Second View Medical’s International Telemedicine Expansion

When Second View Medical a one-stop-shop for patients seeking second opinions across a wide variety of specialties — came to Medical Web Experts (MWE), they had big goals. The practice wanted to develop a user-friendly, secure, full-service telemedicine platform that would allow doctors to provide second opinion consultations to international patients. Here’s how we worked together to come up with just the solution they needed. Full-Service Medical Website Development Solution for Telemedicine As a first step, Medical Web …

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WESTMED Medical Group Leverages Bridge Patient Portal and mHealth App Platform to Improve Patient Engagement

Branded Mobile Health Application and Deep Integration with GE’s Centricity and EMR Products are Critical to WESTMED’s Selection of Bridge Patient Portal KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to a recent Nielsen survey, most Americans use digital and electronic tools to manage everyday activities except when it comes to healthcare. In fact, only one in five have access to online appointment scheduling. To create a more connected patient experience and improve patient outcomes, WESTMED Medical Group …

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Roadmap to Hospital Mobile App Development Success

Doctor Holding Smartphone with Hospital App

How can you make sure your hospital app delivers maximum value? It’s no secret that hospital app development often comes with a hefty initial price tag. According to one survey, 18% of hospitals spend anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million in mobile app development, and 56% have a development cycle of 7 months or more.

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Why Most Hospital Apps Fail (But Yours Doesn’t Have to)

Doctor Using A Hospital Mobile App

Only 11% of hospital apps offer at least 1 of the 3 functionalities patients want most. Pick up the cell phone of any of your friends or family members — or even your own — and you have nearly a 60% chance of finding at least one wellness app. Mobile device apps have taken consumer-driven economics to an entirely new level, giving a new level of autonomy to individual consumers. In the wellness space, mobile applications have grown …

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Why Your Website Isn’t Ranking in Google — and How to Fix It

Even if you’re creating great content, you may be missing a key ranking factor. For patients and providers alike, there’s no doubt about it: health care has changed significantly over the last decade. For providers, the shift towards value-based reimbursement models has presented a real opportunity to improve quality of care. For patients, the surge in high-deductible health plans has engendered a much more information-driven patient who approaches choosing a provider from a more active position. In fact, …

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Hospital Website Design ICU: What Makes Your Site User-Friendly?

Hospital Website Design

It’s no secret: patients today are taking a more active role in researching treatments and providers before choosing where to spend their healthcare dollars. As with other sectors of the economy, the internet is the go-to source for healthcare consumers to research their options and educate themselves about their conditions and treatments. When it comes to hospital website design, it’s imperative that the trends and behaviors of today’s healthcare consumer be taken into consideration.

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Community Care Collaborative Selects Bridge Patient Portal for Patient-Centered Engagement, Spanish Translation and Responsive Mobile Design

Texas Healthcare Organization Achieves Twice the National Patient Enrollment Average Using Bridge Patient Portal KIRKLAND, Wash., July 26, 2016 – PRNewswire — Serving the 11th largest metro-area in the United States, Community Care Collaborative (CCC) selects Bridge Patient Portal as its singular portal solution for secure online medical record access, outcome improvement and helping engage patients as the CCC works to manage the healthcare needs of the safety net population in Travis County, Texas. 

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3 Ways to Reach Healthcare Consumers Through Web Content

Turning consumers into customers starts with understanding who your consumers are, and what they’ll respond to the most.  Creating effective content is easy once you’ve a) defined a goal and b) chosen a channel whose user base is likely to match up with your potential customer base. There are a few content distribution channels that you’ll consistently find most effective at reaching internet users in 2016 and guiding them toward your brand. 1. Create unique, interesting videos. Over 78% of …

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If Over 90% Of People Are Interested In Using A Patient Portal, Why Do Only 25% Of Patients Report Using it?

Nurse Interacting with Patients through Patient Portal

For most adults, the use of the Internet and other electronic communications is second nature – yet when it comes to the adoption of patient portals, the majority of practices report overall averages of just 30%. Why so low? A recent survey carried out by Accenture clearly showed a high amount of interest, around 90%, in digital tools, such as portals, but patients just aren’t using them.

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Three Ways to Increase Patient Portal Engagement

People engaged in their healthcare - patient portal

This week, CEO John Deutsch was quoted in an EMR Daily News article about how to get patients to log in to patient portals and keep using them to manage their health. While patient portals have become central to discussions of Meaningful Use and key tools for patient engagement, they remain vastly underutilized. EMR Daily News put forth three essential strategies for making sure that you portal successfully reaches patients.

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