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May 22, 2019

Bright.md Digest: Lowering costs, increasing access, and antibiotic stewardship with telehealth

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This week the Slack chatter at Bright.md included insights about how telemedicine lowers costs and improves rural access to healthcare, and how non-video telehealth can help in the fight against overprescribing antibiotics.

Kaiser Permanente takes a look at how companies are connecting workers to online healthcare options, reducing the need for and use of urgent care and emergency department visits, and saving patients around $100 per visit.

The Rise of Telemedicine & Lower Costs

Harvard Business Review examines how Intermountain Healthcare uses telehealth to reach patients in rural communities, and how its model has the potential to help access-challenged communities in both rural and urban settings throughout the country.

Telehealth Is Improving Health Care in Rural Areas

And finally, Bright.md's CEO and co-founder Ray Costantini writes in a guest post on KevinMD.com about how health care systems that offer patient-facing, non-video virtual care programs are doing their part for antibiotic stewardship.

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

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