The digital health world has seen massive growth over the last year. It’s important to understand what various virtual healthcare terms mean. eHealth, mHealth, telehealth, and telemedicine are used to describe the use of mobile and desktop technology for patient management. These terms are used interchangeably at times, however they each represent a different aspect of technology and healthcare.
The onset of the global pandemic caused telemedicine usage to skyrocket. The nature of COVID-19 caused more patients to rely on telemedicine services to ensure they received the care they needed. In a pre-COVID world, telemedicine visits faced barriers beyond real-time, synchronous audio and video communication. These barriers have come down due to COVID-19, and more clinicians have emplored to the possibility to expand utilizing telehealth services.
As telemedicine becomes more and more popular, it’s important to understand what a typical telemedicine appointment will look like.
Benefit plans serve as a great way to provide value to employees beyond their salary. Because benefits are becoming increasingly important, it’s important that you give your employees the option to tailor their benefits to their needs. At SBMA, we believe in meeting your employee’s medical needs with additional benefit options. We offer our clients the option to choose various voluntary/worksite, ancillary, and virtual health benefit options.
Sixty percent of employees rated benefits as a very important contributor to job satisfaction. With that many employees placing value on employee benefits, it’s important that you, as an employer, ensure your benefits are set up and attract and retain the best employees. According to Career Builder, only 49% of employees are satisfied with their current benefits, which means you have the opportunity to make your benefits even better to appeal to 51% of your employees!