Addison, TX – In a continued effort to extend its reach in the occupational injury care and virtual health markets, Concentra® recently announced that it has expanded the capacity of its telemedicine platform, Concentra Telemed™, to four additional states – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Vermont – enabling employers in 29 states to adopt virtual care to manage work-related injuries.
“With this expansion, Concentra is positioned to deliver workplace injury care to 78 percent of the working U.S. population using occupational telemedicine,” said Ann Schnure, vice president of Concentra Telemedicine Operations.
That level of care includes easy access to physical therapy through Concentra Telerehab, which is also available through the Concentra Telemed platform. With this expansion, Concentra Telerehab is now available in 27 states.
Concentra believes telemedicine has the potential to transform the workers’ compensation industry by offering employers a more efficient and convenient alternative to traditional occupational injury care. Concentra Telemed clinicians apply a patient-centered approach – consistent with Concentra’s clinical care model – promoting early and active patient participation in the return-to-work process.
Studies reveal that improving care access and engaging patients during treatment often lead to shorter injury cases and better health outcomes. For employers, such results can drive down workforce health costs, while ultimately enhancing the workers’ compensation process.