Utilization: The Magic Number in Telemedicine

            Human Resources professionals face the difficult problem of keeping healthcare costs low while satisfying current employees and wooing potential hires. 

            Their benefits consultants are also judged by the impact their services have on both...

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            Realizing the Promise of Telemedicine for Employers

            Over the past few years, employer strategies for healthcare cost-containment invariably list telemedicine as a capability with high, but unrealized, potential. Finally, telemedicine services designed according to specific criteria are realizing this...

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            Cost-Saving Strategies: When Employees Fill Prescriptions

            Last year a Harvard Business Review podcast opened by asking, “What if your doctor told you that you had a chronic disease that could debilitate or even kill you, but that it was 100 percent treatable if you took prescribed medication,...

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            Cost Containment, Employers, and the Diabetes Epidemic

            The U.S. confronts a diabetes epidemic. For employers, the growing diabetes population creates significant expenses. In response, effective digital-powered platforms to reduce treatment costs have emerged. This article discusses the key criteria...

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            [Podcast] Telemedicine and Insights on Reconstructing Healthcare

            As we start 2018, we looked at our archives for content that appeared in the past year that continues to generate interest and value for our readers. One notable example is this podcast, with First Stop Health President Dave Guttman, who appeared...

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            First Stop Health's Drives Telemedicine Usage, Savings for Cuyahoga County

            When the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County in Ohio was looking for a way to enhance healthcare for its faculty and staff and trim costs, it initiated an employer telehealth program in July 2017. And while hospital IT shops might not...

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            Top 3 Things HR Professionals Lose Sleep Over

            At open enrollment time HR professionals are losing sleep, but mostly over their to-do list. Outside of open enrollment, the above image is a heat map of what HR professionals responded was most concerning to them. Let’s break down the top three...

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            How to Best Deliver Cost Effective, Convenient Care Onsite

             Companies have lots of choices these days when it comes to reducing healthcare costs. Onsite clinics, and now onsite kiosks, offer on-demand and immediate care to employees at work.

            While telemedicine kiosks may seem like a great way to provide...

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            Using Your Carrier’s Telemedicine Service Could Cost More Than $500K

            The old adage “You get what you pay for” is a quote I often find myself muttering when I choose the cheaper option. In the end, those irresistible deals don’t always turn out to be a sound investment with an optimal ROI.

            This is especially true...

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