Even before the pandemic, virtual care and telemedicine were great ways to see a doctor without having to leave the comfort of home. Now, these virtual visits provide peace of mind to patients who may be at greater risk of COVID-19 complications. They also make it easier for remote workers to fit a doctors’ appointment into their busy schedules. If you’re considering virtual care or have a telemedicine appointment with your primary care provider (PCP) coming up soon—or want to educate and encourage it at your workplace or with clients—we’re sharing 7 tips to help you prepare.
Telemedicine and virtual health now play an important role in the way we're able to access and receive care. To understand the benefits of virtual care and what changes to this technology and approach we might expect to see in the future, we spoke with Jeff Phillips, MD, from Newton-Wellesley Hospital.
More and more employers are realizing the need to put employees at the center of their health care and employee benefits strategy. This means understanding their specific needs to offer plans that drive greater engagement and improved health outcomes. Download our new report to learn about what key decision makers are looking for in a health plan.
Young adults can be covered by their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26. After that, they’ll need to choose their own health plan. This can be a confusing transition under normal circumstances, but during the coronavirus pandemic it’s especially important to make sure there’s no gap in coverage. If your employees have young adult children covered by their insurance plans or are young adults on their parent’s health insurance, here is some helpful information on how to find a new plan.
This adapted post comes from AllWays Health Partners' provider blog, Best Practice. It provides details on a partnership between AllWays Health Partners and Microsoft to offer a free telehealth app for providers to address their needs during these unprecedented times.
Our COVID-19 response team has identified virtual care as a critical need for our providers and patients. We realize that many patients may eventually be subject to quarantine or unable to get to a provider's office. Some of our network providers have expressed concerns about how to care for quarantined or ill patients in a safe, HIPAA-compliant way.