Bridge Leverages HIPAA Compliant Technology for eConsultations

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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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8 Security Features You Need in a Patient Portal

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Secure patient portals have become a very effective tool for communicating with consumers and enhancing the level of patient care. They allow information to be accessed faster and easier than ever, yet it is important to remember that it is the responsibility of practices to ensure individual’s health information is private and secure. Blake Rodocker […]

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Tech Savvy Seniors are Redefining Healthcare IT

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Within the last decade, Information Technology (IT) has fundamentally changed the delivery of healthcare in the U.S., driven by patient demand, the growing number of health IT vendors, and programs created by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). One of the segments of the U.S. population that stands to benefit the most from […]

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Meaningful Use: A Comprehensive Guide – Part III: Frequently Asked Questions

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As Meaningful Use Stage 2 was recently finalized, it is imperative that eligible practices and hospitals are ready to attest consequently receive the financial incentives. In Part I and Part II of this Meaningful Use Guide article series, we gave an overview of some important dates and changes, as well as a comprehensive look at […]

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Meaningful Use: A Comprehensive Guide – Part I: Stage 1 and 2 Overview, Stage 2 Final Rule Major Changes, and Important Dates

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UPDATED 6/6/2016: Per recently proposed MACRA rules, this article was updated and a Part 4: Meaningful Use and MACRA was added. While modified Stage 2 Meaningful Use remains unchanged, we think it’s important to take MACRA into consideration. Last week, the financial importance of successfully attesting to Meaningful Use was discussed. The first part of […]

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Meaningful Use: A Comprehensive Guide – Introduction

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Trying to understand the CMS’s EHR Incentive Program and its requirements can be an overwhelming task. Some people may wonder, “Why should I care about meeting Meaningful Use? Are the penalties for meeting the measures that bad?” Blake Rodocker Business Development Manager at Bridge Patient Portal. Passionate about helping healthcare businesses grow.

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5 Things to Consider Before Implementing e-Prescribing

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Offering important advantages like fewer errors, decision support, improved adherence, and reduced adverse drug events, e-prescribing has skyrocketed in the past several years. In April 2014, 70% of physicians were issuing Surescripts network e-prescriptions and 96% of community pharmacies were enabled to accept them. If your practice is not on board yet, a few key […]

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How to Keep Your Doctor-Patient Relationship Healthy with Technology

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Although healthcare IT has transformed over the years, patients have held the same expectation: to be in the care a personable doctor who will communicate effectively and make health decisions that are in the patient’s best interest. However, doctors have constantly struggled to navigate the boundaries of a patient-doctor relationship and the use of new […]

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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Health IT

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Many industries have already discovered the benefits of outsourcing IT systems to a professional IT service, and while healthcare is no stranger to the concept, it is once again gaining prominence.  A recent Black Book report, which surveyed over 1,030 hospital IT leaders, 240 CFOs and over 1,000 business leaders, found an overwhelming number of […]

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