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Thursday, October 1, 2015

3:50 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Track: Wellness Sponsored by Interactive Health View Track

BEST PRACTICES IN TELEMEDICINE: CREATING A HEALTH CARE WIN-WIN FOR EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE

Alan Roga, M.D., FACEP, SVP & General Manager, Provider Market, TELADOC
Cameron Sharp, RN, BSN, Nurse Consultant, DISCOUNT & AMERICA’S TIRE

Telehealth is the new way, a method of delivering health-related services by means of telecommunication (a virtual house call, online or by phone). A number of economic and social forces are driving its growth, including rapid shifts to high-deductible health plans (HDHP), changing reimbursements and the rise of consumerism in healthcare.  Organizations embracing telehealth realize substantial savings by reducing emergency room (ER) and urgent care visits and provide employees with greater access to licensed physicians for common and acute medical conditions. In addition to reduced health plan costs, telehealth also reduces absenteeism and increases employee satisfaction.  The key to success is choosing the right service provider to drive utilization through employee education and motivation.  Learn how access, convenience and awareness drives utilization and healthcare savings!        

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