How Can Bridge Help You Meet Meaningful Use Stage 1 and Stage 2 Criteria?

Outdated as of May 2021.

This article is outdated.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 criteria, making it an excellent choice for any healthcare practice or hospital to use in combination with their EHR software to receive federal incentive dollars.

Using Bridge Patient Portal alone, healthcare organizations can meet 45% of the base criteria for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Paired with a certified EHR solution, Bridge can be used to meet 100% of Meaningful Use Stage 1 and 2 criteria.

Here are some of the ways that Bridge can help you attest for Meaningful Use:

Meaningful Use Stage 1

Stage One stipulates that a healthcare provider must meet any five of the Meaningful Use Menu Set Objectives. One example: 10% of all patients seen are provided with timely electronic access (within four business days) to their health information.

Our Solution: All patient accounts are activated as soon as they register with the Portal. Providers can allow registered patients with electronic access to their health information as soon as they like.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 for Practices

Core objective #17: Use secure electronic messaging to communicate with patients on relevant health information.

Our Solution: Bridge Patient Portal offers a secure messaging system that allows each user to send messages to other users whom they have added as contacts in their profile.

Meaningful Use Stage 2 for Hospitals

Menu objective #2: Record electronic notes in patient records.

Our Solution: Using the Progression section, physicians can take notes such as identifying information and presenting problem; mental status and risk assessment; diagnostic impression evaluation; treatment goals, and more.

Call 866-838-9455 to learn more about attesting for Meaningful Use with Bridge Patient Portal.


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.