Telehealth & Industry News

13% of Americans live in county with shortage of primary care physicians

This article was published on September 11, 2018 on Beckers Hospital Review written by Megan Knowles.

Forty-four million people, or 13 percent of Americans, live in a county with a primary care physician shortage, defined as less than one primary care physician per 2,000 people, according to a report from UnitedHealth Group.

UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest U.S. insurers, analyzed gaps in primary care access, primary care demand and the value of advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Five other report findings:

1. Americans in rural areas are nearly five times as likely to live in a county with a […]

September 12th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Is Telemedicine the Future of 21st Century Medicine?

This article was published on June 24, 2018 on HealthCare Recruiters International written by Tim Flanagan.

Healthcare technology has a direct impact on both the length and overall quality of human life, which is why so many are focused on predicting and developing the prevailing trends, technologies and practices of tomorrow. Telemedicine, which Medical Daily defines as “the union between technology and health, is believed by many to be the future of healthcare in the United States and the world.”
If you aren’t familiar with telemedicine, as it is a relatively new concept, a healthcare provider offers the following definition:
Telemedicine is the […]

August 23rd, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Three Ways Call A Doctor Plus Does Telemedicine Better

They say employees aren’t using telemedicine. Here’s our response.
Telehealth is an emerging field. And, while most health benefit plans check the telemedicine box these days, not every employer is seeing the success they were hoping for.

Call A Doctor Plus is not your typical telemedicine provider. We know what it takes to help an organization succeed with telehealth. Below are some reasons why employees might not be using the telemedicine benefits being offered to them, and how we address these common concerns.

Utilization: At Call A Doctor Plus we know that a successful telemedicine program is measured by its utilization. If employees […]

August 13th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

When It Comes to Medical, Millennials Are Paying Less but Owing More

When addressing employees of varying age groups, it’s important to understand their needs, concerns and preferred methods of communication. In order to better leverage telemedicine, employees need help understanding and realizing the savings telemedicine can offer them, as well as how it makes healthcare more accessible overall.

A recent study published in Health Affairs titled, “Unlike Medical Spending, Medical Bills In Collections Decrease With Patients’ Age” provides real-world insight into how millennial employees, specifically, can benefit from the use of telemedicine. The findings show that despite having lower medical costs, millennials are accumulating the most medical debt in collections out of […]

August 7th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

8 reasons you’re overpaying for healthcare

This article was published on June 24, 2018 on USA Today written by Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool. Photo Source: USA Today.
Unless you enjoy throwing money away, you’ll want to avoid these at all costs.
No matter your stage of life, there’s a good chance healthcare constitutes one of your most significant expenses. And if you’re struggling to keep up with it, you’re not alone. Medical debt is actually the No. 1 source of personal bankruptcy filings in the country, and even folks with decent insurance often find themselves in way over their heads.

But while certain medical costs are indeed unavoidable, […]

June 27th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|