HCA buys urgent care chain in Florida

Health Care Dive

The hospital operator continues to double down on the Florida market where it has invested $3 billion in new hospitals and facility renovations over the past three years

Delta surge spurs Amwell's urgent care growth as specialty, behavioral visits drop off

Health Care Dive

Urgent care visits are lower revenue, so the shift in mix had an unfavorable impact on total revenue per visit. Amwell's revenue was down 1% year over year to $62.2 million, lower than analyst expectations

First Stop Health Launches Virtual Primary Care for Access to Urgent Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – First Stop Health® (FSH), a virtual care provider in the areas of telemedicine and virtual mental health, today announced the availability of Virtual Primary Care for its clients and members throughout the U.S. How FSH Virtual Primary Care Features.

Experity Launches $50M Urgent Care EMR/PM to Power On-Demand Care

HIT Consultant

urgent care clinics, announced their new EMR and PM operating system in direct response to the pivotal, pandemic-driven movement towards on-demand healthcare. EMR/EHR Health IT EMR Experity urgent care

Cigna study: Virtual care can reduce unnecessary ER, urgent care visits by 19%

Fierce Healthcare

Cigna study: Virtual care can reduce unnecessary ER, urgent care visits by 19%. pminemyer. Fri, 01/21/2022 - 14:24

NYC Health + Hospitals keeps patients out of ER with virtual urgent care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Once the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the health system needed to be able to treat the surge of patients with urgent care needs virtually so they could keep them safely at home and away from the overwhelmed emergency care system.

4 Strategies for Urgent Care to Thrive During the Pandemic and Beyond

HIT Consultant

A year of constantly shifting gears to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and meet patient needs further solidified the essential role urgent cares play during large-scale public health crises. Subsequently, the pandemic is continuing to change the way patients use and view urgent care.

Urgent care's impact during the pandemic and the future of on-demand care

Healthcare It News

How can urgent care clinics retain these patients beyond the pandemic? Dr. David Stern is uniquely qualified to answer this and other urgent care questions. Healthcare IT News interviewed him to get his expert analysis on the state of urgent care, and where IT can help.

How to Leverage Technology in Orthopedic Urgent Care Practices to Increase Patient Referrals

Clearwave Inc

What Is the Difference Between an Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic and a General Urgent Care? . A general urgent care clinic can treat patients with a variety of ailments such as a cold or flu, rash, COVID-19 testing, or even muscle or sports related injuries.

Care can be Costly: Make Sure You're Prepared

Healthcare Highways

Options for Care. Emergency Room Urgent Care Healthcare costs

GTCR Acquires Majority Stake in Experity to Drive On-Demand Care

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Experity , the national leader in on-demand care solutions, today announced a strategic growth investment from GTCR , a private equity firm with significant experience in healthcare technology and services. urgent care market.

Rochester Regional Health Taps TytoCare for On-Demand Virtual Visits

HIT Consultant

The TytoCare devices are being used by Rochester Regional patients for virtual primary, pediatric, and urgent care. Digital Health Telehealth AI eHealth FDA Heart telehealth TytoCare urgent care Virtual Visits Vital

Hint Health Raises $45M To Expand Direct Primary Care (DPC) Network

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Hint Health , a direct primary care (DPC) provider raises $45M led by Banneker Partners and Frist Cressey Ventures , bringing the company’s total funding amount to $60M. Operating System for Direct Care.

Hims & Hers & Carbon Health Partner to Expand Care Options for California Customers

HIT Consultant

state to the Hims & Hers provider network, which enables seamless care for a wide range of conditions. For Carbon Health, the partnership will further enable the healthcare company to provide California patients with a better continuum of comprehensive primary care treatment.

Ease of Access: Applying the “911” Principle Across Healthcare

HIT Consultant

The fastest way to access healthcare in the United States isn’t through a primary care physician or urgent care or orchestrated referrals processes. Through three simple numbers, you are whisked into the healthcare system and receive the care you need at that moment. .

