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Why Major Insurers Are Turning To Telemedicine

on October 03, 2014

Recently, two of the larger healthcare providers in America (Anthem and United Healthcare) decided to roll out a remote health care option allowing consumers to connect for real life video meetings with their doctors through an online portal.

Recently, two of the larger healthcare providers in America (Anthem and United Healthcare) decided to roll out a remote health care option allowing consumers to connect for real life video meetings with their doctors through an online portal.

The question is, why? Why are healthcare insurance providers getting into the technology game and trying to incorporate telemedicine into their game plan? 

The answer is actually quite simple. Healthcare insurance providers incur expenses every time patients use their insurance and in person visits are far more time consuming and expensive than the technologically driven alternatives like telepresence.

In a recent article in the Review Journal that outlined how the two healthcare giants were utilizing remote doctors visits, one of the major points was the cost savings that offering telemedicine services would provide not only the insurance company but also the patients. Savings per visit, and per year for employers could both be realized through the use of telepresence, which is delivered, live online via a free downloadable app.

It appears unified communications technology is good for business and consumers all while saving people a little time and an occasional headache.

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