ORIGINAL ARTICLE: PDF OnlyTelecommuting and health care A potential for cost reductions and productivity gainsJacobs, Sheila M. Ph.D.; Pelfrey, Sandra M.BA., C.P.A.; Sell, Mary Van Ph.D.Author Information Assistant Professor Management Information Systems Associate Professor Accounting Associate Professor Management Oakland University Rochester, Michigan Health Care Supervisor: December 1995 - Volume 14 - Issue 2 - p 43-49 Buy Abstract Health care administrators are striving to maintain positive operating margins while remaining responsive to community needs. As they look for ways to reduce costs and improve productivity, they may consider the benefits associated with telecommuting. Telecommuting refers to the work performed by organizational employees who use computers and telecommunication equipment to work at home or at remote sites one or more days a week. Benefits to the health care industry include release of valuable hospital space, reduced employee turnover, and increased productivity. The time away from the institution may provide administrators with valuable planning time, free from interruptions. © Williams & Wilkins 1995. All Rights Reserved.