After you’ve built your home exercise program, there are a few ways you can share it with a patient or caregiver. Programs can be delivered via email, text, or a printed PDF.
First, let’s look at the email sharing option. To deliver via email, click the email icon on the right side of the page. Then, enter your patient’s email address, and confirm that they have consented to receive their program via email. This will send an email to your patient that includes the access code for the program as well as a link to our patient app, MedBridge Go.
They will also be provided with a link to access their program through our online patient portal. An attachment of their program is not included in the email, but they will receive the pathway to access your most up to date version. This ensures they automatically see any changes or updates you make to the program. Remember to make sure you receive consent from your patient before emailing them.
Text messaging is another option for distributing your patient’s program. To deliver via text message, click the text message icon on the right side of the page. Then, enter your patient’s phone number, and confirm that they have consented to receive their program via text. In a similar format, the text message will include a link to the MedBridge Go App as well as their access code. If your patient clicks this link on their mobile phone, a banner will appear to prompt them to download or open the MedBridge GO mobile app.
You can also share your program by printing out a copy for your patient to take home. This printout will include images and a description for each exercise, as well as any added patient education. To print a PDF, click the print icon on the right side of the screen. You can then customize the print out for your patient.
If you want to include login instructions, click “login information” on the left side. This will add a link to the online patient portal to the PDF, along with instructions on how to download the MedBridge GO app, how to access the online patient portal, and the patient's unique access code. To modify the layout of the PDF, select your desired size under the “Page Layout” section on the left side of the screen. You can select a compact, small, normal, or large layout.
Depending on which browser you are using, you may be able to hover over the PDF and select the print icon. Otherwise, click “Download PDF” to download a copy of the HEP program. You can then print the program out for your patient to take home with them. When you print or download the PDF, your settings will be saved for the next program you print.
Finally, you can use the document method to easily copy and paste your home exercise program into your EMR. This will ensure your unique access code is saved in your patient’s chart.
No matter what delivery method you use, delivering the program automatically saves the program. If you are not assigning the program right away, you can save it for later by clicking the blue save button at the bottom of the page under the program builder.
Once you’ve saved the program, take note of the access code at the top of the Exercise Program Builder. It’s important to save this code in your patient file so you can edit your program at a later date. Remember, if you come back and edit your program, you will need to save it again.
All of MedBridge’s HEP delivery options are HIPAA compliant so you can be sure your patient’s information is protected.
Be sure to check out our other tutorials where we look closer at how to use a template, edit a program, or add a custom exercise.