Author: Blake Rodocker

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Patient engagement has become the key to improving quality of care. The larger the role a patient plays in his or her own healthcare, the smaller the possibility of readmission. The adoption of patient portals along with the incorporation of mobile health apps has enabled physicians and patients to work…

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Providing patients with online appointment scheduling can deliver significant cost benefits and improve operational efficiencies for healthcare organizations. It also has the potential to improve customer satisfaction, as patients value tools that allow them to streamline different aspects of their daily lives. Despite this, few health organizations currently provide online…

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Guest post by Frank Irving, Editor for Medical Practice Insider If you’ve been thinking about “engagement” in terms of getting patients to listen to you more intently, it’s time for a shift in perception. Engagement is now being shaped in the consumer world, supported by a catalog of more than…

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In November, the Bridge team worked on making enhancements to the patient portal in order to make deployment and configuration of the application faster and easier for new users. This month, we released the following new features and improvements for current users: Updated Homepage Layout The portal homepage was updated…

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As the pressure increases on physicians to see more patients each day, the active role that patients play in their own care has become more crucial. In fact, patient engagement is often seen as the key to quality care. Through patient engagement, for example, a physician is able to build…

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The self-monitoring technology market is getting more competitive than ever now that Google Fit is available via the Play Store, officially becoming a rival to Apple’s HealthKit. But with so many self-monitoring devices available on the market, the question arises: are patients actually buying and using fitness tracking devices to…

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If your healthcare organization isn’t considering mHealth in its efforts to improve treatment outcomes, promote patient engagement, and increase profitability, chances are you’re falling behind the times. Mobile health isn’t just the future of healthcare anymore – it’s here now, patients are increasingly asking for it, and the big players…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  A 2014 Edition certified patient portal is an integral piece of the Meaningful Use attestation process. Bridge Patient Portal is 2014 Edition certified on 17 modular EHR…

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Outdated as of May 2021. This article is outdated. Please find our updated resource that explains the current MACRA / MIPS / Meaningful Use regulations.  While CMS and ONC are busy working on the proposed rule for Meaningful Use Stage 3, healthcare organizations continue to express concerns over the stages currently in…

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For many years, technology has impacted every aspect of our daily lives – and it is slowly making its way into healthcare. In fact, health information technologies, such as patient portals, are redefining the physician-patient relationship and transforming the way in which diseases are diagnosed and patient care is delivered.…
Blake Rodocker
Blake Rodocker

Blake joined Bridge Patient Portal in 2016 after transferring from our parent company Medical Web Experts. Since then, he’s acted as Bridge’s Business Development Manager. Blake is passionate about driving collaboration with clients, partners, and internal teams to achieve performance goals and successful relationships.