What actions do you think employers as facilitators of these benefits need to take in order to make the best use of digital health services?
We need to talk about it more. Most people accept this is the direction we are moving in, but few people realise all of the benefits on offer. For employers, there is the massive advantage of reduced absence if they used the services on offer. Instead of taking a morning off for an appointment they can book a meeting room for a private 20-30 minute talk.
If they take care of a niggly pain in their back early on, they might not need to take a week off later when they are in agony from ignoring it. Then there is the fact patients can get a prescription delivered to work or home so you don't have to go to the chemist.* There is so much on offer that employees need to be made aware of.
*This service is currently not available in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.