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May 22, 2019

Bright.md Digest: Lowering costs, increasing access, and antibiotic stewardship with telehealth

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.

Telehealth Is Improving Health Care in Rural Areas

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.

How non-video telehealth can be a cure for overprescribing antibiotics

David Strom
Digital Marketing Manager
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