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New AMA report: How health systems can address burnout among 68% of today’s clinicians

America’s physicians are facing unprecedented levels of burnout, fatigue, and exhaustion according to a new study by the American Medical Association (AMA), published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. About 68… Read More

Bright.md Summer ‘22 Product Release: Removing friction, gathering feedback for a more personalized care journey

For the Bright.md team, this summer will be remembered as chock-full of outdoor memories mixed with exciting progress on new product capabilities to continue to improve our provider and patient… Read More

Bright Spots: Can asynchronous telehealth see patients through the entire care journey?

Asynchronous telehealth has been proven to help leading health systems address some of today’s top concerns—including patient experience, provider efficiency, workforce shortages, and patient navigation among an abundance of care… Read More

New patient preferences report: What do consumers value most in their digital care experience?

Patients want more control over their healthcare experience, and they want that to happen digitally—those were the primary findings from KLAS Research’s newest report, Patient Perspectives on Patient Engagement Technology… Read More

Transparency, convenience, and trust: Consumer data insights for rebuilding patient volumes

As today’s economic strain continues to plague the everyday American (think food, gas, and rent prices at an all-time high), the healthcare industry is also grappling with the effects of… Read More

Bright.md recognized as one of The Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2022

We’re excited to announce Bright.md has been named one of The Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2022 by The Healthcare Technology Report. This recognition comes on the heels of… Read More

Amazon acquires One Medical: 4 key takeaways every health system exec should know

By now, much has been written about the recent Amazon acquisition of One Medical. The tech giant’s expansion into healthcare has sparked conversations around the impact on consumer expectations, along… Read More

Checking in on 2022 ‘Virtual Care 3.0’ predictions: Strategies that drive value in today’s healthcare climate

Seven months ago, one CIO looked into the year ahead and wrote on Healthcare IT News what he believes executives should focus on from a technological perspective in 2022. Areas… Read More

Bright.md Spring ‘22 Product Release: Improving provider workflows and how care queues empower asynchronous telehealth for more clinical teams

Did you know? When users were presented with care options for an asynchronous visit and a video visit, more people chose an asynchronous visit for anxiety/stress/depression, ear infections, and bladder… Read More

Bright Spots: How health systems can stay competitive against direct-to-consumer care options to boost loyalty and volumes

According to a report recently released by Kaufman Hall and covered by FierceHealthcare, hospitals and health systems saw a fourth straight month of negative operating margins, due to the recent… Read More

October 21, 2021

It’s common to have misconceptions around new technologies—especially in healthcare—and how implementation could affect physician workflow, care quality, patient retention, and more. As asynchronous technology continues to grow in popularity,…

March 19, 2021

Patient expectations have changed. While COVID-19 dramatically increased the use of virtual visits, many healthcare systems have yet to modernize the end-to-end patient experience. With the rise of direct-to-consumer care,…

December 17, 2020

In the earliest days of the coronavirus, many healthcare systems added online COVID-19 screening tools—like the one we introduced in March—to their websites. These tools helped keep “worried well” patients…

August 20, 2020

You can stop losing sleep over plummeting patient volumes. Telehealth automation eliminates barriers and opens wide your digital front door to everyone—for rapid top-line redemption. Claim your innovation superpower and automate…

August 18, 2020

The AHA estimates a total loss to hospital systems of at least $323.1 billion in 2020. That’s an urgent and sobering metric. A variety of factors is contributing to the…

March 12, 2020

In this time of public health crisis, we each have a responsibility and commitment to do whatever we can to keep our communities safe. Though the risk of contracting Coronavirus…

February 29, 2020

We’ve collected and created some of the most current and reliably sourced information to help healthcare executives and providers stay informed during the pandemic. CARES Act Support Put the CARES…

January 30, 2020

When healthcare systems innovate with AI-driven virtual care automation, they bring needed human-to-human transformation back to a broken primary and urgent care system, and win Quadruple Aim results within six…

November 13, 2019

When patients are given options, they engage more with their healthcare. That's the lesson Walmart's VP of transformation Marcus Osborne espoused at HLTH 2019 last week. "The healthcare system is…

October 3, 2019

Guest blog post by Amanda Shelley, PA-C from Physician Assistants in Virtual Medicine and Telemedicine The explosion of telehealth offerings over the past several years has been great for patients.…

August 7, 2019

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…

July 10, 2019

When we think about EHRs and their link to physician burnout, we picture tired clinicians punching keys late at night. But a new study has found a connection between burnout…

June 26, 2019

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…

June 5, 2019

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…

May 14, 2019

When a patient isn’t feeling well, they want to get care as quickly as possible. But with primary care physician shortages, they may have to wait weeks—or even months—to see…

May 2, 2019

As consumerism takes hold in healthcare, patient expectations for fast, convenient, and easy tools to take care of themselves are driving huge shifts in the industry. They are also creating…

November 6, 2018

If you’ve read parts one and two of this series, you should have a good grasp of (and maybe a little trepidation about) the power of women when it comes…

November 1, 2018

In part one of this series, we explored how often women make the healthcare decisions for their own health and that of their families. In this part, we’ll dig into why women’s…

October 29, 2018

As Jane Austen once noted, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of a body will at some point be in want of healthcare. However, what…