“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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December 11, 2019

Bright.md Digest: How telehealth connects patients with Santa, what happens when product teams and doctors bump heads, and why traditional providers still have the advantage over big tech


It’s the holiday season, which means there are more cookies than usual in the office (and there are usually a lot of cookies in the office), the tree is up, and Santa somehow slipped into our Slack discussions.

There’s never a fun time to be in the hospital when you’re a child, but the holidays are especially rough. Four Shriners Hospitals for Children locations will use telehealth technology to bring the magic of Santa’s workshop to patients. Every child deserves world-class healthcare—they also deserve the ability to experience the joy of the holidays.

Telehealth Technology Brings Santa and the Magic of the North Pole to Shriners Hospitals for Children this Holiday Season

In the race to become viable investments, are some startups pitting product teams against medical advisors? We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: digital health startups must not cut corners when it comes to consumer health. There’s too much at stake. The best way to ensure success and patient safety is to build coalitions between product and medical departments.

Doctors and techies are clashing at digital health companies, and one start-up exec is seeking a fix

2019 was supposed to be the year big tech disrupted healthcare. But with the year winding down, it seems more true than ever that patients still trust their own doctors more than they trust Dr. Google. Will 2020 be the year that tide turns?

Bright.md Survey Reveals Tremendous Opportunity for Health Care Systems: Consumers Still Put More Trust in Health Care Providers and Hospitals than in Retailers and Big Tech


Nicole Turgeon

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