Consumer Health Technologies, Inc. (“CHT”), a leader in Consumer Directed Healthcare software for administrators, payers and financial institutions, announced a collaborative partnership agreement with Consult A Doctor™ a leader in consumer centric telemedicine services.
CHT and Consult A Doctor have created a powerful partnership empowering consumers with unlimited access to licensed doctors via telephone and e-mail anytime from any location without incurring any co-pay costs. Consumer-centric services like telemedicine are a growing and dominant trend in healthcare as consumer behavior continues to shift toward self-serve practices with greater control. “We believe that solutions that save the consumers time and money and simultaneously create new revenue channels for insurers and administrators, will play a big role in helping curb healthcare costs for employers, consumers and insurers alike.” said Pradeep Goel, CEO of Consumer Health Technologies, Inc.
Industry statistics show that up to 70 percent of all doctor office visits are for common illnesses or basic medical questions, and cost an average of $150 per incident. Up to 66 percent of emergency room visits are non-emergencies, costing an average of $1,200. Telemedicine consultations provided by Consult A Doctor can replace many of these unnecessary visits, providing medically equivalent care at much lower cost.
CHT’s award winning platform, BenefitSpan™, delivers the ability to aggregate telemedicine and other innovative consumer capabilities so that insurers and third-party administrators can easily capitalize on new revenue opportunities while drastically reducing costs and improving services to groups and individuals. “Telemedicine dramatically lowers healthcare expenses, which translates to a healthier bottom line for payers, employers and consumers. The need and potential for multi-dimensional telemedicine in American healthcare in enormous” states Wolf Shlagman, CEO of Consult A Doctor.
About Consumer Health Technologies, Inc.
Consumer Health Technologies, Inc. enables Administrators (TPA), banks and payers to rapidly assemble, price, deliver and fully administer, consumer centric health benefit services via our Total CDHC service platform. CHT service platform supports rapid integration and delivery of healthcare transactions, financial services and a wide array of supporting services such as wellness programs, incentive programs, discount programs, bill management, payment administration, advocacy, dispute management and more. These services can be assembled, personalized and delivered in a targeted fashion to meet the needs of the individual and group clients for HSA, HRA and FSA account solutions.
About Consult A Doctor™
Consult A Doctor (consultadr.com) offers convenient 24/7 access to physicians for phone and secure e-mail medical consultations. Its proprietary nationwide cross-coverage network of U.S. licensed primary care physicians and specialists provide specific answers to medical questions and advice regarding non-emergency, routine medical conditions. Consult A Doctor’s physicians discuss symptoms, recommend treatment options, diagnose many common conditions, and prescribe medication when appropriate. This Consumer-Driven Telemedicine service reduces healthcare cost for all payers by providing members with more convenient and more efficient access to medically equivalent care in a lower-cost setting.