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Ask the Expert: Overcoming Integration Obstacles
From being a sales rep with a clinical background at a durable medical equipment (DME) company, to managing an integration project for them that blossomed into a new career path… Shari Matkin now brings her unique insight to Bridge Connector’s customer personas as she is helping to build out our delivery team. Spoiler alert: If […]
Interoperability: Putting Patients at the Center of Care
Studies show that nearly half of adults would like access to their health information online to make better decisions for themselves and their loved ones. See how we can take patients into consideration as we work to achieve interoperability.
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5 Tips to Staying Data-Driven through System Changes
Is your organization potentially consolidating data systems in the future? Here are five tips to help prepare for a successful transition to avoid dips in revenue or patient care.
On-Demand Webinar: Building a Better Patient Journey
No matter what sector your health care organization falls into, improving the patient experience is always a top priority. Addiction treatment and behavioral health facilities are no exception. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to learn more.
Treat Me Through the Phone: 4 Telehealth Trends in 2019
There is a new wave of health care that is taking advantage of video chat and similar technologies to advance its delivery — “telehealth,” which is “the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.” Telehealth can be delivered via […]
Creating an environment for happy physicians
Studies about physician burnout causes have been extensive in recent years, but the overall theme is that “too many bureaucratic tasks, such as charting and paperwork” are to blame. Learn how re-thinking workflows can be an important strategy to reduce physicians’ time spent on dual, manual data entry, increasing their job satisfaction.
Physician Group Streamlines Processes
MIMIT, a rapidly-growing physician group employed integrations to continue expansion, bolster service.
5 Ways to Re-think Employee Engagement in Health IT
On the heels of Bridge Connector being named to two “Best Places to Work” listings recently, we sat down with our VP of HR, Caitlin Franklin, to learn five ways Bridge Connector is re-thinking employee engagement.
Patient Matching: How the Lack of a UPI Affects Interoperability
“The real challenge of identity management and parsing together a longitudinal health record has to do with integration and interoperability,” according to Doug Brown, at Black Book. “Many systems still do not communicate and store data in disjointed architectures and an upsurge of identifiers continue to be created.”
Ask the Expert: Nurse to Health IT Manager
Joy Huss, on how to move from “getting it right” in the EHR, to connecting data beyond that, to make care providers’ lives easier and patients lives better
Ask the Expert: DevSecOps in Health IT
Chris Rathermel serves as Bridge Connector’s Vice President of Information Technology. A Wisconsin native who relocated to Nashville in 2011, he is a problem-solver who has worked for a diverse portfolio of industries, getting to the “root cause” and bettering lives with tech solutions. He adds to the tech “street cred” of the Bridge Connector […]
Patient Data and the App Economy: What’s Next?
In previous blogs, we’ve talked about how the “appification” of health care can better engage patients, including how apps may better connect a patient’s team of family caregivers who often do not receive critical, life-saving information until it’s too late. And we’ve also explored three major advances that the app economy brings to health care […]
Bridge Connector Raises $20 Million in 13 Months to Solve Interoperability
Health IT startup creates ecosystem where any size health care organization can benefit from connected data systems .
6 Easy Steps to Make Interoperability a Reality
Our guide gives providers six, easy and proven steps to make interoperability a reality. Get more value from your data, starting now.
5 Advantages to Automating Referral Intake
Learn five improvements your team can experience when you automate referral intake.
Next-Level Referral Intake Management
“This is a massive undertaking, and every health care organization experiences pain around their digital transformation and automation efforts. It’s ultimately about how to choose the right electronic data and integrations vendors for an organization’s specific needs,” said Bridge Connector Chief Revenue Officer Andy Harlen.
Your Admissions Workflow, Automated
What could your admissions team accomplish if they could save 15 minutes admitting each patient at your facility?
See the Stats: Health IT and the Silver Tsunami
Considering 54 million people will turn 65 over the next 15 years, it’s understandable why many business industry leaders in general, but particularly those in health care, refer to the aging patient demographic as the Silver Tsunami.
