Bright.md Digest: Healthcare independent of hospitals, telehealth reimbursement parity, and virtual care for patients who don’t want to be “seen”

Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Bright.md Digest! As we at Bright.md HQ put the finishing touches on our costumes, stock up on candy, and bob for apples (OK,…

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Bright.md Digest: Telehealth in disaster recovery and nursing homes, and the devastation caused by healthcare fraud

As we enter hurricane season, it’s worth pondering what role telehealth can play in disaster recovery. We’ve already seen some success stories, but as access to virtual care grows, so…

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Bright.md Digest: Doctors’ unions, politicians devoted to improving healthcare, rural use of telehealth, and some levity about physician burnout

Senator Ron Wyden (D, OR) visited the Bright.md offices to discuss healthcare and how telehealth platforms like SmartExam can help the chronically ill. Senator Wyden architected the Chronic Care Act…

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Bright.md Digest: Healthcare and aging patients, the digital experience at Kaiser Permanente, and telemedicine use is up dramatically (or is it?)

How will an aging American population impact an already overburdened healthcare system? Forbes asked three healthcare industry leaders what issues and problems they're identifying and working to solve. Why An…

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Bright.md Digest: Patients’ top complaints, finding healthcare after a disaster, and when will telehealth simply be ‘health’?

The water cooler (i.e. Slack) conversations in the Bright.md office recently include discussions of what patients really complain about regarding their healthcare; how the town of Paradise, California, is rethinking…

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Bright.md Digest: Telehealth myths that need to die, why medical practitioners are so prone to burnout, and Bright.md at the top of the New Wave

Ann Mond Johnson, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, shared the top seven myths about telehealth at last week’s Telehealth19 in Atlanta. A few that we’d be happy to see…

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Bright.md Digest: Primary care shortages, access to women’s health, and the high cost of physician burnout

Slack was buzzing this week with discussions about where patients are seeking primary and urgent care as PCP shortages grow, how telehealth has the potential to aid women seeking abortions…

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