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(Nick van Terheyden) Imagine a world where your doctor already knows why you’re sick and can treat you over the phone–leaving the hospitals for the true emergencies. This is what many see as the future of health care. There’s a … Continue reading
A two-year study published in Health Affairs of 40,000 online consults via Minnesota-based integrated delivery system/insurer HealthPartners found that they reduced billing by an average of $88.03 per case (average cost: $40) and saved about 2.5 hours per patient. Patients … Continue reading
Wait times for the emergency room continue to rise, according to recent government figures, when a majority of these patients could be treated through telemedicine. According to a 2009 report from the Government Accountability Office, emergency department wait times continue … Continue reading
With telemedicine your telephone becomes an amazing tool to connect you to a skilled doctor, as easy as picking up the phone, right? Careful! Make sure your telehealth plan gives you immediate access to a doctor without scheduling an appointment. … Continue reading