Telemedicine Making Headlines Recently…

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By now, as an average user of technology tools, you’re used to video chatting with family, scheduling restaurant or other kinds of appointments online, purchasing sports or concert tickets from your phone, and much more. Technology has dramatically broadened the scope of consumer expectations, communications and capabilities. Healthcare is keeping pace on the consumer tech front via “telemedicine”,… [Read More…]

Telemedicine information

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Telemedicine, or the delivery of healthcare through digital technology, has the potential to save the healthcare system and employers throughout the U.S. substantial amounts of time and money. There are two major trends in place today in the employer healthcare markets that align extremely well with the benefits that telemedicine can offer. First, many businesses… [Read More…]

Reduce Employee Sick Days and Increase Productivity with Telehealth

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When the weather gets cooler, cold and flu season heats up resulting in more illnesses throughout the country. The U.S. economy spends an estimated $84 billion on sick days annually, yet nearly 90 percent of employees still go to work when they’re sick. While a doctor visit can be inconvenient and costly, the decision to go… [Read More…]

Telemedicine as an Employee Benefit

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You have probably heard by now about the increasing popularity of telemedicine, or telehealth, an employee health benefit (not insurance!) that can be added to your current benefits plan structure which gives your employees the ability to call a real doctor in their state anytime, anywhere if they are sick.  The buzz on telemedicine is picking… [Read More…]

AllyHealth Announces New MDLIVE Telecare Partnership

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Thanks to a new partnership, people seeking help for health care issues now can have an easier time making treatment decisions—and can reach medical professionals immediately as a result of a new AllyHealth and MDLIVE telecare partnership. AllyHealth, a leader in supplement health benefit plans for employers and other groups, is partnering with MDLIVE, Inc., which… [Read More…]

Telecare will Change our Health System Forever

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One of the primary goals of the Affordable Care Act is to achieve the greatest value from the health care resources invested into the system while making lasting improvements in patient outcomes, wellness, and overall health. Telecare can potentially make a valuable difference in achieving this goal, yet widespread adoption is greatly hindered by both… [Read More…]

Reduce Employee Medical Costs with Telemedicine

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Organizations everywhere are looking for ways to increase profitability and reduce employee medical costs, especially if they are self-funded. A great way to help reduce medical employee costs is by using options that will decrease the need to see a primary care physician or health care provider for simple health issues like the flu, sore… [Read More…]

Cost Reduction and Productivity Benefits of Telemedicine for Businesses

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You’re probably familiar with Telemedicine, the use of electronic communication to exchange medical information either from patient to physician or between doctors. But did you know Telemedicine is helping to solve healthcare access problems and drive down the cost of care?  Telemedicine is capturing a lot of attention from employers recently, and with good reason… [Read More…]

What is Telemedicine?

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Have you been hearing about Telemedicine and wondering to yourself, “What is Telemedicine?”. Well, wonder no more! Telemedicine is a new trend taking hold in healthcare that leverages technology to improve the cost, convenience, and efficiency of providing patient care, especially for non-emergency care or chronic conditions. From Wikipedia: “Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order… [Read More…]