Bright.md is a Portland, Ore.-based website that aims to cram as much of a doctor appointment as possible into an online experience that drastically reduces the amount of time doctors spend on administrative work and increases the time spent treating the patient. Physician and co-founder Ray Costantini said he believes telehealth applications like his could help reduce the cost of health care.
The website works by using a proprietary artificial intelligence system to interview the user for basic information, which is then delivered to the physician along with a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan. Patients can then speak with their doctor in an online appointment. Patients whose issues are not resolved online can then make an in-person appointment.