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.

Your...

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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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Preventing Trips to the ER: Summer Safety from Frontline Providers

Pop quiz: Which of the following is not a real summer health hazard?

  1. Getting a foot parasite from not wearing shoes
  2. Eating a metal bristle from a BBQ grill brush
  3. Being attacked by a wild bear while hiking
  4. All of the above are real risks

D. The...

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Telemedicine: Your Personal Healthcare Companion

In 2014 Disney released Big Hero 6, an animated movie about a marshmallow-y caregiver powered by technology. Among the comedy and superhero stunts, Baymax (the robot) treats various ailments that befall his patient. Big Hero 6 brought to screen the...

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