Mary Mulcare, MD, FACEP, Summus Chief Medical Officer, featured in BenefitsPro.
Virtual care can help patients navigate the healthcare system, connect to leading specialists for answers, and access the personalized care they need.
In the complex ecosystem of employee benefits, cancer stands out. Cancer is now the leading driver of medical costs for employers in the U.S, and these higher costs are prompting employers to find new healthcare solutions to support their employees. For employees, cancer is complex, fraught, and deeply personal. Breast cancer, impacting 1 in 8 women during their lifetime, is one of the most common cancers among women and contributes to increased employer costs.
Start with virtual care
No two cancer journeys are alike—some last months while others take years. Accurate information is needed to help inform decisions that occur throughout the cancer journey and assuage the feelings of anxiety and worry. Whether it’s a co-worker, spouse, or caregiver feeling the impact of cancer, support exists for their unique journey. That support can be fast, convenient, consistent, and most importantly, high quality when leveraging virtual care technology.
Having cancer no longer means carrying the burden of the unknown: virtual care can help patients navigate the healthcare system, connect to leading specialists for answers, and access the personalized care they need.
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