“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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July 21, 2015

Bright.md Raises $3.5 Million to Help Physicians Provide Remote Care Online in 2 Minutes


Bright.md is raising cash to help you visit the doctor virtually.

The Portland-based startup today announced a $3.5 million Series A funding round that will help the company continue building out its healthcare platform. Oregon Angel Fund led the round, which included participation from Seven Peaks Ventures and the Stanford-StarX Fund.

When a patient is sick, he or she can use Bright.md’s software on a computer or mobile device to answer clinical survey questions, select a pharmacy, and enter insurance information. A physician then receives an alert and can suggest treatment based on the patient’s answers.

Bright.md says the diagnosis, treatment, and documentation of a patient’s visit with its software takes less than two minutes, compared to a 20-minute average for in-office visits, while saving healthcare providers money and maintaining high quality of service at the same time.

“For the first time in health care history, there’s an alignment of payers, providers and patients, all looking for a platform like Bright.md,” Eric Rosenfeld, founder of Oregon Angel Fund, said in a statement. “Just a few years ago, a service like Bright.md would not have made sense - the technology and the market conditions simply did not exist. Today, thanks to the company’s innovative leadership, they are able to drive real change in the healthcare industry.”

Bright.md co-founder and CEO Ray Costantini, who we ran into at the Oregon Technology Awards event in May, said that his company thinks of itself as a healthcare automation company.

“Our focus is on ensuring that providers are able to deliver high quality, evidence-based care to their own patients, as efficiently as possible,” he said. “We’re able to help providers evaluate patients more thoroughly, and deliver care much more quickly. That means patients get better care, faster and less expensively – all from the providers that they already know and trust, rather than from a stranger in a call center.”

Costantini noted that Bright.md sells a different solution than competitors who offer virtual doctor visits through video conferencing. He said most patients aren’t regular users of video conferencing and would prefer not to be on camera while sick.

“Delivery systems are realizing that there just isn’t any transformational value in those kinds of tools,” Costantini said. “They don’t improve efficiency, and deliver, at best, incremental value. We provide a better way to get the information that a doctor needs to diagnose and treat.”

Bright.md employs 15 and has raised $4.5 million to date.


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.

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