What You Should Know:
– 98point6 Technologies unveils two major developments: introducing an asynchronous care module to its flagship platform and acquiring the remaining assets of Bright.md, following the sale of its technology to Evernorth.
– These strategic steps underscore 98point6’s commitment to empowering both healthcare providers and patients in the evolving virtual healthcare landscape. This strategic move strengthens 98point6’s asynchronous care capabilities and expands its customer base with Bright.md’s legacy clients, including Baptist Health, UAB Medicine, and 14 others.
The Gift of Time: Balancing Burnout and Patient Preferences
Clinician burnout is a growing epidemic, with over 45% of healthcare workers feeling its relentless grip. Simultaneously, patients are increasingly embracing digital solutions, with 64% favoring some or all of their future healthcare delivered virtually. 98point6’s new asynchronous module addresses both these trends head-on.
This innovative feature allows providers to offer care beyond live video consultations. Patients submit questions and concerns through the platform, receiving thoughtful responses from their providers at their convenience. This asynchronous approach mitigates burnout by reducing scheduling pressures on clinicians while giving patients the flexibility they crave.
More Than Just Chat: Machine Learning Powers Informed Care
98point6’s asynchronous module isn’t just about messaging. It’s powered by robust machine learning models that act as a virtual assistant for providers. These models support intake, diagnosis, and care documentation, ensuring that even asynchronous interactions are informed and clinically sound.
Developed by a team with a proven track record of success in managing a nationwide virtual clinic, this module paves the way for future innovations. It’s a testament to 98point6’s commitment to staying at the forefront of virtual care, constantly evolving to meet the needs of both providers and patients.
A Future-Proofed Vision for Virtual Care
By introducing this new module and acquiring Bright.md’s assets, 98point6 Technologies is not just adding features; it’s shaping the future of virtual care. This company is proving that virtual healthcare can be both efficient and patient-centered, offering a win-win for clinicians and patients alike. As the virtual healthcare landscape continues to evolve, 98point6 is poised to remain a leader, delivering innovative solutions that bridge the gap between digital convenience and quality healthcare.
“In more than two years on the platform, Bright.md exceeded our high expectations for an asynchronous digital health partner,” says Dr. Brett Oliver, Chief Medical Information Officer at Baptist Health. “This acquisition allows us to extend our patient offerings, drive operational efficiencies, and further advance our mission of providing innovative care.”
“Our mission at 98point6 is to build market-leading technology that empowers healthcare providers with the tools they need to broaden access, enhance patient engagement, and achieve cost savings through greater provider efficiency,” said Jay Burrell, CEO of 98point6 Technologies. “With the Bright.md acquisition we are dramatically accelerating our efforts to offer a robust, multi-functional virtual care software platform and it’s a tremendous opportunity to engage with these 16 innovative health systems.”