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Employers Increasingly Benefit from Telemedicine

by Martin Salcedo, Esq. - The Human Equation on 6/24/2015
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Did you know that telemedicine can reduce the amount of time off taken by employees to see or take their child to a doctor for non-serious medical issues? This may come as a surprise, particularly if you don’t know the most common reason people have for going to the doctor. (You’ll have to keep reading to find out.)

Telemedicine generally refers to the practice of using telecommunications technologies (phone, Internet, etc.) to diagnose and treat patients, and it’s come a long way. Consider this:

  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services describes telemedicine as a cost-effective alternative to providing medical care.
  • The American Medical Association says telemedicine is a key innovation that can maintain patient safety, improve access to health care and control costs.
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Categories: 2015, Human Resources

Don't Sweep the Breach Under the Rug! Notification Under the HITECH Act

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 10/22/2009

As more and more personal information ends up being maintained in some form of electronic medium, the concern surrounding data security breaches has never been higher. More...

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HIPAA - Wellness Programs

by The Human Equation, Inc. on 8/21/2008

Our organization plans to implement a program that reimburses employees the cost of participating in a smoking cessation program. More...

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Categories: 2008

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