Healthcare benefits are one of the most expensive employee costs. TeleMed2U can be a valuable partner in helping employees improve their health. And, healthier employees are more productive, safer, and have higher morale, better teamwork, and better attendance. For employers, it means lower costs for health benefits, workers’ compensation and disability management.
Most of an employer’s costs for employee healthcare are generated by just a few employees. On average, about 5% of employees generate more than half of health claims. Employees who have complex illnesses or chronic diseases/conditions generate the highest costs. Without regular follow-up with a healthcare provider or medical specialist, these illnesses can take a toll on attendance and productivity. Although everyone benefits from good health, by improving the health of your most health-impaired employees, healthcare costs decrease.
Disease management programs, such as those available through TeleMed2U’s unique digital technology, focus specialty care on employees who have a chronic disease(s). Poor disease management drives up your costs. Healthcare is complex and includes delays in seeing the appropriate specialist, and delays with paperwork, miscommunication, patient-compliance issues, and bad referrals. Delays in care increase risk of costly complications. By working with these high-cost employees to become healthier, employers can enjoy real savings.
Clinical research has documented the strong correlation between specialty care access and improved chronic disease management. The Society of Human Resource Management says that improving disease management programs can save $3.80 for every $1.00 spent by employers.
Driven by the covid-19 pandemic, and the ease and comfort of treatment, all types of patients have quickly embraced telemedicine. Beyond primary and emergency department treatment, one of telemedicine’s most successful uses is specialty medical care. This is the focus of TeleMed2U’s unique telemedicine programs. Our experienced medical specialists develop appropriate treatment plans that can avoid unnecessary surgeries, testing or procedures, reduce missed appointments, and provide a more satisfying experience for patients.
TeleMed2U’s unique digital technology provides easier, quicker, and lower-cost patient access to medical specialists. Regular follow-up with providers and individualized care is critical to meeting the challenge of successful disease management for expensive-to-treat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and clinical depression.
Our company partnered with TeleMed2U to provide specialty care appointments to our employees. TeleMed2U was a really good fit for our company because they were able to offer a custom solution for our employees to access care at a time and location convenient for them. We have found that by doing this, our employees do not delay accessing the care that they need and deserve. TeleMed2U's team of care coordinators and physicians help our employees manage their chronic conditions so they can live healthier and happier lives. The level of service has been consistently high therefore we would highly recommend them to any employee group!
We found TeleMed2U during our research to partner with a tech-enabled healthcare organization that could provide specialty care services to our employees. They were one of the very few well-established healthcare organizations that have a focus on utilizing technology to provide increased access and outcomes. Through our partnership, our employees have been able to have quick access to highly-qualified specialists that usually have a 6-month waiting time for an appointment. Many of our employees commonly use the service during their lunch break to access care when it is convenient for them. Based on our internal survey, our employees have shared excellent feedback for TeleMed2U's staff and doctors. To see such positive feedback from our employees has compelled us to provide this feedback as we have been very pleased with their delivery and support. We highly recommend that your organization considers TeleMed2U to provide specialty care to your employees!