Chicago Tribune Reports First Stop Health's Clients Have Highest Utilization of Telemedicine

That wasn’t the title of the article published in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday October 10th, but it should have been. I was excited when the Chicago Tribune called me to talk about First Stop Health’s telemedicine solution. But when the article...

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Time to Get Your Flu Shot

The flu season is upon us again. Many people regard the flu as a minor annoyance, but this can be a mistake. Annual mortality from the influenza virus in the US is often significant. The 2009 swine flu pandemic resulted in some 12,470 deaths in the...

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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 You 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 when...

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For some employers, telemedicine is living up to its potential. Are your clients among them?

As someone in the benefits industry, you didn’t need the Wall Street Journal article to tell you telemedicine is transforming health care. But you might also know that, unfortunately for the vast majority of employers who have telemedicine, it...

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Telemedicine Without Barriers

Seeing a doctor when you are sick can be a hassle. First, you have to figure out where to go. Then you have to get there, register, wait, pay, hopefully see a doctor in under an hour or two, and then finally get home via the pharmacy, which...

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Cheap and Easy Telemedicine Benefits Are a Waste of Your Money

“I saw a billboard here in Washington D.C. advertising vision correction surgery, and the billboard claimed that they have “the cheapest Lasik in town.” And I’m thinking, ‘If you’re going to be operating on my eyeballs with a laser beam, I don’t...

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Engagement Success and ROI Should Be On Telemedicine Companies, Not You

"Oh yes, we provide all sorts of engagement materials. Log in to our portal and you can find a library of flyers and emails you can use to educate your employees on their new telemedicine benefit," said the telemedicine sales associate.


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What Are Cost-Containment Strategies? (Plus 3 Solutions for Your Clients)

First, let's start off with a definition.

Cost-containment strategies: the business practice of maintaining expense levels to prevent unnecessary spending or thoughtfully reducing expenses to improve profitability without long-term damage to the...

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