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Employers are betting big on remote care

Employee demand isn’t just to work from home. It’s for healthcare from home. According to new data, more than 76% of employers have accelerated their remote care offerings due to COVID-19, and they plan to continue it. That’s one of those facts that’s intuitively obvious but unintuitively very monumental.

The details:

The Business Group on Health recently released its annual Large Employers’ Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey. In it, they survey 136 large employers' views on the future of benefits. The top area of focus for employers is expanding access to healthcare, while other top concerns included health equity and the pandemic’s long-term impact.

Healthcare today is more complex than it has ever been. At the same time, the pandemic has forced a new mode of care which syncs completely with Gen Z (the youngest generation in the workforce) demands - more convenient and proactive care for patients and physicians.

Employers drive significant change in healthcare. They both see the pain points and foot the bill. When Amazon, JP Morgan, and Berkshire-Hathaway launched Haven (RIP), Jeff Bezos said it was because payers and employers will never be aligned. When employers spend more on healthcare, payers make more. But now, both parties are aggressively pursuing remote care. Nobody disagrees that the future of healthcare is remote.

What this means:

At Epitel, we’re creating the future of remote neurology. Our platform is built to expand access to critical neurology diagnostics. Our sensors allow clinicians to proactively monitor patients anywhere in the country. They provide caregivers with peace of mind in being able to know when their loved ones are in danger. And they free patients by arming them with the ability to quantitatively diagnose and predict events. Reach out to us if you want to help build the next paradigm in health.

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