Health care news from around the web: June 7 – 11, 2021

Written on Jun 10, 2021

Covid was a tipping point for telehealth. If some have their way, virtual visits are here to stay
As the covid crisis wanes and life approaches normal across the U.S., health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth that has transformed how millions of Americans see the doctor.

Employers adding voluntary worker benefit options
The pandemic is driving more employers to offer voluntary benefits, with nearly all employers (94%) expecting these employee-pay-all or unsubsidized benefits to hold great importance in their organizations during the next three years, according to a new survey.

How health care providers can mitigate three telehealth risks
Telehealth has expanded significantly since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The main risks that generate potential liability for health care providers are related to misdiagnosis, data security and privacy protection.

Amazon health care threat? Teladoc CEO says it's ‘overrated,' but he should be worried
Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic isn't worried about Amazon, saying the threat is "overrated," but Wall Street analysts say there are questions about the company's ability to grow into new care categories, along with better earnings and margins.

Tech Corner - How websites use "dark patterns" to manipulate you
Companies across the internet use hidden design techniques to sell you things. New research shows how they do it.

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