October 7, 2015
Some 8 percent of employees used a telemedicine offering in their employee wellness program, according to a survey of 5,000 people employed by nongovernment organizations with 1,000 or more employees.
Towers Watson Health and Group Benefits Senior Health Management Consultant Shelly Wolff, who presented this data at the National Conference on Health, Productivity and Human Capital in Boston this...
November 4, 2014
As telemedicine continues to grow in adoption and support, two of the most high profile telemedicine CEOs -- Teladoc's Jason Gorevic and Doctor on Demand's Adam Jackson -- shared the stage at the Digital Healthcare Innovation Summit with Dr. Allan Khoury, a Towers Watson senior health management consultant with a focus on the burgeoning field. The panel discussed telemedicine adoption and the...
September 12, 2014
Forty eight percent of employers will make telehealth services available to employees, in states where it's legal, in 2015, according to a National Business Group on Health survey of 136 employers representing approximately 7.5 million employees.
Within this group, 33 percent of employers plan to offer these services without incentives or penalties and 15 percent plan to offer the services with...
August 13, 2014
Global professional services firm Towers Watson says telemedicine could potentially save US employers $6 billion a year.
“While this analysis highlights a maximum potential savings, even a significantly lower level of use could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in savings,” Dr. Allan Khoury, a senior consultant at Towers Watson, said in a statement. “Achieving these savings requires a...
December 5, 2013
Mobile health startup Jiff has announced the first batch of ecosystem partners for its new health outcomes marketplace. Jiff has officially announced and integrated with Fitbit, Jawbone, Fitbug, Withings, BodyMedia, Fatsecret, and CaloryGuard, and is in conversations with more than 60 additional digital health app and device companies, according to CEO Derek Newell.
"Our goal is to have at least...
April 4, 2013
DreamIt Health, a new Philadelphia-based, health-focused chapter of incubator DreamIt Ventures, has announced its first class of ten startups. Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Penn Medicine are sponsoring the class and Venturef0rth is providing the working space for the companies. The new accelerator was launched in December 2012.
The startups will be provided with up to $50,000 in funding,...