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The Essential Guide to Employer-Based Telehealth Programs
If competitive market pressures weren’t challenging enough for U.S. companies, then the Affordable Care Act’s “employer mandate” only served to deepen corporate America’s emphasis on cost control and cost reduction.
A remote patient monitoring program, known as telehealth, using digital technologies can reduce corporate healthcare costs, as well as improve employee productivity and absenteeism. Employees who take advantage of employer-based telehealth programs require fewer visits to emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, and physicians’ offices. According to a 2012 Brigham Young University study, the impact to an organization’s bottom line could be dramatic. That study of nearly 20,000 employees reported that “total health-related employee productivity loss accounts for 77% of all such loss and costs employers two to three times more than annual healthcare expenses.”
Implemented correctly, a telehealth program that harnesses the power of digital technologies can reduce corporate healthcare costs, as well as improve employee productivity and absenteeism. “The Essential Guide to Employer-Based Telehealth Programs” will provide you with everything you need to know to implement such a program, as well as what essential elements you need to include in a telehealth initiative.
What’s Inside “The Essential Guide to Employer-Based Telehealth Programs”
- The Rise of Telehealth as a Corporate Imperative
- Telehealth in the Workplace
- Impact on Hospitalizations for Patients with Multiple Co-Morbidities with Telehealth Intervention
- How to Offer Telehealth Services
- Telehealth Essentials for a Diabetes Management Program