Army Telemedicine Pilot Aims to Reduce Traffic in the ED
Telemedicine will be at the center of a pilot program the U.S. Army launched this month, aiming to keep nonemergent cases from clogging up the emergency room. Patients who need immediate—but not emergency—care will be redirected virtually from the BlanchfieldRead More
Teleradiology Specialists Hits Record Speed and Volume in Urgent Care
Teleradiology Specialists, which set its sights on the urgent care market early on, predicts a rapid increase in volume and market share on the heels of completing a record number of reads last month. The company completed 40% more readsRead More
Eleven children have died from flu or flu-related illness this year, and roughly 20,000 are hospitalized every year in the U.S. thanks to influenza, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And yet the C.S. Mott Children’s HospitalRead More
With travel-related cases of Zika virus infection now confirmed in 20 states and the District of Columbia, it’s likely urgent care centers will see more patients with concerns, founded or unfounded, that they or their children have been infected. GuidanceRead More
Medicare has more restrictive rules for telehealth payments than Medicaid and many private insurers, despite the fact that virtual doctor visits are perceived to be of particular benefit to seniors who have a hard time making it to the clinic.Read More
Texas is the latest state to report a dramatic jump in patients complaining about “surprise” medical bills after a trip to the hospital—on the order of a 1,000% increase between 2012 and 2015, according to the Texas Department of Insurance.Read More
Legal use of marijuana could mean high times for urgent care centers that offer robust occupational medicine services—such as workplace drug testing—provided the operators are up on applicable state laws. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have enacted medicalRead More
A new study found a significant link between asthma, the use of bronchodilators, and rupture of abdominal aneurysms (AAA). The news underscores the importance of getting a thorough medical and medication history for patients presenting to urgent care with asthma-likeRead More