Sunday, June 12, 2016
Why Getting Telemedicine for Workers Comp is a good idea
If you are an employer and one of your employees got injured on the job, having telemedicine on your side would be advantageous for both you and your employee. In a situation where the doctor is located too far away to care for the injury quickly, what do you do? This is where being able to see a doctor remotely could benefit the employer and the worker. Companies that are located in rural areas may find access to a physician through telemedicine extremely helpful. That’s because telemedicine for employers is not only a quick way to connect patients with physicians, it is also a great way to cut costs. The costs begin adding up when injured workers are travelling long distances to get check-ups. But according to a report by Towers Watson, U.S. companies could realize more than $6 billion a year in health care savings with telemedicine.