Telehealth: The Future of Healthcare
Consumer Directed Health Care via Technology
With more and more employers offering high deductible health plans, telehealth services have become a new solution for employees. These services can help keep costs down and also provide care without using the doctor’s office for a nonemergency medical visit. Whether you’re educators or public officials, telehealth saves your employees time and provides an affordable health care option they can use anytime, anywhere.
What is telehealth?
Telehealth services are solutions that provide open access between patients and doctors via either phone or web chat. The level of care and interaction is comparable with that of a physician’s office visit. Whether on vacation or while traveling for work, telehealth services are conveniently available 24/7, 365 days a year.
Obviously, not all medical needs can be solved without physical presence. Common ailments that can be “treated” virtually include:
- Sinus infection
- Predictable child sickness
- Sore throat
- Ear infection
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Respiratory infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Skin conditions
- Poison ivy
- Pink eye
To alieve these ailments, physicians will write a short-term prescription and have it sent to the pharmacy of the participant’s choice, if necessary.
So how legit is this, actually? Too legit! In recent years, telehealth has entered the mainstream medical world and is regarded as part of a national health care solution. The physicians associated with these services are U.S. Board Certified physicians and all expenses are eligible under a health savings or flexible spending account.
If you’re interested in ensuring your employees are educated on this type of service, chat with an ‘A’ Team member and get the facts from the experts.
- Public Entity and Education Industry Page
- Public Entity and Education Blog
- Public Entity and Education Webinar Replays
- Public Entity and Education Library Resources
ABOUT THE AUTHOR