COVID-19 & Your Business: Frequent Questions

What role can telemedicine play in keeping my employees healthy?

Many employers offer a telemedicine program as part of their employee benefit plan. Others may want to consider subsidizing telemedicine during the COVID-19 outbreak. Employees may wish to take advantage of telemedicine so that they do not have to share a waiting room with others who might potentially transmit COVID-19. Telemedicine allows healthcare providers access to a patient while reducing physical contact with the patient. It is being used all over the world to treat COVID-19. Healthcare providers wearing protective equipment must still draw blood, give IVs, and administer medication, but other telemedicine providers are able to assess and treat patients remotely. Telemedicine also facilitates remote consultations allowing doctors who are first experiencing a patient presenting with COVID-19 to benefit from the experience of doctors who have treated many cases.

Last updated March 16

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