We’ve seen pediatric urgent care take root. Orthopedic-oriented urgent care centers continue to flourish. Now the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) expects a combination of the two will offer patients the best of both worlds, and is set to startRead More
Efforts to stem runaway abuse of opioids—and the resultant increases in addiction and deaths—are firing on all cylinders from the White House to the state house. On a more local level, failing to get on board with current regulations canRead More
Availability of telemedicine offered by larger employers in the U.S. is close to reaching a saturation point, as 96% of large employers are expected to offer it in their array of health benefits in states where it’s allowed next year.Read More
We’ve all seen painful reminders (or experienced them ourselves) of just how helpless natural disasters can leave us. We’ve also been touched and inspired by the bravery and selflessness of first responders—firefighters, police, EMS, and search & rescue personnel—who comeRead More
When EHR vendor eClinicalWorks agreed to a $155 million settlement over charges that it falsified claims for federal incentive payments, it probably thought the damage would be mainly financial. Months later, though, it’s paying a steeper price in more preciousRead More
Residents who call 911 for immediate medical care could find themselves getting a lift from a rideshare to a local urgent care center instead of riding in an ambulance, sirens wailing, to the emergency room thanks to a pilot programRead More
U.S. emergency rooms saw more patients than ever in 2014, but that doesn’t necessarily mean urgent care isn’t getting its message out. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that over 141 million people ran toRead More
Physicians, including urgent care providers, may be taking more than their share of the blame for the ongoing opioid crisis in the U.S., according to a report by The New York Times and ProPublica. While some public officials and mediaRead More