Telehealth, also called telemedicine, allows you to receive health care without an in-person visit to a provider by using computer, tablet or smartphone.
Telehealth technically started in the 1940s in Pennsylvania when providers realized they could send radiology images over the phone lines between two townships. In the 1950s, a Canadian doctor expanded on the concept and constructed a teleradiology system that was used in and around Montreal. And in 1967, the University of Miami School of Medicine partnered with a local fire department to transmit electrocardiographic rhythms over radio to Jackson Memorial Hospital in rescue situations.
We all have good and bad habits. Creating a routine for yourself and encouraging healthy habits can help you accomplish your health goals.
There’s no downside to being healthy; it can boost your energy level, improve mental performance, help you reduce your risk of chronic diseases and lead to a happier, more productive lifestyle.
So, what happens when you combine healthy habit tracking and gamification?
Health insurance and other employee benefits often seem to be a point of contention rather than filling the purpose they were created for: to attract and keep the best employees and to create an optimistic atmosphere of productivity in the workplace. So, recast your vision and think differently about your benefits.
Make benefits about more than products, deductibles and copayments.
It’s time to sell the benefit of your benefits. What if you spent as much time on the execution of a benefits presentation for your employees as you do on choosing plan designs and contribution levels? There is an enormous advantage for employees when their small business employer offers a robust benefits package. Two things people care about when it comes to their benefits package is convenience and cost.
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