This week the Slack chatter at Bright.md included insights about how telemedicine lowers costs and improves rural access to healthcare, and how non-video telehealth can help in the fight against overprescribing antibiotics.
Kaiser Permanente takes a look at how companies are connecting workers to online healthcare options, reducing the need for and use of urgent care and emergency department visits, and saving patients around $100 per visit.
The Rise of Telemedicine & Lower Costs
Harvard Business Review examines how Intermountain Healthcare uses telehealth to reach patients in rural communities, and how its model has the potential to help access-challenged communities in both rural and urban settings throughout the country.
And finally, Bright.md’s CEO and co-founder Ray Costantini writes in a guest post on KevinMD.com about how health care systems that offer patient-facing, non-video virtual care programs are doing their part for antibiotic stewardship.