As an ever-growing industry, the field of healthcare continues to improve and expand through modern technology. One of the latest trends to emerge in this industry is telemedicine, and with its numerous advantages, employers are beginning to take notice.
Telemedicine is the use of electronic communication for convenient transfer of information between doctors and patients or even between physicians. Through this, employees can consult with doctors and providers of immediate care over the phone or online. Convenience, however, is just one of the many benefits it has for employers.
With medical costs expected to go nowhere but up, employers are looking for more ways to reduce expenses while maintaining the quality of care. You’d be surprised to learn that 70 percent of visits to doctor’s offices can be handled over the phone, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). It only makes sense for employers to embrace the concept of telemedicine.