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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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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Applying a “Best of Breed” Approach to Your Healthcare Practice

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With a thriving practice but no online appointment system, Dr. Rogu and his staff were seeking a way to simplify his patients healthcare experience. RBK Pediatrics is multi-provider, multi-location pediatrics practice whom leverage technology solutions for improved efficiency and patient access. “Our patients wanted online scheduling, [and] we had phones,” said Dr. George Rogu of […]

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3 Portal Features Every Pediatric Clinic and Parent Should Know

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Designed to meet the specific needs of pediatric and primary care groups and their patients, Bridge Patient Portal is a highly customizable and easy to use platform which securely connects administrators, physicians and parents. Bridge Patient Portal greatly improves efficiency by providing parents with a wealth of information about their child’s health and securely facilitates […]

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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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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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