Value-Based Care: Looking Through the Patient’s Lens
If there is a companion theme that has most accompanied the shift from volume-based to value-based care in the U.S., it’s “patient-centered care,” recently featured on this Fierce Healthcare list of most overused buzzwords. But think about it — if businesses in most every other sector focus their success around customer satisfaction (plus the happy […]
Challenges and Opportunities in Behavioral Health Data
While behavioral health refers to the broadest category being discussed here, it should be noted that there is great overlap in terms and cases with around 45 million Americans experiencing mental illness, and around 20 million experiencing a substance use disorder. An alarming 8.2 million Americans are affected by both. And substance abuse or addiction […]
Ask the Expert: Hospital Executive on Interoperability
Michele Oglesby has extensive experience driving profitability and growth for hospital systems, including for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Envision Healthcare, and others. Below, she explains the hospital executive persona, their business role within an organization, and how interoperability, or a lack thereof, affects ROI in the hospital care setting. This is the first installment of […]
Bridge Connector: State of the Union
Bridge Connector CEO David Wenger kicked off the company’s first annual Apex on Friday, February 22, 2019. He took the stage with “Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty playing, which could easily be considered David’s personal and professional theme song over the last couple of years. We wanted to share his remarks, as they give […]
Bridge Connector Continues Growth with Key Hires
“The future looks bright for Bridge Connector,” says David Wenger, founder and CEO of Bridge Connector. “We are fortunate to have brought on such top talent to our company. These experienced executives will help further our efforts and continue our rapid market expansion nationally.”
Health IT at HIMSS 2019: 4 Key Takeaways
Our staff who attended HIMSS 2019 have returned and shared some of their “greatest hits.” This year’s theme was “Champions of Health Unite,” with around 43,000 attendees convening in Orlando, Fla., from February 11 through 15. As one of the largest health care conferences of its kind in the world, with so many booths, panels, […]
Health IT Report to Congress: A Summary
In its 2018 Report to Congress, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology provided a progress report on how U.S. health care data-sharing is going with its “Annual Update on the Adoption of a Nationwide System for the Electronic Use and Exchange of Health Information.” If the title doesn’t entice you […]
Bridge receives Salesforce Ohana Partner Award
“Salesforce is one of the most innovative tech companies there is. And they’ve already played such an important role as we launched Bridge Connector this past year. Receiving this ‘Ohana’ award is particularly meaningful because we just wrapped a very successful Year One — and quite simply, we couldn’t have gotten to where we are […]
higi and Bridge Connector: 4th Network of Health Care
To assure this network provides the data interoperability needed for coordinated care, higi works with Bridge Connector to provide clients with an option to integrate higi data into the clinical workflow, making it more efficient for the providers and allows for early intervention. “We are changing the way healthcare is delivered,” says David Wenger, CEO […]
Bridge Connector, Innovative ISV Partner of Salesforce
“Our industry continues to centralize and integrate patient data, but it is critical that we stay focused on improving the patient experience,” said Ashwini Zenooz, MD, SVP & GM of Healthcare and Life Sciences at Salesforce. “By surfacing critical factors of a patient’s life in a single view, we empower care providers to personalize patient […]
Health IT firm moves HQ to Nashville
Bridge Connector, which raised an additional $5.5 million at the end of 2018, expects to add 150 new clients this year, Wenger said. To do that, the company has partnered with electronic medical record companies and Salesforce to target physician practices, insurance companies and health systems that need help sharing data between their systems.
Post Acute Care & the Silver Tsunami
When you consider that over 54 million people will turn 65 over the next 15 years, it’s understandable why many business industry leaders in general, but particularly those in health care, have been referring to the aging patient demographic as the “Silver Tsunami.” How the shifting patient demographic will contribute to explosive growth within the […]
HL7 FHIR R4: Decoding the Acronym Soup
To understand the context here, let’s recall that HL7, the ANSI-accredited standards developing organization, is around 30 years old, as is its V2 messaging standard. HL7 solved a lot of problems for health care IT in the 1990s simply by replacing other data sharing mechanisms that were being used at that time. Let us repeat, […]
Value-Based Care: Players, Challenges, Opportunities
We’ve been talking about value-based health care since at least 2005, when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS; a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) began a pilot project to connect quality of care to compensation. The idea being, that if at least 75 percent of U.S. companies link […]
Care Beyond Clinical: Social Determinants of Health
Understanding and connecting social determinants as a path to true, patient-centered care
How Apps are Modernizing Health Care Organizations
It’s Sunday night, and you’re making resolutions to start your new “healthy lifestyle” Monday morning. You hop on your phone and head to the app store to download some apps to help keep you on track. MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Lifesum, and so many more health-related apps pop up on your screen, ready to make your life […]
Bridge Connector Key Hire: Chief Compliance Officer
Healthcare-technology startup Bridge Connector, which delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations, today announced Michele Oglesby as their Chief Compliance Officer. Based in the company’s Nashville office, she works alongside Chief Operating Officer Judson Lathe, Chief Technology Officer Joshua Douglas, and Chief Revenue Officer Andy Harlen, and will report to Chief Executive Officer and founder, […]
higi and Bridge Connector Announce Partnership
Partnership Key to Delivering Seamless Integration Between higi Health Stations and Hospitals and Providers to Make Healthcare Better Connected
Talking Tech with Bridge Connector
There’s no magic key that opens the startup funding door. It takes persistence, a great product and team, and perhaps a bit of luck.
