Patient Portal Hosting for Security, Compliance and Development

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Most HIPAA compliant cloud hosting services don’t do a very good job of making considerations for the application or website they’re hosting. This creates a disconnect between developers and systems administrators, putting more pressure on the system administrators to customize the environment to support the software, which they likely don’t understand perfectly. This also creates […]

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Hospitals still failing to share medical records online

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A recent study conducted by researchers at Yale University found significant deficiencies among 83 of the nation’s largest hospitals and health systems in how they provide medical record access to their patient population. One might expect that this deficiency was limited to limitations with online medical record or patient portal access, but the study found […]

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Medical Web Experts to Exhibit at HIMSS 2018; Showcasing Portal & mHealth App Solutions

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Medical Web Experts, a leading provider of healthcare web development, mHealth app development, 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 industry-leading patient portal product Bridge Patient […]

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What is Patient Engagement?

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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 financial reimbursement paradigm shift that focuses on a move from fee for […]

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Three Best Practices for Patient Engagement Technology Implementation

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Adopting even the best patient portal platform and patient engagement 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 their healthcare […]

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4 Ways to Use Patient Engagement Technology to Boost Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement is a necessary element for the achievement of better quality of care and it is a critical component of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to focus on quality of care.  CMS programs like the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, MACRA, are fundamentally changing the reimbursement matrix for healthcare […]

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Three Things About HIPAA That You Probably Didn’t Know

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More and more health organizations are implementing publicly-exposed web technologies containing Protected Health Information (PHI) which are subject to the laws of HIPAA. Common examples of such systems include Electronic Health Record (EHR), web portal, Patient Portal and mHealth solutions. When those systems become integrated, PHI must travel from one platform to the other – […]

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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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Poor User Experience Driving Replacement Patient Portal Market

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It pays to keep patients happy, and many certified patient portal vendors just aren’t cutting it. While this is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on Meaningful Use/MACRA requirements, it also has to do with vendors not investing sufficient resources in research and development (R&D), and in simply making band-aid fixes instead of […]

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HIPAA and Healthcare Applications, Part 1 of 3: What You Need to Know About User Authentication

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Of the three main components of HIPAA — the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule — the Security Rule is one that is particularly relevant to health application development in the healthcare sphere. The majority of these applications, from patient portals to mhealth apps, store or transmit electronic Protected Health Information […]

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