How Health Systems Can Use AI to Optimize Resources and Maximize Patient Satisfaction

HIT Consultant

By applying ML and predictive modeling, health systems are able to create the optimal match between patient and provider in any scenario, from low-acuity urgent care to specialty care. Three Use Cases for Provider-Agnostic Care. Chad Waldman, VP of Engineering at DexCare.

St. Peter’s Health to Deploy Innovaccer Health Cloud for Optimized Care Management

HIT Consultant

Health Cloud’s Data Activation Platform to support its mission of providing exceptional and compassionate care that treats the whole person and improves the health, wellness, and quality of life for the communities it serves. What You Should Know: St.

Connecting the Dots – Building Data Bridges for a Better Healthcare Future

HIT Consultant

For example, a patient may have seen their primary care physician for an annual check-up, as well as been treated for a serious condition in a hospital belonging to that same HCO. Thread 3: Complex Care and the Rise of Advanced Testing. Jen Goldsmith, President Tendo Systems.

Hospital volume recovery on shaky ground amid delta, Kaufman Hall reports

Health Care Dive

Outpatient revenues fell 2% in July from the month prior, suggesting patients might again be delaying non-urgent care due to virus concerns

MemorialCare Taps TytoCare to Offer Virtual Exam Kits for Enhanced Telehealth

HIT Consultant

The partnership will differentiate MemorialCare from other regional health systems, providing new virtual care options for current patients and incentives to attract new ones. Once they have a device, patients can access enhanced video visits 24/7 via MemorialCare’s Virtual Urgent Care.

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Nevada Tech Company Brisk Health Launches Mobile Urgent Care Las. Headlines

First Stop Health Adds Virtual Primary Care as Whole-Person, Digital-First Service

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – First Stop Health adds virtual primary care as a whole-person, digital-first service to address urgent, preventive and chronic care needs for members. were left without care options for routine and long-term issues.

VA vs. private hospitals

Healthcare ECONOMIST

How do efficiently is care provided for patients at Veteran Affairs’ hospitals as compared to private hospitals? Would the VA also have better quality and lower cost for non-urgent care?

Al-Futtaim Partners with TytoCare to Expand Digital Health Services

HIT Consultant

Their recently added healthcare vertical offers trusted and specialized care within a holistic environment across pharmacies as well as 12 outpatient clinics throughout Dubai.

Primary care reimagined: A virtual front door to healthcare

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Many healthcare consumers today are disconnecting from traditional primary care, since the current experience is not meeting consumers' expectations, some industry observers say. When consumers disengage, the promise of traditional primary care cannot be realized.

Quidel Corporation Acquires Ortho Clinical Diagnostics for $6B

HIT Consultant

The combined organization will unite world-class technologies and platforms to benefit customers with expanded access to clinical chemistry, immunoassay, molecular diagnostics, immunohematology, donor screening, and point-of-care diagnostics offerings.

EHR Data Reveals COVID-19 Vaccines Effective in Preventing Hospitalizations, ER Visits

HIT Consultant

– The study, “Effectiveness of COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing Ambulatory and Inpatient Care” analyzes actual data from hospitals around the US and shows that 2-dose COVID-19 vaccinations. – 91 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 emergency department or urgent care visits.

Humana Finds That 20% of Medicare Advantage Expenditures Can Be Addressed Via Home Care Services

Home Health Care

Home care has become a crucial part of care plans for primary care providers (PCPs), according to a new value-based care report conducted by Humana (NYSE: HUM). Specifically, the report said that 20% of its MA expenditures can be addressed via home care services.

14 Ways to Reduce Long Patient Wait Times

Healthcare Success

It is well-established that longer patient wait times negatively impact patient satisfaction , specifically regarding patient confidence (in the provider) and perceived quality of care. With recent advancements in technology and an explosion of non-urgent care options (e.g.,

Virtua Health offers lessons in creating a Digital Transformation Office, Part 2

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The six virtual care programs are as follows. First, Urgent Care Telehealth. " Fourth, Care After COVID, or Long Haulers Program. As a result, staff anticipate realizing higher quality of care outcomes in these two patient populations. [ Click here for Part 1].

