Did you know? OVER 70% of all emergency room, urgent care, and doctor office visits can be safely handled over the phone. -Wellness Council of America
The top 9 reasons we visit the emergency room are: Allergies, Bronchitis, Earache, Sore Throat, Pink Eye, Sinusitis, Strep Throat, Upper Respiratory Infections, Urinary Tract Infections.
Formally defined, telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status. Telemedicine includes a growing variety of applications and services using two-way video, email, smart phones, wireless tools and other forms of telecommunications technology. – American Telemedicine Association
With a blend of technology and engagement telemedicine is allowing progressive employers, third party administrators and health plans to reduce costs, redirect claims and improve care while delivering innovation that consumers demand. Just like Uber did for transportation or OpenTable did for dining, these services are placing members in control of their healthcare consumption, giving them ubiquity, transparency and immediacy never before seen in a single platform.
Ohio Health Benefits has partnered with HealthiestYou in order to provide telemedicine services to our Group clients, Individual/Family clients and our Medicare clients.
Healthiest You offers a bundle of consumer-empowering tools including 24/7 access to a network of more than 2,300 doctors who are on call to members via telephone or email to diagnose common conditions and prescribe medications when appropriate; procedure price comparison; finding a doctor; scheduling a doctor visit; health plan information and benefits eligibility; a smarter-with-use online wellness program; and a prescription drug cost comparison and savings engine. By directing medical claims out of traditional insurance plans, Healthiest You serves as an accessible and affordable complement to primary care, saving time, money, worry, and hassle.
Click here to visit the HealthiestYou website and get more information.