Study: Online platforms help employers save money

09/28/2008 | Government Technology

Using online platforms for particular health care circumstances can result in savings for employer-sponsored health care plans, according to a new study by the firm Milliman. The study found that substituting follow-up doctor or nonemergent ER visits with interaction via an online platform can produce significantly reduced medical costs. Other potential applications of online care, including chronic-pain management and care management, currently are under review, Milliman says.

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