There’s nothing that softens my heart faster than seeing one of my children sick. I just want to cuddle them close and bring them soup or unicorns or whatever will make them feel better fast.

They always look so small and miserable that I almost feel guilty bundling them up and dragging them to the doctor. So, I admit my heart would do a leap if I found out my HR department had signed on to offer employees access to Stat Doctors.

Putting a new spin on making house calls, Stat Doctors is a medical e-visit service that uses secure single sign-on, electronic health records, e-prescribing and video conferencing to give patients with 24-7 access to emergency physicians to address common, minor medical issues.

You mean I could actually have a medical professional involved in the middle-of-the-night discussion between my husband and me when we ask, “Does it look like strep to you?” Awesome. 

Patients complete a one-time, online registration and can schedule an e-visit on demand at statdoctors.com. The firm’s physicians conduct e-visits using its secure web conferencing platform.

Patients can have the e-visit by webcam or over the phone, and even upload photos related to their visit. A doc then can send an e-prescription to the patient’s chosen pharmacy. 

Looking beyond what a huge win this service would be for my family, I’m thinking it might be a good idea for your employees as well. I can’t be the only mom who’d rather schedule an e-house call, and it may even cut down on those unnecessary and costly ER visits.

What do you think? Is Stat Doctors or a similar service one you’d consider adding as a voluntary benefit? Why or why not?

Check out this EBN podcast about employees increasing demand for e-visits, then share your thoughts in the comments. 

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