Telemedicine use surged as the pandemic forced more employees to work from home. Though in-person doctor visits have resumed, it’s likely that telemedicine will remain a prominent part of medical treatment. Its increased use presents a challenging slew of risks.
Shortly after the New Year, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase announced their joint venture, Haven Health, would be shutting its doors. Haven’s goal was to make health care cost and delivery more transparent and economical for employers and employees alike.
The health care industry has borne a heavy burden throughout the pandemic. Burnout, a potentially dangerous talent gap and increasing financial strain on the industry are key risks insurance executives have in sharp focus.