“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

← Back to In the News

February 13, 2018

Bright.md launches in New Mexico, Oregon and more digital health deals


Portland, Oregon-based Bright.md, which makes a virtual physician’s assistant app called SmartExam, has announced two new customer wins at Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico and Providence Health & Services in Oregon. Concurrent with the New Mexico launch, Bright.md has launched a Spanish-language version of the app as well.

“Healthcare systems like Presbyterian and Providence have been paving the way with exciting telehealth and remote care initiatives,” Dr. Ray Costantini, cofounder and CEO of Bright.md, said in a statement. “The addition of SmartExam as a virtual physician’s assistant further extends their leadership in delivering innovative, value-based care that meets the unique needs of their communities. Through SmartExam’s care automation, members of a health system can access their trusted physicians to quickly and easily address their most common health concerns, at a cost that is significantly less than a typical co-pay.”

Health technology company TeleHealth Services and nonprofit Healthwise have teamed up to create new evidence-based patient education platform. Healthwise’s patient education videos will be delivered via TeleHealth Services’ AI-driven patient engagement platform iCare Navigator, which is accessible on mobile devices.

“Quality patient education content is vital to an effective health education program,” TeleHealth Services President Dan Nathan said in a statement. “The powerful combination of the next-generation iCare Navigator technology with Healthwise award-winning videos will help patients make better decisions about their care with support from family members. The iCare Navigator system also establishes a personal care network of family and friends to advocate and encourage adherence with the patient’s post-discharge care plan.”

Pharma company Takeda is supporting Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s launch of IBD&Me, an app to help people with Irritable Bowel Disease select the right drug. The app is unbranded, so it won’t give preference to Takeda’s drugs. It applies the marketing concept of conjoint analysis to healthcare by giving patients a series of two-option choices. Fierce Pharma first reported the story.

Premier, a healthcare improvement company that works with nearly 200,000 provider organizations, has made a group purchasing agreement for ivWatch Model 400, a remote monitoring technology that helps make sure patients’ IVs stay attached. Premier has named ivWatch a Breakthrough Technology, allowing companies in Premier’s network to obtain the device at a lower pre-negotiated price.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Premier as a Breakthrough Technology which accelerates the standard GPO process and enables us to educate more organizations about our technology offering a new standard of care for PIVs,” Scott Hensley, vice president of sales and business development at ivWatch, said in a statement. “This recognition is a testament to the need for a technology solution in hospitals for continuous IV monitoring for early detection of IV infiltrations and extravasations.”

MobiHealth News

Learn how Bright.md's virtual care solutions can help your system manage the COVID-19 crisis and deliver high-quality care for hundreds of conditions every day.

Contact Bright.md to schedule a demo and experience the product from all perspectives.


510 SW 3rd Ave
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204