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Survey: 9 in 10 Large Employers will Offer Telehealth Next Year

In an article originally published by MobiHealth News, a recent survey found that nine in 10 large employers, in states where telemedicine is legal, will make telehealth services available to their employees next year, up from seven in 10 this year.  The survey also found that telemedicine has grown fast for employers over the last few years. In 2014, a Towers Watson study found that just 22 percent of large employers offered telehealth consultation, but an additional 34 percent was considering adding it within a year. Last year, this same NBG survey found that 48 percent of the employers offered telehealth services to employees but that 74 percent of employers in states where telehealth services are legal planned to offer them this year. The association characterized this spike as a “sharp increase in telehealth.”

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