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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