Bridge Receives 2015 Edition ONC Healthcare IT Certification

DALLASJuly 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Bridge Patient Portal, an enterprise patient portal and patient engagement solution for healthcare provider groups, has achieved the ONC Certification Criteria for Health IT and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Newly released Bridge Patient Portal v2.0 has been certified by SLI, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) in accordance with the certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The portal helps increase patient engagement while helping provider groups meet requirements for MIPS, MACRA, and Stage 3 Meaningful Use.

Stage 3 Meaningful Use measures, which fall under CMS’ Merit Based Incentive Payments System (MIPS) program, are a part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Stage 3 Meaningful Use requires physicians to report on a series of measures in order to receive funding as per the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ONC Health IT Certification recognizes that Bridge Patient Portal can support providers in meeting the measures of Stage 3 Meaningful Use.

Bridge Patient Portal was certified on 16 different EHR criteria, which represents a significant range of functionality for an EHR-independent 3rd party patient portal solution. “The depth of our certification demonstrates an increasing need in the market for patient portals with advanced CCD, interface, and messaging functionality for provider groups and EHR vendor partners alike,” says John Deutsch, CEO and Product Owner of Bridge Patient Portal. Bridge Certified Patient Portal supports interfaces with a variety of EHR solutions via their Application Programming Interface. Together with a certified EHR software solution, Bridge customers can meet all necessary criteria for Stage 3 Meaningful Use.  Bridge Patient Portal v2.0—certification #, certified date July 3, 2018—meets the following certification criteria:

  • 170.315(d)(1) Authentication, access control
  • 170.315(d)(2) Auditable events and tamper-resistance
  • 170.315(d)(3) Audit reports
  • 170.315(d)(5) Automatic Access & Timeout
  • 170.315(d)(6) Emergency Access
  • 170.315(d)(7) End-user device encryption
  • 170.315(d)(9) Trusted connection
  • 170.315(e)(1) View, download, and transmit to 3rd party
  • 170.315(e)(2) Secure messaging
  • 170.315(g)(1) Automated numerator recording
  • 170.315(g)(4) Quality system management
  • 170.315(g)(5) Accessibility-centered design
  • 170.315(g)(6) Consolidated CDA creation performance
  • 170.315(g)(7) Application access – patient selection
  • 170.315(g)(8) Application access – data category request
  • 170.315(g)(9) Application access – all data request

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Designed for a valuable and engaging user experience, the Bridge Patient Portal solution is completely customizable, interfaces with multiple systems (EHR, RCM, PM, etc.) simultaneously, and operates in both desktop and mobile devices.

Additionally, Bridge offers a rich feature-set, including:

  • Personal health records (labs, medications, conditions, etc.)
  • Patient/provider/staff messaging
  • Appointment requests and self-scheduling
  • Online bill pay
  • Web check-in
  • Custom, integrated patient forms
  • Prescription refill requests
  • Patient self-registration
  • Two-factor authentication
  • SMS-based username/password resets
  • Email, SMS and mobile push notifications/reminders
  • Marketing & recall messaging
  • Patient engagement reporting
  • Care plans
  • Proxy accounts
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Task management
  • Multiple concurrent, bi-directional EHR/RCM/PM/HIE interfaces
  • Private-label branding
  • Mobile-responsive design
  • Multilingual support
  • iOS and Android mobile apps
  • Multi-tenant support (multiple facilities)

About SLI

SLI Compliance is an Independent Test Laboratory and Certification Body.  SLI Compliance has been authorized to perform Conformance Testing and Certification on Health Information Technology by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator as an Authorized Test Lab (ONC-ATL) and an Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB). Testing and Certification ensures eligible professionals, practices and hospitals that the Health IT technology they’re considering has the necessary capabilities to satisfy the ONC Health IT Program criteria and CMS incentive program goals and objectives. SLI CERTIFIED® is a registered trademark of Gaming Laboratories International, LLC dba SLI Compliance.

About ONC Certification

The ONC Health IT program accredits laboratories to perform testing and certification of Health IT technology to verify it meets all requirements set forth in the 2015 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2015 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more—but not all—of the criteria. ONC CERTIFIED HIT® is a registered trademark of HHS.

Blake Rodocker
Blake Rodocker

Director Of Business Development Blake joined Bridge Patient Portal in 2016 after transferring from our parent company, Medical Web Experts. With over 10 years of sales and management experience, Blake is a results-driven professional, passionate about driving collaboration with clients, partners, and internal teams. Throughout his time at Bridge Patient Portal, Blake has demonstrated his versatility and dedication by actively collaborating with various departments within the organization, streamlining processes, and optimizing efficiency. Blake studied business administration at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, and completed a Health Information Curriculum and Training for Transformation (HICATT) program and GCP sales certification.