What is Telehealth and how can it benefit your employees?
Learn how telehealth technology has the power to improve the way healthcare is delivered
As the rise of new technology continues to drive innovation in business, the same is also happening in the world of healthcare.
One such innovation is telehealth, which promises to improve the quality, accessibility and coordination of medical services for patients suffering from both acute and chronic health conditions.
What is Telehealth?
Telehealth (also known as telemedicine) is the delivery of health services via telecommunications and digital communication technologies—usually a telephone or a computer.
Telehealth gives patients the opportunity to access medical services and manage their health remotely. The health services offered virtually may include one-on-one medical care, patient education, help information services, and individualized self-care advice.
Typically, patients can log in using an app or online portal to gain access to view their medical records, connect with their physician via video or chat, submit food logs and test results, request prescription refills, and more.
Telehealth services are often offered as a supplement to other traditional healthcare options, to provide extra medical support to patients out of hours or when they’re unable to visit a physical health center.
How can telehealth benefit your employees?
The advent of telehealth means it’s simpler and more convenient than ever for patients to keep on top of their health needs.
When you offer telehealth services to your employees, they have 24/7 access to everything they need to stay informed about their health. They can make virtual appointments with their doctor at a time that suits them and their busy lives, as well as get answers to their health queries out of hours when their physical health center is closed.
With telehealth, as with traditional medical services, all communications between the patient and their clinical team are HIPAA compliant and secure.
How can telehealth benefit your business?
By providing telehealth services as part of your company healthcare offering, you’re showing not only that you’re invested in innovation—but also that you’re invested in supporting the long-term wellbeing of your employees.
As a quick, convenient way to connect with their clinical team and get answers to health questions, telehealth works in harmony with a workplace health center to help avoid sickness in your employee population and acts as an important first step toward increasing their quality of life.
For employees with chronic conditions such as diabetes that require continual education and monitoring, telehealth also gives them access to all the tools they need for self-management right at their fingertips—with the goal of helping them avoid larger health issues down the road.
Great news for our clients: WeCare tlc now offers telehealth services
As part of our commitment to change the way healthcare is delivered in the United States, we are proud to announce that telehealth services are now available in all of our health center locations across the country! Read more here.
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Contact us to find out how telehealth can benefit your employees and your business.