The Facts about HIPAA and Email/SMS Communication with Patients

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As more healthcare providers begin to use email and text (SMS) messaging to communicate with patients, concerns about the HIPAA Security Rule and how it applies to electronic messaging have increased as much as the confusion has. HIPAA law makes very few specific statements about what is and isn’t acceptable when it comes to electronic […]

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Engaging Patients: 5 Effective Long-Term Patient Engagement Strategies

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Studies have shown a link between poor health literacy, increased costs to the healthcare system, and poorer patient outcomes. 50% of patients walk out of their physician’s office not knowing what they were told or what they were supposed to do. This can result in a range of costly health expenses, not to mention possible […]

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Better patient experiences with Bridge Patient Portal’s McKesson interface

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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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Better patient experiences with Bridge Patient Portal’s Greenway Health™ interface

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Many of the today’s leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) organizations, such as Greenway Health™, are challenged to provide a patient-centric, user friendly experience for their patient portal users. This is especially true when the EHR is being used as part of an Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) which uses multiple EHRs. The primary issues we have […]

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Better patient experiences with Bridge Patient Portal’s GE Centricity™ interface

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Many of the today’s leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) organizations, such as GE Centricity™, are challenged to provide a patient-centric, user friendly experience for their patient portal users. Often times the patient portal is an afterthought to the core product offered by EHR software companies and the portal is left without core functionality. Some of […]

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Better patient experiences with Bridge Patient Portal’s Athenahealth® interface

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Many of the today’s leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) organizations, such as Athenahealth®, are challenged with interoperability issues when they are operating in Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) that include inpatient and outpatient facilities. Frequently the EHR bundled portals from the larger hospitals or facilities become the primary portal, and the other patient portals, such as […]

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Better patient experiences with Bridge Patient Portal’s Allscripts® interface

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As a result of acquiring 3rd party software vendors, many of the today’s leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) organizations, such as Allscripts®, offer multiple software platforms, including EHR, patient portals and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) solutions.  Their patient portals, often lack customizability and have trouble adapting the software to organizations’ unique workflows and preferences. Some […]

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Better patient experiences with Bridge Patient Portal’s NextGen® Interface

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Many of the today’s leading Electronic Health Records (EHR) organizations, such as NextGen®, offer an EHR bundled patient portal that offers convenience and cost savings to their customers. However, EHR bundled patient portals are often an afterthought to the core product offered by EHR software companies and the portals are left without core functionality. Some […]

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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 II: Final Rule on Stage 2’s Objectives and Measures

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Successfully attesting for CMS’s EHR Incentive Program Meaningful Use is essential for eligible providers and hospitals to avoid the financial penalties and instead collect the financial gains. However, it can be difficult to sort through the copious amounts of information in order to find some direction. Part one of our Meaningful Use Guide article series […]

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