DALLAS, Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas City-based pediatrics practice Pediatric Associates - a private practice with two locations and 17 providers - has implemented Bridge Patient Portal® for its robust suite of pediatric-specific features and its capacity to interface with Greenway™ EMR software. Pediatric Associates will benefit from a full integration between their EMR and the patient portal, as well as key features for the caregivers of their young patients.
"We are excited about the pediatric specialty," says Bridge Patient Portal® CEO John Deutsch, "because it presents a number of challenges related to medical record sharing, age of majority, and other unique features. Success in the pediatric specialty paves the way for success in larger and more complicated primary care scenarios, as pediatrics presents some of the greatest challenges for a patient portal."
Bridge offers a number of features for pediatricians that are difficult to find in other portals:
- Immunization records: The child's immunization history with the physician's signature can be printed, making it easy to provide records for school or camp.
- BMI, height, & weight growth charts: Track the child's height and weight over time, and compare their growth against a standard growth chart.
- Support for multiple children: It's easy for parents to toggle between their own account and their children's accounts.
- Age of majority rules engine: Once a teen patient reaches the age of majority as per state law, parents' and guardians' access to their medical records will be automatically revoked.
Bridge Patient Portal® is also well-known for its capacity to interface with almost any EHR system - including Greenway™, the EMR used by Pediatric Associates. Bridge offers interfaces with a number of EHRs, including Allscripts®, Nextgen®, athenahealth®, GE Centricity™, and all EHR software systems using X-Link.
"At Pediatric Associates, we strive to be innovators and leaders in the pediatric space," says Dr. Natasha Burgert of Pediatric Associates. "Bridge was the only portal with the functionality we needed to support our patient care goals. Any physician working today understands the need for reliable communication with patients. Bridge is a tool that allows us to accomplish fast, accurate, and compassionate care with all the patients we serve."
Current patients of Pediatric Associates can sign up now for the new portal. Existing users of their previous portal were migrated to Bridge, allowing them to take advantage of the new portal and easing the headache of manual patient transfer for the Pediatric Associates staff.
About Bridge Patient Portal®
Bridge Patient Portal® (http://www.bridgepatientportal.com/) is an enterprise portal platform that provides a superior experience for healthcare organizations and its patients. The Bridge Patient Portal platform is ideal for organizations seeking to replace their existing EHR portals or connect to disparate EHR environments with a single, EHR-agnostic patient portal platform. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Bridge Patient Portal® has installations in more than 50 physician practices, hospitals and health systems nationwide.
About Pediatric Associates
Pediatric Associates (http://www.pedsassoc.com/) is a pediatric practice with locations in Kansas City and Lee's Summit, Missouri. The team of 15 physicians, 2 nurse practitioners, and dozens of nurses aim to provide comprehensive, reliable care while developing trusted relationships with the families they care for. The staff specializes in the care of infants, children, and adolescents as well as preterm or multiple births.
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