What was once a convenience has now become normal for many patients. Telemedicine bridges both patients and hospitals, bringing healthcare across town or across the country. It is convenient for members and, when a virtual visit is appropriate, it can also provide cost savings.
Along with telemedicine, there has been a rise in virtual pharmacies. These offerings provide another option for members, but it also impacts the pharmacy benefits of healthcare organizations.
Continue to the full article to finish reading Kelly’s article on why hospitals and health systems should look to telemedicine to create competitive benefits and understand how to use the service to make effective benefits decisions.