Confronting Caregiver Challenges Could Increase Patient Engagement

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According to a study at the Pew Research Center, 39% of Americans provide health care support for a dependent. Of those users, 59% stated that online resources have been very helpful. Physicians on top of trending healthcare information technology know that the key to high patient engagement lies in the effective use of a patient […]

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What Providers Need to Know About Meaningful Use and Patient Portals

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Guest post by Zach Watson, marketing operations analyst at TechnologyAdvice. After much ado, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposal for the final rules of Meaningful Use Stage 3 earlier this month. Unsurprisingly, the healthcare industry has spent the subsequent weeks sifting through the document to get a better understanding of what […]

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CMS and ONC Adjust Requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 3 Reporting

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Given the time sensitive nature of the MACRA program, this article is out dated. Please refer to Bridge’s MACRA 101 article for more current explanation of the MACRA program and how it relates to a patient portal. CMS and the ONC have recently released a range of adjustments intended to help reduce reporting burdens on health providers […]

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Bridge Patient Portal September Product Updates

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The Bridge Patient Portal development team just released three new product updates that are aimed at helping you better customize the portal for your patients’ needs. Additionally, the patient portal compatibility is growing. While Bridge Patient Portal has direct interfaces to over 10 EHRs*, including Allscripts™, McKesson and PrognoCIS™, this now includes NextGen®. Learn more […]

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Helpful Tips for a Smooth ICD-10 Transition

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According to the World Health Organization, the change to the new ICD-10 system will make it easier for physicians to identify known diseases, and classify symptoms and procedures. However, many physicians and health practitioners aren’t sure if the benefits of the new system will outweigh all the trouble it will take to implement. But one […]

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Bridge Patient Portal Features Released in 2015

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Thus far, 2015 has been a year of tremendous growth for Bridge Patient Portal. Our team has worked hard to introduce new functionalities in the portal that improve usability, enhance performance and productivity, and establish Bridge as the leading EHR-agnostic patient portal. We have also taken user feedback into account and have developed features that […]

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Are You Ready for the June PQRS Deadline?

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Guest post by Frank Irving, Editor of Medical Practice Insider There’s an important deadline looming on June 30, 2015, the end of the reporting year for CMS’ Physician Quality Reporting System. Any practice with at least two doctors using the same tax ID has the option to declare by that deadline that they will report […]

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Bridge Patient Portal May Product Updates

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In May, the Bridge Patient Portal development team worked on making updates to the portal in order to improve usability, facilitate system maintenance and more. We also made the patient portal more care coordinator friendly. Learn more about our new features below. Disabling the Portal for Maintenance We have made it easy to disable the […]

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Don’t Breach HIPAA While Messaging & Texting Patients

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Secure messaging, video conferencing and social media are all useful communication tools for physicians in light of the accelerating digitization of the healthcare industry. Social media outlets, in particular, are a seductive alternative to traditional communication channels, such as email and telephone, as they allow users to be connected at a moment’s notice. Using services […]

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