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The Essential Guide to Employer-Based Telehealth Programs

Studies have shown that U.S. employers can save up to $6 billion annually by implementing employee telehealth programs as part of their benefits offerings. Such programs reduce absenteeism, increase productivity, and decrease healthcare costs for employers and employees alike. But how does an employer offer such a program?

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Driving hundreds of miles a day in order to meet strict deadlines does not offer many opportunities to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, 86% of the estimated 3.2 million truck drivers in the United States are overweight or obese, according to a 2007 study in The Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Truck drivers are at a unique risk for a number of health issues, due to a largely sedentary and stressful work life. These health issues cost trucking companies millions of dollars in healthcare expenses each year.

Trucking companies are also at additional risk for not only the drivers, but also for those that share the road with their drivers. In 2010, heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers accounted for 13% of all fatal occupational injuries, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A 2007 report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that 87% of crashes involving truckers stemmed to some degree from driver error. 12% of these cases were because the driver was asleep, had a heart attack, was in diabetic shock or had some other health problem.

Advanced TeleHealth Solutions can offer trucking companies, and other risk-prone industries, effective telemedicine solutions to reduce healthcare costs by:

  • Increasing productivity with a healthier workforce
  • Providing adherence solutions for employees to ensure medications are taken regularly and on time
  • Reducing expensive visits to the doctor and ER
  • Providing on-the-go healthcare solutions for on-the-go industries

For more information about how Advanced TeleHealth Solutions can help improve the health and productivity of your workforce while reducing healthcare costs with effective telemedicine solutions, contact us today!

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The numbers from Advanced TeleHealth Solutions shows significant reductions in emergency room visits and re-hospitalizations, particularly for high-dollar patients.
Dr. Roy W. Holand
I don’t go to the hospital now because I’m able to check my vitals daily and I’m not afraid. I could barely function before, and now I feel safe. The staff is never in a hurry, never too busy for me. It’s a comfort to know that they are watching out for me. It’s like having a whole bunch of friends around all the time.
Vickie Stark
Telemonitoring has been very helpful. In the past, anytime a patient had a problem with blood pressure or a medicine had to be changed, it was very difficult to monitor, and many times we had to bring the patient back to the clinic or we had a nurse go check their blood pressure. Since telemonitoring, it’s really been very convenient, especially for the patients.
Dr. Ovais Zubair
By carefully monitoring the patient several times a day, Advanced TeleHealth Solutions could tell when it was time to make a home visit and administer care. As a result, the patient was much more comfortable and the home visits saved a trip to the hospital. With the budget crisis in the state of Missouri involving Medicaid state management, telemonitoring is such an inexpensive alternative to multiple trips to the emergency room or doctor’s office.
Jan Pelkey