Research has revealed that over 88 million days are lost at work due to absenteeism in Australia each year. This equates to a staggering $27.5 billion per annum.
As a result, one major insurer is attempting to reduce the time staff are out of the office for appointments and create a time efficient way to access repeat prescriptions.
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The insurer in question is Allianz, which has announced that it has partnered with telehealth startup Doctors on Demand to provide video consultation services as a value added provision for its policyholders.
Through the service, eligible policyholders will have access to complimentary video enabled consultation with a registered and experienced Australian doctor wherever they are in the country. They can also request round the clock prescription services through the value added offering.
“Technology is having a massive impact on the way the medical profession treats people, as well as the way they interact and communicate,” Doctors on Demand director John Martin said in the statement.
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