Telemedicine and Employers: The New Frontier

Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum

René Y. Quashie, Senior Counsel, and Amy F. Lerman, Associate, in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office, authored an article on Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum, a CEP America blog, titled “Telemedicine and Employers: The New Frontier.”

Following is an excerpt:

Telemedicine, the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients using electronic communications, has gone mainstream, and employers are paying attention. The numbers speak for themselves. A recent Towers Watson study focusing on employers with at least 1,000 employees concluded that U.S. employers could save up to $6 billion per year if their employees routinely engaged in remote consults for appropriate medical problems instead of visiting emergency rooms, urgent care centers, and physicians’ offices.

This article is based on Mr. Quashie and Ms. Lerman’s Take 5 Newsletter.