"Realizing the Promise of Telemedicine for Employers," Healthcare & Cost Containment Newsletter for Employers, Issue #7

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," Healthcare and Cost Containment, Newsletter, Issue #5)

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," Healthcare and Cost Containment Newsletter, Issue #4

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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Dave Guttman: Telemedicine and Insights on Reconstructing Healthcare (Podcast)

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 Successful Engagement Drives Telemedicine Usage and 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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The Magic Number in Telemedicine

As a benefits consultant, your clients ultimately judge your performance by the impact your services have on their healthcare costs and employee engagement with the benefits plan. Measuring reductions in overall spend is easy year-over-year, but...

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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 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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