Telemedicine

MeMD Featured Among Innovative Telehealth Solutions in Wall Street Journal

In an op-ed, Wall Street Journal Columnist Andy Kessler highlighted MeMD among the nation’s fastest-moving telemedicine providers in the Wall Street Journal.

Five Trickle-Down Effects of a Smart Telehealth Program

The high cost of healthcare is putting a dent in business’ profitability and employees’ discretionary income – and all signs indicate that spending will continue to grow. Telehealth, too, is experiencing explosive growth, but this growth saves people money and boosts the bottom line...

Benefits Roadmap: Why Your Clients Need Telebehavioral Health

Most business owners are keenly aware of the importance of mental health in the workplace. Even if they can’t put a dollar value on it, they’ve seen how depression, anxiety, substance misuse, family and...

The Year Ahead in Telehealth: How It’s Evolving, Why You Should Care & the...

How will 2019 shape up? Here are MeMD’s predictions for telehealth in the year to come in the areas of medical care, technology, legislation, enrollment and marketing...

The Role of Patient Satisfaction in the Telehealth Boom

There are many variables driving the exponential growth of telehealth over the past several years, yet perhaps the most powerful factor pushing the expansion is patient satisfaction with the process and services provided via telehealth...

Study Reveals Employee Health Issues Cost Employers More Than $500 Billion Each Year

A new study by the Integrated Benefits Institute revealed that unhealthy employees are costing businesses 1.4 billion days of missed work and $530 billion in lost productivity each year.

How Medicare, Medicaid Affect Access to Telehealth Services

A major area of confusion in the telehealth world is the role of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in the delivery of these services...

From Niche to Necessity: How Telehealth Became Mainstream, and Why It Matters to You

What started as a niche industry has morphed into a major player in today’s healthcare delivery system. What are the reasons for this radical change in the role of telehealth in today’s healthcare system? The answer, Unsurprisingly, is multifaceted...

Can Telehealth Provide Better Outcomes than In-Person Care?

For decades, doctors have over prescribed antibiotics, which has paved the way for a rise in drug-resistant bacteria. So how do we handle over-prescription and antibiotic misuse? Turns out telehealth may hold the key.

Reduce the Stigma of Talk Therapy to Maximize Productivity

The stigma of mental health treatment runs deep. Employers should be leading the charge in breaking it, as it keeps employees from being their best, both at home and at work. As it has long been proven, simply offering mental health benefits isn’t enough...

South Carolina Expands Telehealth Laws to Include Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

As telehealth continues to grow in popularity, state governments are taking notice. South Carolina is one of many states that has expanded state telehealth laws over the past three years, allowing doctor-patient relationships to be established virtually...

Meet MeMD: Madeline Patalano

This Mental Health Awareness week we're highlighting one of our licensed professional counselors, Madeline Patalano. Read on to hear more about how she became involved in telehealth, the topics she is most passionate about, and some common signs of depression to look out for...

Straight from the Frontlines, MeMD Breaks Down Impact of Healthcare Technologies with In Business

MeMD President and CFO Glenn Dean discusses how technology has affected the spectrum of care delivery in October's issue of In Business. Noting that technology like telehealth has helped medical professionals better detect, diagnose and treat disease, while improving access to care.

Telehealth and Self-Insurance: A Match Made in Heaven

With the ongoing rise in health insurance costs – not to mention the uncertainty about America’s healthcare industry – many companies are shifting to self-insurance. A self-funded health plan can save considerable money each year, especially for businesses that provide access to cost-effective options like telehealth.

Escaping the Sea of Sameness: How to Identify Teletherapy Options That Really Work

While more businesses are realizing the value of teletherapy, they are unsure how to differentiate among the many offerings that seem the same on the surface. Thinking outside the cost implications, there are three main areas to consider when evaluating benefits partners that provide teletherapy services...

Symptom vs. Cause: The Importance of Root Cause Analysis in Behavioral Health

Americans are self-medicating or depending heavily on prescribed drugs in order to feel better. But treating the symptoms instead of dealing with underlying mental and emotional issues is making matters worse...

Meet MeMD: Nancy Gaines-Dillard

Meet MeMD's Nancy Gaines-Dillard, an ANCC board certified Nurse Practitioner with over 22 years of clinical experience. Read on to learn how she became involved in practicing telemedicine and discover her sun-safety tips for this summer!

Why Employers are Incorporating Telebehavioral Health into Broader Benefits Packages

As the nationwide focus on mental health continues to grow, businesses are taking notice and incorporating telebehavioral health solutions into their existing health benefits packages. While telehealth provides important benefits to employees, the service is advantageous for businesses for a number of reasons...

Filling the Gap Between EAPs and Behavioral Health Benefits

While EAPs are not designed to serve as a stand-alone option for mental health services, these plans play a role in a company’s overall emphasis on employee wellness in the workplace. If you’re looking to purchase an EAP – or are interested in providing behavioral health services for your staff –consider the following...

How to Get Your Employees on Board with Telehealth

The benefits of telehealth services are plentiful and proven. Get your employees on board – and help them reap the benefits of 24/7 access with these 6 tips...