"When Healthcare Cost Containment Fails," Employer Newsletter, Issue #3

Each June, (PwC) projects the growth of employer medical costs for the upcoming calendar year. For 2019, PwC expects an “unsustainably high” cost increase of 6%.

PwC finds that employers now confront a marketplace where consolidation among...

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Healthcare and Cost Containment for Employers: "Stop Rationing Primary Care," Issue #2

Health insurance plans are based on a rationed primary care model. Over the past decade, ever-higherdeductibles, increases in the percentage of costs an employee pays for services subject to cost-sharing arrangements, and the proliferation of...

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Healthcare & Cost Containment: First Stop Health's New Employer Newsletter

Can Employers Rein in Healthcare Spending?

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Healthcare & Cost Containment from First Stop Health.

This newsletter focuses on exploring the causes of the healthcare cost crisis confronting U.S. employers, and...

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FIRST STOP HEALTH REPORTS TRIPLE-DIGIT REVENUE GROWTH ON HIGH MEMBER UTILIZATION

 

May 7, 2018,--CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE, First Stop Health)--First Stop Health, a leader in the telemedicine sector of the virtual-care industry, announced details of its 2017 annual results today at the HLTH conference in Las Vegas.

“In 2017 we...

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Employee Benefits Adviser: First Stop Health and Teladoc Discuss the Challenges Facing Employee Telemedicine Programs

At the recent EBA Workplace Benefits Renaissance conference,  First Stop Health President David Guttman, and Teladoc Vice President Anne Stowell discussed the challenges of implementing a high-value telemedicine program. Click here to read the...

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Telemedicine Magazine: "When Flu Season Hits the ER, Telemedicine Offers Surge Capacity"

In an important online article atTelemedicine MagazineFirst Stop Health's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Friedman, describes the valuable role of telemedicine in providing surge capacity for the treatment of victims of the flu epidemic.

Dr....

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First Stop Health Adds $650,000 in Financing to Continue Rapid Revenue Growth

CHICAGO--()--First Stop Health, a leader in the telemedicine industry, announced today that it has secured $650,000 in additional financing, through a convertible note. First Stop Health has now raised a total of $7.85 million in equity.

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Telemedicine and Electronic Health Records: Creating a Patient-Centric EHR System

Increasingly, the many difficulties created by electronic health records (EHRs) are a focus of discussion within the healthcare industry. As reforms for  improved physician usability are debated, it’s potentially valuable to recognize that the...

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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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