Bridge Patient Engagement Platform Interfaces Seamlessly with EHR and RCM Software Systems
Since the Institute of Medicine published its report “crossing the quality chasm report” in 2001, the term “patient-centered” care has been integrated in the lexicon of healthcare. Despite this fact, healthcare institutions are still struggling to put the patient at the center of healthcare. Bridge agnostic patient portal and expertise in interface development enables you to optimize patient centered care by facilitating communication between patients and providers and integrating a patient’s healthcare data, regardless of the source EHR.
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Bridge has built integrations with many of the most recognized products in healthcare, and our portfolio is growing.
Multiple Interface Types That Maximize Interoperability
As the healthcare industry grows in complexity, it’s important to have a partner to optimize communication and interoperability between systems. Bridge has extensive experience in interface development to transmit information using a HL7 standards, a robust API, and a partnership with Mirth Connect. This ensures secure, bidirectional data exchange between the patient portal and third-party software systems.
Health Level Seven (HL7)
HL7, which is the most commonly used standards organization in the US healthcare industry, provides a comprehensive framework through which to exchange healthcare data. HL7 standards are divided into 2 main categories: messages, and consolidated clinical document architecture (C-CDA) files.
Bridge can interface with multiple EHRs to transmit the most common HL7 messages:
- SIU (Scheduling Information Unsolicited)
- ADT (Admission, Discharge, Transfer)
- ORU (Observation Result)
The Bridge product allows for a complete, bidirectional integration of these messages with an EHR system, which allows the portal to display real time appointment data, laboratory values, and patient demographic information directly from your EHR.
C-CDA (Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture)
Bridge offers a proprietary C-CDA parser to distribute patient data from C-CDAs to the patient portal, regardless of the source EHR. C-CDAs are standardized templates for electronic data exchange that include the patient’s medical conditions, medications, allergies, and vital signs. Healthcare providers can transmit a C-CDA with each patient visit to Bridge. This data is then aggregated and parsed into the portal to make it available to the patient in an easy-to-read format.
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Application Program Interface (API)
Bridge has a robust API that allows for the direct exchange of patient data between the patient portal, EHR software, billing software, mobile applications, and more. Using our API saves our clients time and money by circumventing the interface development needed to integrate data from specific file types. Learn more about our API.
Bridge has a well-established relationship with Mirth®, the healthcare industry leader in health system interconnectivity. Mirth® is a middle engine that specializes in converting electronic data into standardized templates. Mirth®’s data conversion technology and Bridge expertise in interface development make clients able to integrate data bidirectionally from all file types.