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, we’re not really doing that), we’re also keeping an eye on the latest news in virtual care. It’s downright scary how much is going on!
Jim Hinton says there is no “hospital of the future.” Instead, the future of healthcare is in systems, not buildings. Read the other fresh takes the CEO of Baylor Scott & White has in this Advisory Board interview.
What are the options for patients who want to receive care without being “seen” by a doctor? Presbyterian Healthcare Services has found a solution in asynchronous virtual care.
As California goes, so goes the rest of healthcare? California joins 36 other states in requiring commercial health insurance plans to cover telehealth. Here’s hoping California’s new telehealth parity laws spread throughout the nation as well.