Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features the announcement from Concentra that it has entered into a strategic partnership with American Well to expand medical care delivery through telemedicine services.
New telemedicine service offerings will be available to connect employees to Concentra physicians via computers, kiosks, and smart mobile devices. Concentra noted that the virtual physician visit is expected to improve access for injured workers to be seen by a physician quickly and start treatment early, which is a key step in a fast return-to-work plan, while limiting costs to the employer. Telemedicine also provides a reliable remote option for quality occupational injury care for those who work after-hours or in more rural areas. The telemedicine offering is expected to launch in early 2017 in select states with plans for expansion later in the year.
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