcomes by reducing the number of  emergency visits, decreasing the hospital re-admission rate, and improving chronic disease management.  Utilizing HIPAA compliant patient surveys is an excellent way for providers to gather post-visit information that enables them to monitor patient well being, verify medication adherence, and review […]

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New Sources of Revenue and Chronic Care Management Software Drive Care Coordinator Hiring

Propelled by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the move towards fee-for-value care delivery models versus fee-for-service, chronic care management services (CCM) have the potential to significantly reduce healthcare spending. Patients who have the education and training they need to manage their chronic illness will incur lower healthcare costs. The overall goal of CCM services is […]

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