Though it has been around for over four decades, telemedicine has become a rapidly growing field and an effective alternative to long lines at hospitals. In fact, more companies offer their employees telemedicine benefits, with experts predicting that 80 percent of employers will be offering these benefits by 2018.
It’s not that hard to see why telemedicine is popular among individuals and employees. Without the need for a waiting list, vital medical information is sent directly to your doctor, who can then make a diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan.
In a recent survey by American Well, creator of the Amwell telehealth app, they further listed down five reasons why employers prefer telemedicine services and are readily offering benefits to their employees.