Together We Can Make Healthcare Better
Giving patients the power and ease to better manage their care, when and how they want, inspires the work that we do. We pride ourselves on bridging the gap between patients and providers with technology that makes engagement thoughtful and intuitive.
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.
Josh was trained as an information technology technician at Penn Foster College in Scottsdale, Arizona. He lived and worked in the United States for five years before moving to Argentina, where he gained the opportunity to work for a major electronic medical records (EMR) company as an interface and help desk director. During this phase of his career, he received valuable EMR training. He also worked closely with major labs and practice management (PM) software companies in the US before coming to Medical Web Experts in 2013 as the product owner of Bridge Patient Portal. He is well versed in HL7 interfaces and has managed the development of patient portal features that meet Meaningful Use requirements for various EMR companies, including Bridge Patient Portal. Josh works with Bridge’s team of talented developers to better the product every day.
Kortney Orueta, a seasoned professional in the field of business management, brings a wealth of expertise to her role as Director of Operations at BridgeInteract. With a strong educational background in business management from Oakland Community College in Rochester Hills, Michigan, Kortney embarked on her journey at our parent company, Medical Web Experts, in 2010 as the diligent office manager.
Recognizing her exceptional organizational and leadership skills, Kortney swiftly ascended the ranks and assumed the position of Director of HR & Administration in 2013. During her tenure, she expertly managed a dedicated team of four individuals while actively contributing to the early stages of forming Bridge Patient Portal, Inc.
As her professional focus shifted toward finance in the subsequent years, Kortney assumed the critical role of Chief of Staff in 2021. With an unwavering dedication to financial matters, she currently spearheads all finance-related initiatives for Bridge, demonstrating her meticulous attention to detail and strategic acumen.
Kortney’s dynamic and diverse background positions her as a vital force within Bridge, ensuring seamless operations and driving organizational growth. Her unwavering commitment to excellence and astute management skills make her an invaluable asset to the team, enabling Bridge to deliver exceptional solutions to our clients.
Pablo manages Bridge’s IT security policies and HIPAA-compliant hosting infrastructure. He holds an M.S. in Cybersecurity from the University of Buenos Aires and is currently an associate professor of cybersecurity engineering at CPE Lyon in France. His research is centered around the security challenges that next-gen communications technologies face, and his work has appeared in IEEE. Pablo is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect, and a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). He has a passion for applying the latest technologies to combat cybersecurity threats.
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.
Robert S. Nakahara
Nakahara is a proven leader with an extensive background in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and financial industries. As Chief Financial Officer for InDemand Interpreting, Inc., a company that serves over 1M patients annually providing on-demand video medical interpreting services to limited English proficient patients, Nakahara was instrumental in achieving stellar growth with a 4-year revenue compound annual growth rate of over 40%. The Company was sold in 2019 for over 2x trailing 12-month revenue.
He served as Chief Financial Officer for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange (aka Obamacare), in which he was awarded over $300M in HHS/CMS federal grants to design, develop and implement Washington’s new health insurance marketplace. During his tenure, the organization completed its successful online health insurance marketplace platform rollout, federal compliance, and clean financial annual audits.
He also served as Senior Vice President & CFO for Premera Blue Cross, as well as Senior Auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.
Nakahara holds an MBA in Finance (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Puget Sound, and a BA in Accounting/Finance/International Business (Cum Laude) from the University of Washington. He enjoys speaking nationally and locally to wide audiences representing organizations including the Washington State Society of CPAs, State-Based ACA Exchanges, and at the Moss Adams National Annual Healthcare Conferences.