Author Archives: John Deutsch

About John Deutsch

As the Founder and CEO of Medical Web Experts, Bridge Patient Portal, and Universe mHealth, John is a health IT entrepreneur and business owner of 16 years with extensive experience in Healthcare IT. He’s cultivated a specialized expertise in areas such as business development, medical software development, patient portals, mHealth, patient engagement, HIPAA, electronic medical records, website development, and internet marketing for healthcare businesses.

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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Advice for the Development of an MVP

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Before we dive into the topic of Minimum Viable Product Development, let’s briefly discuss what an MVP is. An MVP is a minimalistic version of a business’s idea for a product, and for this article that means a software product. This initial product is usually set up with only a basic list of features which gives customers and potential users an idea of what the product will look like. There are a number of reasons why businesses develop …

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The Benefits of Outsourcing your MVP Development

The Benefits of Outsourcing your MVP Development

Approaching your healthcare application development project with the plan of developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is almost always recommended. One might think that the idea of developing a product with less functionality might be a shortcut or involve less work, but from a planning perspective, it is exactly the opposite. One must envision all the functionality that the product would offer over the coming years, then decide what gets included in the MVP, including the first phase …

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Bridge Patient Portal Client Westmed Wins eHealthcare Leadership Award for Best Patient Access & Convenience

Westmed Medical Group, a client of patient engagement software vendor Bridge Patient Portal, has been recognized by eHealthcare Leadership Awards for their healthcare patient portal and mobile app in the category of Best Patient Access & Convenience in a Medical Practice/Outpatient Facility. Bridge Patient Portal, a patient health portal and patient engagement software vendor, is announcing that their client Westmed Medical Group, a large New York-based multi-specialty group medical practice, has been presented with an eHealthcare Leadership Award …

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MWE-Developed Mobile App Solution Launches New Version 1.1

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Universe mHealth App Platform, an mHealth company who with the assistance of Medical Web Experts has developed the leading enterprise mobile healthcare app announced their new Version 1.1 of the solution. The new version 1.1 includes a wealth of new functionality for performance, compatibility and compliance improvement. One of the most important functionality addition includes the addition of family/proxy accounts. This feature allows parents or caregivers to manager their child or care-receiver’s care, including paying bills, scheduling appointments, …

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Are SaaS Applications and Cloud Servers HIPAA Compliant?

As a provider of patient portal, SaaS (software as a service) applications, and hosting solutions to the healthcare industry, we get asked this question a lot. Before we can answer it question correctly, we must first understand how HIPAA relates to software and hosting, and what is involved in HIPAA compliant IT. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted in 1996 to address the growing use of technology in healthcare, specifically the transaction of health information …

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A Definitive Explanation of the New HIPAA Omnibus Ruling

This article applies to Covered Entities (any health care provider, health plan, or health care clearinghouse) and Business Associates (any person or entity that creates, receives, maintains, or transmits protected health information on behalf of a covered entity). With new HIPAA regulations and enforcement procedures having taken effect last year, it is important for HIPAA-covered healthcare entities to reexamine their obligations and ensure that the proper safeguards are in place to conserve the privacy of their patients’ protected …

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Value of SEO based on residual ROI

Quantifying the value of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) efforts has always proved to be a challenge. Furthermore, providing a client with a forecast on their potential Return-On-Investment (ROI) if they proceed with an SEO campaign is next to impossible. At the rate Google changes their algorithm, no internet marketing agency can guarantee a client a sustainable #2 ranking in Google for any somewhat competitive keyword. But every day people still make a leap of faith to try Search …

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Is your password 123456? Tips for password management

A realistic approach to internet security for medical practices – Part 3: Password Management Do you use bad passwords? Using “123456” as your password for your YouTube account isn’t a security risk to your patients, but passwords such as these are a huge risk to them when used in applications related to your practice. According to a study done by ZoneAlarm, 79% of passwords were found to use risky password construction. They also found that passwords containing “12345”, …

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