Avoid High Interface Costs & Pushback From EHR Vendors PART 1

  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, barriers by EHR vendors […]

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HIPAA and Healthcare Applications, Part 3 of 3: What You Need to Know About Data Transfer

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 to patient portal and mHealth […]

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HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Applications (Part 2 of 3): What You Need to Know About HIPAA Audits in Healthcare

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 a HIPAA audit. What are HIPAA audits? The OCR (Office of […]

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HIPAA Compliant Healthcare Applications, Part 1: What You Need to Know About User Authentication

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 (ePHI). It’s essential to keep […]

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How Bridge Improves Patient Engagement for McKesson Users

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 organizations as long term partners, […]

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How Bridge Improves Patient Engagement for Greenway Health™ Users

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 experience through its patient-centric design, […]

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Bridge Leverages HIPAA Compliant eConsultations

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 traction quickly in the healthcare space. […]

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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 to Bridge seeking a solution […]

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