Combatting COVID-19 With Coronavirus Mobile Apps

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Amidst the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, people all over the world are turning to coronavirus apps to help keep them informed. Several coronavirus apps have been developed and launched since the outbreak, most of which are used to track the spread of the disease.  What features should a coronavirus mobile app include to promote physical distancing and combat the spread of COVID-19? Based on 18 years …

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Bridge Patient Portal’s New Version 3.0 Provides Healthcare Organizations With An Affordable, Client-Branded Healthcare Mobile App

The complete patient engagement vendor Bridge Patient Portal (our sister company), which provides a client-branded healthcare mobile app and or web format, released its newest version 3.0.  Digital healthcare consumers have become accustomed to high-quality applications from multiple industries, and now they expect the same level of digital capability and self enablement from their healthcare mobile app and other online touchpoints with healthcare and medical organizations. Patients demand convenient self-service tools such as self-scheduling, bill payment, patient-provider messaging, …

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Medical Web Experts Names Jared Mauskopf as Chief Executive Officer

Jared Mauskopf appointed chief executive officer at Medical Web Experts while John Deutsch remains chief compliance officer. DALLAS, TX, February 25, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Medical Web Experts, a leading provider of IT and web development solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Jared Mauskopf has been selected as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. Mauskopf previously held the position of senior vice president and has been with the company since 2013. “I can think of no better person …

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Patient Engagement Software Provider Bridge Patient Portal Announces Record Breaking Growth in 2019

Enterprise patient engagement software provider Bridge Patient Portal, Medical Web Experts’ sister company, today announced record-breaking growth in 2019 with a 68% client base increase and 85% increase in individual patients hosted on the platform. The fully-integrated and feature-rich software provides a complete solution to clunky piecemealed alternatives in the market and enhanced patient engagement, with PC and mobile-first options.  This growth comes as the industry continues to demand better patient engagement software solutions. Enterprise healthcare organizations increasingly …

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CCPA Healthcare Checklist: What Does CCPA Compliance Mean for Your Business and What Changes Should You Make?

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was enacted on January 1, 2020, gives consumers more control over the collection and sale of their personal information by businesses. Covered businesses will need to make changes to their website and internal customer management processes by following this CCPA healthcare checklist: Notify consumers before or at the time of collection which categories of personal information will be obtained and how they’ll be used Include a link on your homepage that …

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CCPA and Healthcare Explained: What is it, and Does it Apply to Your Business?

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CCPA and Healthcare  The state of California has a history of enacting consumer privacy legislation, and it’s stepping up to lead the country in the protection of citizen’s personal information through the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). This is taking place just two years after Europe led the way with the implementation of a similar consumer privacy legislation known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As if healthcare didn’t already have enough IT-related regulations to follow, ie. HIPAA, …

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Press Release: Bridge Patient Portal Releases Fully-Integrated Patient Self-Scheduling Solution

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Medical Web Experts’ sister company Bridge Patient Portal recently released a fully-integrated custom patient self-scheduling software solution that allows patients to schedule their own appointments. Not only does this give patients the flexibility and convenience that they expect from businesses today, it also helps practices improve office efficiency and save on the costs of separate and expensive self-scheduling solutions. Bridge is the first patient portal to offer advanced self-scheduling features. Bridge is an all-in-one patient engagement solution, with …

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ProPublica Investigation Reveals Massive Security Issue with PACS Systems – Make Sure Your Healthcare Organization Stays HIPAA-Compliant

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A ProPublica investigation found that a number of commonly-used PACS (picture archiving and communications systems) software programs left the medical imaging results and health records of millions of people unprotected by passwords and easily available to the public.  In many cases, the records could be viewed with an ordinary web browser, without installing any special software. Ransomware attacks and HIPAA breaches have made headlines the last few years, but this violation is somewhat different in how incredibly easy …

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How to Make a HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare App

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to protect patients’ privacy by limiting access and governing acceptable use of their health data. To abide by HIPAA law when building a healthcare app, it is essential that healthcare organizations place the utmost importance on HIPAA compliance. Maintaining HIPAA compliance requires diligence early on in the initial planning stages of the app, as well as throughout the lifespan of a healthcare app. HIPAA is constantly evolving (in …

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Did You Know That “HIPPA” Is Actually Spelled “HIPAA?” Here’s What HIPAA Is

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Know the difference between HIPAA and HIPPA and learn all about the US law that protects patients’ medical information. Whenever you’re doing an online search about HIPAA compliance, it’s easy to make a typo and confuse “HIPAA” with “HIPPA.” Phonetically speaking, it’s also an easy mistake to make. Given the similarities, you may be asking yourself,  “What exactly is the difference between HIPAA and HIPPA?” “HIPAA” is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. This is …

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