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October 06, 2015 08:00 ET

Bright.md's SmartExam™ Solution is Preferred Choice of AVIA's Virtual Access Cohort

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Bright.md today announced that is was selected as the solution of choice for a majority of health systems in AVIA Health Innovation's Virtual Access cohort. This cohort includes eight major health delivery systems from across the country that have a strong interest in the delivery of high-value remote care.

Bright.md provides a virtual care solution that improves efficiencies and reduces costs in the delivery of virtual care for common primary care conditions. AVIA's health system members chose Bright.md from among more than 30 vendors through an in-depth and highly competitive vetting and selection process.

"We were thrilled that our solution was selected by the majority of health systems in AVIA's Virtual Access cohort. It is fantastic validation that we really are the market-leading solution, and that what we do really resonates with health care system providers, clinicians and patients," said Ray Costantini, M.D., co-founder and CEO of Bright.md. "AVIA's health system members recognized the value we could provide for them, and that's really exciting."

Bright.md's SmartExam™ enables primary care providers to deliver remarkably efficient remote care. With SmartExam, patients connect to their own primary care providers using their home computer or mobile devices to quickly receive high-quality, evidence-based online care at a fraction of the cost of an in-person visit.

Implementations of SmartExam have produced impressive results, with more than 70 percent of patients preferring SmartExam to in-person visits. The solution also enables providers to improve efficiency by 90 percent and boosts per-visit margins five-fold. For physicians, the diagnosis, treatment and documentation of a patient's SmartExam visit takes less than two minutes, compared to the 20-minute average for office visits.

"What used to take 20 minutes of provider time now takes about 90 seconds," Costantini said. "Instead of patients waiting hours or days for appointments, they can get care right away that includes diagnosis and treatment. This is a virtual visit to your doctor that can make many in-person visits unnecessary."

Bright.md is also seeing expansion of current deployments with other existing clients.

Bright.md will be at Health 2.0 in Santa Clara on Tues., Oct. 6, 2015. See them demo the SmartExam system at 1 p.m. in Ballroom B during the breakout session At Your Digital Door: Interfaces for Remote Care. The session focuses on new ways that digital tools and interfaces are engaging and interacting with your health. Stop by booth 715 during the conference to learn more about Bright.md's transformative virtual care solutions.

About Bright.md
Bright.md is transforming health care through innovation with a seamless software solution that cuts the cost of health care visits by 80 percent. Its virtual care solution automates care and communication between physician and patient for faster, more comprehensive, and more convenient diagnosis and treatment. Bright.md, founded in 2014, is venture-backed and based in Portland, Ore. For more information, visit bright.md.

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