Contributors   |   Messages   |   Polls   |   Resources   |  
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 6   >   >>
mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:35:02 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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..?

50%
50%
mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/10/2019 1:32:03 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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.

50%
50%
michelle
michelle
1/1/2019 8:18:46 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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.

50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2018 11:51:25 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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)

50%
50%
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2018 11:49:29 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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.

50%
50%
michelle
michelle
12/31/2018 10:13:05 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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. 

50%
50%
srufolo1
srufolo1
12/31/2018 8:47:12 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
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.

50%
50%
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
12/31/2018 3:35:11 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
I would trust a robot more than a human.

50%
50%
Susan Fourtané
Susan Fourtané
12/31/2018 3:29:03 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
What plans cover telemedicine?

50%
50%
ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
12/31/2018 12:38:27 PM
User Rank
Gigamaster
Re: Telehealth a Healthy Idea
Absolutely, that is good to know. But there are severl plans that cover telemedicine services righ now. But still there is lack of awareness among public. There needs to be more campaings run to promote these services.

50%
50%
Page 1 / 6   >   >>


Latest Articles
Wireless Broadband Alliance and Next Generation Mobile Alliance teamed up to ensure WiFi 6 and 5G converge in 3GPP specs.
The industry organization's major initiatives will address broadband differentiation based on quality of experience, global test labs for services, 5G, multi-access strategies and more, say CEO Robin Mersh and CMO Geoff Burke in an interview with BBWN.
After NTIA asked for public comments on map improvements in October 2018, the FCC decommissioned the agency's broadband map in early December but did not say whether it will use any of the public's great ideas on its own (largely panned) map.
Mike Zeto, GM of AT&T's Smart Cities division, expects metro areas to adopt platforms to manage multi-departmental IoT solutions once internal processes are aligned and more agencies are involved in smart city applications.
Angus Ward, CEO of Digital Platform Solutions at tech and management consulting firm BearingPoint, shares his thoughts on the opportunities, hurdles and strategies CSPs face in the year ahead.
Partner Perspectives - from our sponsors
Webinars
ARCHIVED
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12 p.m. New York / 5 p.m. London

Consumers are buying millions of IoT devices, from smart thermostats and security systems to intelligent entertainment setups and furniture. Yet many of these devices remain isolated because home users are uncomfortable connecting them to each other – or even their WiFi. After all, their WiFi network was probably designed only to handle a few laptops, a gaming system and a couple of smartphones. Now, demand on the network is surging and even though you're delivering 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, that doesn't necessarily mean the broadband power is in the right place or reaches every corner of a home.

Even if WiFi coverage is sufficient, typing is not on trend. Voice is far more natural, easier and faster. Using a TV keyboard is archaic when more and more households have access to cloud-based voice services, like Amazon Alexa. This webinar will explore how service providers can create a comfortable, truly smart home for consumers – simultaneously driving up margin and loyalty.

Sponsored Video
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, ...
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
Talking to Light Reading's Iain Morris, Sebastian Richter from devolo explains why operators have to think beyond delivering high bandwidth and ...
All Videos
Information Resources
All resources
Flash Poll
Radio Shows
Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on Thursday, November 1 at 8 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. ET, 3 p.m. UK as Ronan Kelly, CTO, EMEA & APAC Regions at ADTRAN, explores the five pillars of network integrity -- a topic he discussed during his recent Broadband World Forum keynote. Register now!
Video
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive ...
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, ...
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast ...
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
All Videos
Twitter Feed
like us on facebook
Broadband World News
About Us     Contact Us     Help     Register     Twitter     Facebook     RSS
Copyright © 2019 Light Reading - an Informa business, trading within KNect365 US, Inc. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Use
in partnership with