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What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is something you may have heard of and wondered what it was.. Well, wonder no more! As a new trend, Telemedicine is leveraging technology to reduce healthcare costs, improve convenience, and increase efficiency, especially in the case of chronic conditions or non-emergency care.

From Wikipedia: “Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.”

Telemedicine is convenient, which is one of its main advantages. You don’t have to worry about showing up to the doctor’s office 20 minutes before your appointment, having to wait for your doctor for another 30 minutes, and then lose half your work day just because you’ve got a sinus infection. You can wait at work or at home for a doctor to become available with telemedicine, which eliminates office wait times. It is easier to visit the doctor when you have a cold, for instance, because of this.

It also helps to enhance communication between health care providers. As a result of specific health problems, such as migraine headaches, you may normally have to see two or three different doctors separately in order to maintain everyone's understanding of your symptoms and overall health. Using telemedicine, you can communicate with all members of your diagnostic team simultaneously, so each level of doctor, from the specialist to your general practitioner, can understand what is going on.

No matter if you have insurance or not, you should consider adding a telemedicine plan to your family's healthcare. Telemedicine is incredibly affordable and convenient. It will be a hit with the whole family! Have you ever thought about having 24/7 access to board-certified doctors and nurses, over the phone or online? Wouldn't it be great to get a FREE consultation from them? Featuring MDLive telemedicine through AllyHealth's Savings Card, you get all this and more.

AllyHealth and MDLIVE provide telehealth services that benefit employers and employees alike. Lower costs, reduced absenteeism, increased productivity, and immediate and convenient access to quality healthcare are just a few of the many benefits associated with Telemedicine Plans for Business.


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