4 Key Takeaways From PointClickCare Summit ’18
Is there anything better than having a great conference right in your backyard? That’s just one of the reasons we were so excited for PointClickCare Summit 2018, which took place at the Gaylord Opryland Conference Center in Nashville this year.
Top 5 Health IT Holiday Parties in Nashville
Nashville is known for many things: healthcare, technology, country music … the list continues on and on. Something that professionals who reside in Nashville also know is there are countless networking opportunities.
Healthcare: On a Tight Schedule
Scheduling is a serious challenge in the healthcare industry, one that can leave patients feeling neglected and physicians underutilized.
Healthcare and the App Economy: A New Era
Not just diet and fitness apps, but a full digital transformation of the healthcare industry
4 Surprising Companies Driving Healthcare Innovation
When it comes to the healthcare industry, there is always room for improvement. These companies are stepping up to help.
Our 4 Biggest Takeaways from Dreamforce ’18
Key healthcare insights from the annual Salesforce community conference
3 Barriers to Interoperability, and 3 Reasons it Matters
Achieving interoperability is a top priority for healthcare professionals — what’s standing in their way?
Acute to Post-Acute Care: 4 Ways Integration Can Help
Everyone benefits when all the healthcare providers for one patient are on the same page
4 Benefits of Modernizing the Patient Experience
New technology is helping, but avoiding the pitfalls of creating data silos is crucial
Home-Health Innovator Automates Care Coordination
Graham Healthcare alerts providers and patients to critical care updates faster than ever before
Health IT Startup, Bridge Connector, Raises $4.5M
Bridge Connector is looking to solve the problem of complicated integration by creating a model to allow any size healthcare organization to easily send data back and forth by providing a new type of solution: integration platform as a service.
Bridge Connector CEO, Changing Health Care Communication
David Wenger, Founder & CEO of Bridge Connector, which delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels. David Wenger is the Founder & CEO of Bridge Connector, an integrated platform as a service (iPaaS) company that delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations, which he founded […]
Two local execs join Florida health IT startup
A Florida technology startup that manages health care data integrations has recruited two local executives to its leadership team as it puts to work a $4.5 million investment from a venture capital fund run by a former Publix Super Markets CEO. New to one-year-old Bridge Connector are Chief Technology Officer Joshua Douglas and Vice President […]
Silverline and Bridge Connector Announce Partnership
NEW YORK – June 18, 2018 — Silverline, a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner headquartered in New York City, today announced a strategic partnership with Bridge Connector, a full-service, healthcare-integration provider. The partnership will enable Silverline’s clients, including those leveraging its Patient Engagement Center, a Salesforce Fullforce Solution built on Salesforce Health Cloud, to utilize Bridge Connector’s […]
Bridge Connector Announces Key Hires in Nashville
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (June 6, 2018) — Healthcare-technology startup Bridge Connector, which delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations, today announced three key hires. Joshua Douglas is the Chief Technology Officer and Andy Harlen is Vice President of Sales, both of whom will be based in the company’s new office at 1408 17th Avenue South […]
Bridge Connector and PointClickCare Partnership
“It is our mission to continue providing and optimizing the most effective, full-spectrum solutions for more than 16,000 senior-care facilities we support,” said B.J. Boyle, Vice President of Product Management at PointClickCare. “Besides improving care coordination between acute and post-acute care facilities, partnering with Bridge Connector will help drive better outcomes by maintaining full visibility […]
Bridge Connector Partners with Formativ Health
“We work with physician practices, hospitals, and health systems to help them improve the patient experience,” said David Harvey, Chief Technology Officer at Formativ Health. “Successfully interfacing with the core systems that our clients use in their organizations is critical to our success, and our partnership with Bridge Connector will enable us to deliver our […]
Bridge Connector Announces Board of Directors
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (June 5, 2018) — Bridge Connector, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that delivers streamlined integration solutions for healthcare organizations, today announced a seed investment of $4.5 million, led by Tampa-based emerging-technologies firm Axioma Ventures LLC, backed by Howard Jenkins, former CEO of Publix Super Markets. The financing will be used […]
Bridge Connector Raises $10 Million in Two Months
“Since our initial seed investment in early June, we’ve been thrilled with the explosive expansion of Bridge Connector, a smart startup that we know will continue to make waves in the healthcare space, especially regarding interoperability,” said Howard Jenkins, Bridge Connector’s Chief Strategy Officer, former CEO of Publix Super Markets, and co-founding partner of Axioma […]
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