“The promise of patient convenience without the extra burden has won Bright.md a growing fan club among hospitals and medical groups.
- AVIA Innovator Network

“New telepresence doctor visits from companies like ... Bright.md deliver house calls via your mobile phone or computer, eliminating the need for the elderly to travel to a doctor.
- HuffPost

“Before you actually talk to your doctor, [SmartExam] gathers basic data. The app dynamically adapts the questions according to your answers. Using AI, it will give your doctor a preliminary diagnosis treatment plan.
- Wired

“Thank you, thank you. I was able to get relief so much faster than driving to a clinic. The instructions were thorough and easy to understand. This is smart health care.
- Adventist Patient, 2018

“I have never been more excited about healthcare. We have six kids; it would be a nightmare to find sitters, wait at the office and for prescriptions. I did not feel like getting dressed let alone leaving the house! This is ingenious!
- Patient, Greenville Health System, 2018

“Very fast and effective way to get treated without going to a doctor's office and waiting. It only took about 15 minutes from the time I started the exam to get medications called into my pharmacy.
- Patient, Palmetto Health 2018

“I live 85 miles from my doctor. This service saved a long trip and I was treated properly.
- Patient, Presbyterian Health, 2018

“It was so convenient and easy to use. I didn't have to take time off work or get extra tests that were not needed. I had no waiting in a waiting room full of sick people and was able to pick my prescription up right after work. Awesome!
- Patient, Presbyterian Health, 2018

“I trust SmartExam. It never gets in a hurry. It’s the same on Monday as it is on Thursday.”
- Bright.md partner provider

“My favorite thing about SmartExam is the ability to access it from anywhere with an internet connection.”
- Provider, Providence Health Systems, 2018

“SmartExam is being used by health systems to offer 24/7 access to care for more than 470 common medical conditions.”
- The Wall Street Journal, 2019


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August 7, 2019

Bright.md Digest: Doctors’ unions, politicians devoted to improving healthcare, rural use of telehealth, and some levity about physician burnout


Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR) visited the Bright.md offices to discuss healthcare and how telehealth platforms like SmartExam can help the chronically ill. Senator Wyden architected the Chronic Care Act in 2018 that combines social and medical services for older Americans who cope with multiple conditions. We were delighted by Senator Wyden’s knowledge and enthusiasm about improving healthcare, and we’re excited to see what he does next!

Medicare Allows More Benefits for Chronically Ill, Aiming to Improve Care for Millions

No matter what side you are on when it comes to unions or hot-button issues like gun control and AI, it’s interesting to consider the impact a nationwide organization of physicians advocating for patients could have.

Why Doctors Should Organize

This article about low telehealth adoption by patients is both frustrating and not at all surprising. 75 percent of patients aren’t using telehealth, for a variety of reasons—and many of them are residents of rural areas that could benefit from telehealth the most. How can we encourage more patients to use the virtual care options that are available to them? We have some ideas.

75% of Patients Still Not Using Telehealth Due to Access Barriers

There’s nothing funny about physician burnout, but sometimes laughter is the best medicine.

FDA Approves First Drug to Treat Medical Burnout


Nicole Turgeon

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