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Over the last 4 decades, TeleHealth has emerged as a cost-effective and time-efficient method for individuals to access physicians and healthcare facilities at their fingertips– wherever they are and at whatever time of day. Utilizing the ever-evolving digital landscape, TeleHealth represents an innovative solution to mitigate rising healthcare costs and the decline of patient-provider access.
TeleHealth – according to Health Resources Services Administration – is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, and public health and health administration. Methods of use include video-conferencing and the web, as well as wireless communications.
The American Telemedicine Association explains that this system of treatment increases value for payers, patients and providers, improves patient access and enhances reach of healthcare services. Other benefits include reduced costs, 24/7 coverage, and ultimately higher customer satisfaction.
It is also yet another perk enjoyed by United Refuah HealthShare members. As the first and only Jewish healthcare sharing organization and a member of the American Institute of Health-Sharing, the non-profit dedicates itself to the health, savings, and values of its members. To that end, members enjoy free, unlimited access to MDLive, United Refuah’s TeleHealth platform. The platform allows members to search for participating providers and consult with a family physician or primary care provider at no cost. So far this year, members have saved approximately $180 and 45 minutes each.
To learn more about United Refuah and its connection with MDLive, or to become a member, please call, 440.772.0700 or visit UnitedRefuahHS.org.
United Refuah HealthShare operates on the principals of health, values, and savings. Moreover, it is the first healthcare sharing organization to launch with integrated population healthcare management – not only giving members the ability to share in one another’s healthcare expenses but also assisting them to maintain a higher level of personal health. To date, membership spans 30 states and is continuing to grow. United Refuah HealthShare is not an insurance company and does not offer insurance.