Amidst all the unimaginable chaos COVID-19 created for millions of Americans, it presented us with an opportunity to change healthcare as we know it.
Telemedicine is a key component of this opportunity that can offer a cost-effective solution or alternative to in-person visits for low acuity conditions or those not requiring physical contact. Since the onset of the pandemic (March 1, 2020), across Springbuk’s aggregate data from more than 3,500 employers, total telemedicine visits increased by over 3,800%; this equated to a 1,100% increase in the number of claimants with a telemedicine claim.
Jennifer Jones, Sr. Director of Health Strategy, recently discussed how COVID-19 has accelerated these digital services’ adoption, including:
Shifts in telemedicine utilization throughout the pandemic
What this could mean for healthcare moving forward
How digital solutions could change the trajectory of healthcare costs