Bright.md and Minnesota-based Winona Health are partnering to provide telehealth services through Bright.md’s asynchronous virtual care solution, SmartExam.
SmartExam is an asynchronous virtual care platform that allows patients to seek care for more than 400 common medical conditions 24/7 from anywhere using their smart phone or computer. They receive treatment plans—including any necessary prescriptions—from providers in their healthcare network, often in an hour or less. Providers can quickly review the information and ensure appropriate treatment, and all electronic medical records (EMRs) are updated automatically.
“Between busy schedules and high-deductible insurance, convenience and affordability are increasingly important to people. That’s why we’re excited about our partnership with Bright.md and SmartExam. We see this as a care delivery shift that aligns well with the changing healthcare environment,” said Winona Health President and CEO Rachelle H. Schulz, Ed.D. “What’s most exciting is that people will be able to access care from anywhere—whether they are at their desk, on vacation or at home under a blanket on their couch. And access to more convenient care means that people can start feeling better faster — whether it requires a prescription or sound medical advice to speed recovery and provide peace of mind.”
With SmartExam, Winona’s healthcare system should expand capacity by 30 percent by allowing doctors to ‘see’ more patients in less time. By enabling patients to input insurance information and answer questions about their symptoms, Bright.md can automate up to 60 percent of primary care visit volume and reduce the time providers need for those visits from 20 minutes down to less than two minutes. Using the software solution, physicians can treat a patient, document the visit, generate the patient’s After Visit Summary (AVS), write prescriptions and schedule follow-up visits quickly and more efficiently.
Winona Health selected Bright.md as its virtual care partner because of the high-quality evidence-based care SmartExam offers, as well as the cost effectiveness of the care it enables.
“We’re very excited to help Winona Health build a new front door to their system, expanding access to their high-quality healthcare to patients in Minnesota,” said Ray Costantini, CEO and co-founder of Bright.md. “We are confident that together, we can delight their patients as they transform the way they are able to deliver care.”