Author: John Deutsch

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The following legal agreement is available for public use at no charge, so long as the agreement is sourced back to Bridge, along with the following copyright information. CONSENT TO COMMUNICATIONS This form describes the healthcare service provider’s (“Provider”) communication methods and includes: Your consent to the specified communication methods…

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The following legal agreement is available for public use at no charge, so long as the agreement is sourced back to Bridge, along with the following copyright information. ACCEPTANCE OF PRIVACY POLICY This patient portal and its services (“Service”) is provided to you by the healthcare service provider, herein referred…

Telehealth consent agreement
The following legal agreement is available for public use at no charge, so long as the agreement is sourced back to Bridge, along with the following copyright information.  AGREEMENT TO TELEHEALTH SERVICE This agreement outlines the healthcare service provider’s (“Provider”) treatment and payment policies, including your consent to receive medical…

Term of use
The following legal agreement is available for public use at no charge, so long as the agreement is sourced back to Bridge, along with the following copyright information. TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT The patient portal and its services (“Service”) is provided to you by the healthcare service provider, herein referred…

Patient Engagement In Healthcare
In recent years, patient engagement has become a central tenet of healthcare policy and practice. As recent studies show, emphasizing the role of patients as “co-producers of health” and empowering them to use digital tools to manage their health can have far-reaching benefits, including significant reductions in hospital readmissions, length…

digital front door strategy
Updated on February 15, 2022 As patients expect more and more from their healthcare providers, especially when it comes to online services, medium to large-sized healthcare organizations are rapidly pushing to develop and execute their digital front door strategy. A digital front door should include features that promote patient autonomy…

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Messenger™, also known as Facebook Messenger™, is a free instant messaging app developed in 2011 and available on desktop or mobile devices. Facebook Messenger™ allows users to send and exchange messages, photos, stickers, videos, audio, and files, in addition to supporting voice and video calls. In April of 2020 Messenger…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress in 1990 to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities. ADA is stringent and has a very comprehensive scope. The reality is that the vast majority of websites, patient portals, and mobile apps in healthcare are often not accessible to people…

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If you’re considering building a CCPA patient portal you must ask yourself: Is my patient engagement company CCPA compliant? If not, your business may be at risk. Discover exactly what CCPA is and if it applies to your healthcare business.  What is CCPA compliance? The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)…

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Bridge Patient Portal v3.0 gives patients a seamless web-to-mobile experience for scheduling, messaging, bill pay, intake, medical records and more DALLAS, Texas, March 5, 2020—Consumers expect the same level of digital capability and self enablement from their healthcare providers that they have become accustomed to in other industries; and, at…
John Deutsch
John Deutsch

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of healthcare IT business ownership experience specializing in patient engagement, marketing, and software/web development. He was the co-founder of EMR Experts, an EHR consulting firm, which was sold to Bizmatics Inc in 2008. John then founded Medical Web Experts, a leader in custom HIPAA-compliant software/web development and marketing for the healthcare industry. Bridge Patient Portal, an all-in-one patient engagement solution, was spun off from Medical Web Experts in 2014. John split his time as CEO between both Medical Web Experts and Bridge Patient Portal until late 2019, at which point he stepped down as CEO at Medical Web Experts to focus solely on Bridge Patient Portal. Besides his extensive experience in business and workforce management, he also maintains strong technical knowledge in information systems, IT security, compliance, and healthcare.