Bridge Patient Portal Achieves 2014 Edition Modular Health IT Certification from ICSA Labs

Nuala McLoughlin

Nuala McLoughlin

Posted on November 05, 2013

Patient portal solution for health practices, hospitals earns certification for 17 criteria

Medical Web Experts Bridge Patient Portal

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Bridge Patient Portal, a patient portal solution for health practices and hospitals, has achieved 2014 Edition Modular EHR / Ambulatory * ONC Health IT Certification which designates that the software is capable of supporting healthcare providers with Stage 1 and Stage 2 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Bridge Patient Portal v1.1 was certified by ICSA Labs, an Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) in accordance with the certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Bridge Patient Portal was certified on 17 different Modular EHR criteria, which represents a significant range of functionality for an EHR-independent 3rd party patient portal solution. “This is a huge accomplishment for us at Bridge as it demonstrates the depth of our application and helps physicians using EHRs that do not have Complete EHR certifications.” says John Deutsch, CEO of Medical Web Experts and Product Leader for Bridge Patient Portal. Bridge Patient Portal supports interfaces with a variety of EHR solutions via their proprietary interface engine. Bridge Patient Portal v1.1, Certification date: 10/3/2013, certification ID number: 130082R00 meets the following certification criteria:
(a)(3) Demographics
(a)(4) Vital signs, body mass index, and growth charts
(a)(5) Problem List
(a)(11) Smoking Status
(a)(13) Family Health History
(d)(1) Authentication, access control, and authorization.
(d)(2) Auditable Events and Tamper-Resistance
(d)(3) Audit Report(s)
(d)(5) Automatic log-off.
(d)(6) Emergency access
(d)(7) End-User Device Encryption.
(d)(8) Integrity
(e)(1) View, Download, and Transmit to 3rd Party
(e)(3) Secure Messaging
(f)(1) Immunization Information
(g)(1) Automated Numerator Recording
(g)(4) Quality Management System
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ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers vendor-neutral testing and certification. 2014 Edition ONC Health IT Certification is awarded to those technologies that are capable of meeting the more rigorous testing criteria developed to support providers and hospitals with Stage 2 meaningful use, which focuses on the capability of health IT to deliver higher quality patient care and exchange clinical information securely.
About Bridge Patient Portal
Bridge Patient Portal is a unique solution to patient engagement and practice management. With a full range of completely customizable features, it’s a leading solution for practices, hospitals, and healthcare organizations interested in simplifying their office functions while building patient-provider relationships. The portal operates in many different environments, including being offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model and a client-hosted Client/Server model. The portal can also be branded to each client’s needs both in terms of design and user interface layout. The official website is
About Medical Web Experts
Medical Web Experts is the developer and owner of the Bridge Patient Portal solution. With over 10 years of experience in healthcare IT, Medical Web Experts offers a full-suite of web development, custom web programming, IT, security and graphic design solutions. Their official site is
About ONC Certification
The ONC Certified HIT Technology program tests and certifies that Health IT technology is capable of meeting the 2014 Edition criteria approved by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The certifications include Complete EHRs, which meet all of the 2014 Edition criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology and EHR Modules, which meet one or more — but not all — of the criteria.
About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many of the world’s top security vendors.  ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. ICSA Labs is NVLAP accredited as a Health IT Test Lab and is also an ONC-Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) accredited by ANSI to ISO/IEC Guide 65. Visit for more information.
* This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional costs to implement certified functionality include an initial setup fee, either a one-time client server fee or monthly SaaS fee, and support fees for uni-directional and bi-directional interfaces as needed. Bridge Patient Portal v1.1 was certified on 10/3/2013. CHPL Product Number: 130082R00
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Medical Web Experts (Bridge Patient Portal)
John Deutsch
Carlos Arcila
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