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Today, a wide range of innovative personal and powerful mobile technologies are allowing us to take charge of our own health. We now have access to countless mobile apps and devices that compile data and offer various health-related solutions. And wearable technology – like fitness bands and smartwatches that can…

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Medical Web Experts, a leading provider of healthcare web development, mHealth app solutions, custom portals, and HIPAA-compliant IT solutions for the medical industry, will be exhibiting at the HIMSS 2018 conference from March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  In addition to their custom development services, Medical Web Experts will also be showcasing their…

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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,…

Westmed desktop and mhealth app
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…

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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.…

what is patient engagement
Updated on December 21, 2021 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[¹] financial reimbursement paradigm shift…

Tools For Patient Engagement
Updated on March 9, 2021. Patient engagement — involving your patients in their healthcare journey through ongoing 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…

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Adopting even the best patient portal software and mobile app can be a challenge for many medical practices, both in terms of getting staff on board with the new software and encouraging patients to use it. This is often the case, despite the fact that patients are increasingly demanding access to…

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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.  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…

MACRA patient portal
Updated on May 26, 2021. What is MACRA/MIPS? MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), pays healthcare providers that care for Medicare beneficiaries a variable amount based on the quality of the care they provide. Merit-Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) is a payment track created under MACRA. It aims to…