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Seattle Week in Review: Healthcare IT, Machine Learning, and the 12s
By Benjamin Romano
From Xconomy on Friday, August 12, 2016
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It’s an area that appears poised for significant growth, according to a new survey by the National Business Group on Health, which represents 425 large employers. The survey, which polled 133 companies with more than 15 million covered individuals, found that nine out of 10 employers plan to offer telehealth services in 2017, in states that allow it. That’s up from seven out of 10 that planned to do so in 2016.

The group’s CEO, Brian Marcotte, says large employers are placing less emphasis on the design of their healthcare plans for the coming year, and thinking more about “optimizing how health care is accessed and delivered. That translates into expanded telehealth services,” among other efforts, he says in a news release.