– Mercy, a four-state health system serving Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas will integrate Bright.md services into their care delivery platform to expand their ability to care for patients.
– Growing adoption of solutions like Bright.md’s SmartExam underscores increasing demand for non-video telehealth platforms as a more cost-effective and convenient means for treating patients with low-acuity illnesses and conditions that might be considered embarrassing for some individuals such as erectile dysfunction or anxiety.
Mercy, one of the largest health systems in the nation serving patients across four states, will deploy Bright.md’s asynchronous virtual care product to deliver the industry’s premier patient-focused online care experience and improve patient convenience and access. Already a leader in virtual care delivery, Mercy will integrate Bright.md services into their care delivery platform to expand their ability to care for patients.
Why The Integration with Bright.md
Leaders at Mercy recognize that as patients act more like consumers, their demands for health care are shifting as well. By providing patient-centric, cost-effective care, Mercy will be able to better meet the needs of patients with minor illnesses and injuries, while enabling caregivers to focus on patients with more complex needs.
Bright.md’s SmartExam is an intuitive virtual care platform that connects doctors and patients without the need for video appointments, making it easy to treat hundreds of low-acuity conditions anytime, anywhere. With SmartExam, physicians never have to touch the EHR, patients get high-quality care quickly, and the health system creates loyal patients in a competitive direct-to-consumer marketplace.
“Mercy is committed to creating a system of care focused on the needs of those we serve, when and where they need health care. Through functionality enabled by Bright.md, we can enhance access to high-quality Mercy care to our current patients and expand our outreach to people we aren’t currently serving,” said Dr. Gavin Helton, Mercy’s senior vice president of population health.