What to Expect from Virtual Health


Researchers define virtual health as continuous, connected care delivered using digital and telecommunication technologies. Healthcare consumers can think of virtual health as telemedicine and video doctor visits, remote patient monitoring, asynchronous communication, medication adherence and provider-facing solutions such as virtual consults and second opinions. To consider the future impact of virtual health, the Deloitte Center [...]

What to Expect from Virtual Health2021-02-04T16:04:13+00:00

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Virtual Office Visits & Telemedicine


To Our Valued Clients: We recognize that there is plenty of uncertainty right now unfolding around the situation we find ourselves in with the introduction of COVID-19. At Diversified, our aim is to add some clarity surrounding your medical plan by reviewing the trending topics of the calls coming into our member services department. Question [...]

COVID-19 Helpful Tip: Virtual Office Visits & Telemedicine2020-03-20T15:45:58+00:00

More Large Employers Offer On-Site Clinics


Some mega-employers manage clinics on their own while others outsource to clinic vendors or healthcare systems. Many provide clinics within their own facilities, but some offer near-site locations and even share a near-site clinic with other companies. Regardless of which model is preferred, more organizations with 5,000 or more employees are deciding that on-site or [...]

More Large Employers Offer On-Site Clinics2019-10-02T18:30:27+00:00

Troubleshooting Telemedicine


The healthcare landscape is changing as providers increasingly offer virtual care options, and naturally it’s taken some getting used to. A recent study by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions found that while patients who have used virtual care reported a 77% satisfaction rate, only 44% felt that their wait time was reduced compared to [...]

Troubleshooting Telemedicine2018-12-27T08:00:47+00:00

4 factors driving adoption of telehealth


This article was published on October 8, 2018 on BenefitsPro, written by Dan Cook. From online consultations to take-home self-diagnostic kits to remote specialist networks, telemedicine is suddenly everywhere. Photo source: BenefitsPro Five years ago, when talk turned to telemedicine or telehealth, the word “potential” either preceded or closely followed the discussion. In [...]

4 factors driving adoption of telehealth2018-10-09T14:42:31+00:00

States Moving Forward on Telemental Health


States are moving toward telemedicine to help students access mental health services. Minnesota and Utah have proposed telemental services in order to reach students with underserved mental health needs. Students with unmet mental health needs experience many obstacles, with conditions such as depression and anxiety negatively impacting their attendance and performance. Telemental health is being [...]

States Moving Forward on Telemental Health2018-09-27T08:00:25+00:00

Getting People to Use Telemedicine


24/7 physician access by phone or video has the potential to do great things for health plans and consumers. Getting a doctor’s help without waiting in a medical office is a great convenience, especially if you’re traveling or your primary care physician is unavailable. The challenge, however, is that telemedicine does not sell itself – [...]

Getting People to Use Telemedicine2018-08-23T08:00:50+00:00

Help Pass the HSA Improvement Act


On March 1, Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced H.R. 5138, the Bipartisan HSA Improvement Act. The legislation includes several provisions NAHU has advocated in recent years to address issues with HSAs and employer-sponsored coverage. The legislation seeks to promote flexibility, encourage innovation and expand access to HSAs by aligning HSA regulations [...]

Help Pass the HSA Improvement Act2018-05-16T21:45:08+00:00

Empowering Employees: Big Talk, Little Action


Telemedicine offers a lot of potential for everyone – added convenience for busy families and lower costs than a traditional office visit. But as helpful as this service can be, it will only make a difference if it is used. Low utilization is not unique to telemedicine. It’s a common problem with many new, well [...]

Empowering Employees: Big Talk, Little Action2018-02-08T09:00:17+00:00

Strong Growth Forecast for Telemedicine


This article was published on January 15, 2018 on HealthLeaders Media, written by John Commins. Telemedicine has been a hot topic in healthcare for some time. And, while plenty of content has discussed its potential of added convenience and lower costs, plenty of other content has pointed out its low utilization. It’s true that most [...]

Strong Growth Forecast for Telemedicine2018-01-24T16:00:52+00:00
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