13 Mar

Telehealth Basics

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Telehealth, or telemedicine, “is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access healthcare services remotely and manage your healthcare.”[1]

 

Telehealth offers a number of benefits for both doctors and patients including making healthcare services more readily available for people with limited mobility or transportation, easier access to medical specialists, digital communication with doctors or nurses, prescription refill requests, and more.

 

Here are the top reasons why clients are providing telehealth as a supplementary product:

 

Millennials
As the largest growing percentage of today’s workforce, Millennials are more likely to adopt new technology than other generations in the workplace. Telehealth options are great for Millennials and for employers who are looking for other ways to show employee appreciation.

 

Fewer PTO Requests
Telehealth alleviates the concern for employees who stress about having to take time off work to physically attend doctor visits. Employees will no longer feel like they have to miss appointments or cancel preventive care appointments. Rather, telehealth allows the employee to connect with a doctor from their home, on the road, on their lunch break…wherever!

 

No Training Required
Unlike some other supplementary products, telehealth doesn’t require any additional training to participate. The employee should be able to access the virtual doctor/health visit through their PC, smartphone, or tablet. For those less tech-savvy individuals, most telehealth providers offer phone visits, as well.

 

 

Telehealth has given hospitals, clinics, and other health facilities the ability to provide care to patients anywhere they require access to services via phone, mobile app, or web.  If you’re considering telehealth for your employees, contact Vensure to learn more about combining technology with employee health.

 

 

[1] https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/in-depth/telehealth/art-20044878

 

 

 

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