Ambetter, Teladoc Partner to Launch Virtual Access Health Plan in 4 States

HIT Consultant

– Ambetter Virtual Access is a new, innovative health plan that will support affordable and convenient access to licensed virtual primary care providers as well as access to specialists, mental health providers and a Care Team to assist with navigating the platform and in-network resources.

MedStar Health Launches Patient Experience Platform Powered by b.well

HIT Consultant

– Using a smartphone, tablet, or any device connected to the internet, patients using the platform through a convenient app or website can schedule appointments with primary care, urgent care, or telehealth providers 24/7.

At Baptist Health, Epic-linked asynchronous telehealth boosts provider and patient experience

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Early last year, Baptist Health, a health system based in Louisville, Kentucky, was taking note of the lessons staff had learned and the data gathered through the first year of the pandemic to reassess the organization's overall virtual care strategy and current digital health tools.

Speed in Healthcare

Healthcare Leadership

Society is on fast-forward and that requires a new foundation of care, access, and tools to meet the evolving needs of populations never anticipated 30 years ago. T2: How does faster healthcare delivery impact access to care across the board? Blog post by Joe Babaian.

For El Camino Hospital, the pandemic was a springboard into broad virtual care

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Deborah Muro, CIO at El Camino Hospital, actually would receive calls from leaders of high-tech companies asking why the hospital had not adopted a tech-enabled care system. "Care delivery options included urgent care, primary care, behavioral health services and chronic care management."

Alpha Medical Lands $24M for Women’s Virtual Primary Care Platform

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Femtech company Alpha Medical, today announced it has raised $24M in Series B funding to expand its market share in women’s virtual primary care. Digital Health Startups Telehealth Femtech Primary Care Virtual Care Virtual Care Platform

The Post-COVID 19 Health Consumer: Ready for DIY Health Care and More Open to Telehealth

Health Populi

The COVID-19 pandemic has re-shaped consumers for work, school, fitness, cooking, and certainly for health care. A chronic care visit, likely for 78% of consumers. Younger Americans prefer retail health settings for vaccines: retail clinics, urgent care sites, or retail pharmacies.

11 Marketing Strategies that Support Personalized Healthcare

Healthcare Success

In this blog post, you’ll learn: What personalized healthcare (PHC) is, Four personalized healthcare marketing strategies, And seven digital marketing strategies for personalized care. Developing a robust plan for follow-up care (e.g., Preventive care reminders.

Teladoc to partner with Amazon on Alexa-enabled virtual visits

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Teladoc Health announced this week that it was partnering with Amazon to launch voice-activated virtual care on Alexa-supported Echo devices. "We are meeting consumers where they are, to continue to deliver value and high-quality care to members," Boyer said.

Bamboo Health Streamlines Care Collaboration for Oak Street Health for Real-Time Patient Event Notifications

HIT Consultant

What You Should Know: – Bamboo Health announced that it has expanded its care coordination partnership with Oak Street Health intended to arm the network of value-based primary care centers (for Medicare) with an additional level of resources for managing real-time patient event notifications.

Experience Design for the Patient Journey


When we fail to deliver a clear, intuitive, and supported journey to our consumers, we send a strong message that, at best, we aren’t paying attention and, at worst, we don’t care. Bryan decides he needs an urgent visit to his doctor. She suggests: “Why don’t you just go to urgent care?”

4 Programmatic Tactics for Healthcare Marketing in 2021 & Beyond

HIT Consultant

For example, with geographic targeting, a marketer can ensure that ads for an urgent care clinic appear when a user within a 5-mile radius of that clinic searches for urgent care services. . Ned Dimitrov, VP of Data Science, StackAdapt.

Why DispatchHealth’s New Leader Wants to Make the Company More Like Starbucks

Home Health Care

Providing quality care to people in need runs in the family for Reza Alavi. His mom and dad instilled lessons in him while they took care of underserved communities, which he is inspired by today as he takes on a new role with DispatchHealth, leading the company’s Advanced Care division. “I