As healthcare-related costs continue to increase, more employees are seeking potential employers that have excellent health and medical programs. For self-insured businesses that do not offer strong healthcare programs, recruiting can be difficult. The double-whammy for these companies is that if employees require prolonged care, then these businesses are hampered with increasing healthcare costs, employee absenteeism, and lost productivity.
MIT Education Research reports that by 2020, it is expected that half of the U.S. population will suffer from chronic disease and that the management of these conditions will represent 80% of healthcare spending including indirect costs.
An ehealth program provides educational tools that are designed to promote wellness in a way that positively controls and manages chronic health conditions. Advanced TeleHealth Solutions offers the ultimate monitoring and disease management solution that includes increased patient interaction and better preventative care. From diabetes management to CHF management, Advanced TeleHealth Solutions can have a positive impact on those with chronic diseases through a powerful remote chronic disease management tool, which includes remote patient monitoring.
Remote Patient Monitoring
Remote patient monitoring is not only useful for at-home treatment, but also highly effective in supporting employees while at work – especially when used in conjunction with corporate wellness programs.
Incorporating remote patient monitoring into an organization’s health benefits program allows employees to gain better and more timely access to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals – all from the comfort of a computer, phone, or tablet. These devices can be set up to be used both at work and at home to foster an environment of round-the-clock coverage and support.
A well-structured corporate wellness program will not only include options for remote patient monitoring, but also provide employees an outlet for receiving pertinent health data and education to maintain their health. In addition, businesses can use corporate wellness to create healthy eating and exercise routines in the workplace, further promoting an overall increase in health management that will reduce workplace absenteeism and boost morale.
The Benefit of a Happier, Healthier Workplace
Happy and healthy employees are productive and loyal employees. In a time when healthcare is more confusing and expensive than ever, businesses can improve access to care, as well as reduce the healthcare expenses for everyone involved.
About Karen Thomas
Karen Thomas is a certified management accountant and the president of Advanced TeleHealth Solutions, one of the leading telehealth monitoring companies in the U.S. Karen is a nationally renowned speaker, a lecturer for Missouri State University’s graduate-level Health Care Administration program, and a contributing author to, “Home Telehealth: Connecting Care Within the Community,” published by Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd. Karen has appeared on numerous webinars and has spoken at dozens of conferences on the benefits of remote patient monitoring, generating enhanced clinical outcomes, patient engagement, and coordination of care. She is a member of the Missouri Governors Innovation Task Force, a past board member of the National Association for Home Care and Private Duty Home Care Association, a member of the American Telemedicine Association and the American Society on Aging, and a past ex-officio member of the advisory board of HealthCare Technology Association of America.