While a big hit in France, an app designed to facilitate home visits by a clinician is unlikely to gain traction in the U.S. marketplace. It’s the latest incarnation of trying to provide Uber-like services in healthcare. This model isRead More
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Posted On September 30, 2016 By In Business

Plan Ahead for Cost When Upgrading Systems

Progress—especially where technology is concerned—by definition should move your business forward; otherwise it would be called regress. One health system in Ohio is learning the hard way that failing to recognize the cost of moving to a new EHR systemRead More
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has again updated guidance related to protecting the public from Zika virus, saying there’s evidence that a man infected with Zika can sexually transmit the virus to a female partner even ifRead More
Many local newspapers, magazines and radio stations hand out “people’s choice awards,” in which individuals in the community nominate and vote for their favorite businesses in various categories. The Rockford (Illinois) Register-Star holds an annual Best of the Rock River ValleyRead More
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Hospital ownership of physician practices—including urgent care centers—has jumped a whopping 86% in just 4 years, according to new data from the Physicians Advocacy Institute. That means one out of every four practices is now owned by a hospital, overall.Read More

Posted On September 30, 2016 By In Business

Urgent Care Businesses Are Hot Commodities

The fourth quarter of 2016 looks to be an especially busy one for healthcare acquisitions—with urgent care concerns being particularly hot report, according to a from Bloomberg’s Bureau of National Affairs (BNA). There are a large number of deals beingRead More
Urgent care providers who offer occupational medicine services may be able to lower their payrolls while increasing revenue though new business, if a new report from the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health is any indication. The panelRead More
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Posted On September 30, 2016 By In Marketplace

When Urgent Care Grows, Patients Benefit

More and more communities—big and small, urban and suburban—are seeing their choices for immediate medical care multiply at a rapid pace, thanks largely to the continued growth of urgent care centers. While that level of competition helps ensure that allRead More