SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Doctor On Demand, the rapidly growing, next-generation telemedicine provider, announced today that it has signed its 400th employer customer, bringing the total number of Americans covered by the service by their employers or health plans to more than 45 million. Doctor On Demand offers the highest-rated telemedicine solution for reducing employer health care costs. The company has experienced tremendous customer growth in 2015. Four of the Fortune 10 and many industry-leading companies, such as American Airlines and Lennox International, have signed up with Doctor On Demand in the last year.
“Doctor On Demand allows us to provide our employees with access to top-quality physicians, nearly instantly, no matter where they are. For us, that means fewer visits to the emergency room, quicker treatment of routine illnesses, and reduced absenteeism -- all cost-drivers,” said David Olsen, Director of Benefits, Lennox International.
Doctor On Demand offers Video Visits with physicians and psychologists, delivered through patients’ smartphones or computers in an easy-to-use application. Employers can integrate the telemedicine service with any health plan they currently use, and there are no up-front costs, PEPM fees, or subscription fees, maximizing the cost-savings.
“Visiting the doctor no longer requires going to an office and sitting in a waiting room,” said Adam Jackson, co-founder and CEO of Doctor On Demand. “Insurers and employers are turning to telemedicine to help reduce health care costs while delivering the highest quality care, and Doctor On Demand is thrilled to be leading the revolution in how health care is delivered.”
Jackson will discuss Doctor On Demand’s growth when he addresses the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco on Thursday.
Telemedicine is growing rapidly, and with about half of all Americans relying on their employer for health care coverage, employers are taking notice. According to a survey by global HR firm Towers Watson, 71 percent of employers plan to give their employees access to telemedicine in the next three years, which would represent a more than tripling from the 22 percent of employers who offer telemedicine today. According to the health care consultancy IHS, the telemedicine market is expected to swell to $4.5B by 2018.
About Doctor On Demand
Doctor On Demand provides video visits with board-certified physicians, psychologists, and lactation consultants via smartphones, tablets, and computers. Patients simply download the Doctor On Demand app or visit www.doctorondemand.com, describe their symptoms, and are instantly connected for a video visit. Doctor On Demand’s unique offering for health plans and employers combines a $0 PEPM business model with the easiest to use, highest-rated consumer application in the telemedicine space. Doctor On Demand has more 5-star App Store reviews than every other telemedicine app combined. To learn more, visit www.doctorondemand.com.