Thorpe Benefits

DO YOU ADD TELEMEDICINE SERVICES TO YOUR EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLAN?

January 11

Virtual medical services are gaining traction in Canada leading to questions as to whether such services should be considered as an additional perk in employee benefits packages.

These services, also known as telemedicine, are the latest trend in healthcare offerings and allow patients to connect with nurses and family doctors across the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Practitioners can complete a consultation, make a diagnosis, write a prescription (where appropriate) and email it to the patient’s pharmacy of choice (and if that pharmacy provides home delivery then the medication is delivered directly to the patient’s door). Doctors will only consult on a list of common ailments — such as earaches, pinkeye and urinary tract infections — and will only prescribe non-narcotic medications.

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Deborah Evans via Roger Thorpe

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Thorpe Benefits

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2018

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