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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/31/2019 5:53:25 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
I am on same page with you. I guess that could be the trend in general. People are ok to use for general medicine related stuff but may not be for more speciality care. But got to mention it is getting popular though.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:35:02 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
The historical combination of healthcare and employee benefits is a strange one, indeed. I'm not sure why it still exists, besides extreme inertia. Who really wants their employer knowing about or handling their health?

And at some point, I'd think it's a liability for the companies, too... no? A company that "knows" an employee just got a diagnosis -- shouldn't be able to fire that employee..?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:32:03 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
Telemedicine has worked for me... sorta. For simple things, like getting some antibiotic eye drops for pink eye -- it's great. You don't have to go into a dr's office, so it can be much faster. 

But for any other ailments that require more examination? Hmm... And robo-root-canal? Uh.. nope nope nope.

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michelle
michelle
1/1/2019 8:18:46 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
I would agree with that. I don't want a kiosk at my employer's office. I prefer to keep my healthcare visits separate from work.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2018 11:51:25 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
@ms.a: Not to mention that training is still wanting on a lot of this stuff.

Case in point: (link)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2018 11:49:29 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
@ms.a: Another issue arises with the telemedicine kiosks that are marketed to employers to have in their offices for the companies. Sounds like a great idea for the employer, but a lot of employees may not be so keen on having their health information (or even the need for a telemedical "visit) sharable/knowable by their employer in even the slightest.

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michelle
michelle
12/31/2018 10:13:05 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
My particular plan advertises virtual visits with every bit of notice they send out. Monthly newsletters and mailed updates all have something in them about the option. I've actually been seeing the ads for at least a year already and still haven't used the service. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
12/31/2018 8:47:12 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
@ms.akkineni I have yet to see a good dental insurance plan. You always end up paying high out-of-pocket costs, or the dentist doesn't accept your plan at all, and instead offers its own plan. Like my dentist hardly accepts any insurance plans, but offers its own plan called Build a Better Smile, where you join the plan for a certain amount and get like 20 percent off services.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
12/31/2018 3:35:11 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
I would trust a robot more than a human.

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Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
12/31/2018 3:29:03 PM
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Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
What plans cover telemedicine?

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