How To Improve Staff Confidence During A Transition To A New Urgent Care EMR System

Electronic Health Reporter

Switching to a new EMR is never easy and can be a real challenge for urgent care providers. The article How To Improve Staff Confidence During A Transition To A New Urgent Care EMR System appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Christina Boyd DocuTap EMR transition planning transitioning to a new EHR urgent care tchnologyThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

Custom Mobile Apps for Urgent Care: Pros and Cons

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Custom Mobile Apps for Urgent Care: Pros and Cons appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Darya Danikovich mobile apps urgent careThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Darya Danikovich, IT journalist, Softvelopers. As the healthcare industry is strongly focused on efficient workflow, mobile apps are what can help doctors and patients interact on the go.

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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

DocuTAP and Practice Velocity Merge To Form Experity, Continue To Serve Urgent Care

Electronic Health Reporter

Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm focused on growth investing, has merged DocuTAP and Practice Velocity — two major contributors in the on-demand healthcare and urgent care space. The article DocuTAP and Practice Velocity Merge To Form Experity, Continue To Serve Urgent Care appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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

Healthcare It News

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.

Heal’s ‘First-time Patient’ Survey Proves Doctor House Calls Relieve Urgent Care and Emergency Room Inconvenience and Cost

Electronic Health Reporter

Findings from the survey reveal substantial reduction in ER and urgent care overuse and pointed […]. The article Heal’s ‘First-time Patient’ Survey Proves Doctor House Calls Relieve Urgent Care and Emergency Room Inconvenience and Cost appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Heal announced the results of its 2019 first-time patient user survey.

How Technology Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Electronic Health Reporter

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Health IT Startup: DocuTAP

Electronic Health Reporter

DocuTAP crafts on-demand healthcare software and services that make over a thousand urgent care clinics run efficiently. Elevator pitch A better urgent care experience. Editorial DocuTap electronic health record Eric McDonald health IT startup urgent careThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. We design a tablet-based EHR and PM, offer RCM services, and refine patient workflow.

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

Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine

Electronic Health Reporter

Fewer individuals choose to see their primary care physician, and more are turning to quick clinics or urgent care offices for […]. The article Primary Care Practices Utilize the Convenience of Telemedicine appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Faraz Zubairi, CEO, ExamMed.

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.

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.

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.

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

HLTH21: UnitedHealthcare Launches Virtual-First Health Plan, NavigateNOW

HIT Consultant

– Through this new health plan, eligible UnitedHealthcare members will be able to receive various types of care, including wellness, routine, chronic condition management, urgent and behavioral health services, wherever they are. Powered by Optum’s 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.

Walmart Health announces partnership with Epic

Healthcare It News

"The Epic system complements our omnichannel health care offerings – letting customers and healthcare professionals access care and health records to lead to more personalized care," said Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president at Walmart Health and Wellness, in a statement.

Experience Design for the Patient Journey

Perficient

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?”

Rezilient Health Raises $2.5M to Open Virtual Primary Care CloudClinics

HIT Consultant

Louis-based, concierge primary care practice that uses connected digital devices and an advanced video platform to bring doctors remotely to its CloudClinics today announced it has closed its oversubscribed $2.5M CloudClinics: Primary Care, Redefined.

6 Key Healthcare Trends Emerging from the Pandemic

Health Care Success

John is an expert in integrated health systems, health care delivery and value-based care models. Beyond the “usual suspect” service lines such as cardiovascular and orthopedics, one of the biggest trends in healthcare is a renewed focus on primary care.

Humana Executive: Data, Analytics Key to a Home-Focused Health Care System

Home Health Care

Home health operators have been advocating for more care to be delivered in the home for years. In actuality, other health care stakeholders have sought to shift more care into the home as well, but operational hurdles and unavoidable gaps in care made that mission seemingly impossible.

Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast

Health Populi

In the COVID-19 pandemic, health care spending in the U.S. Looking around the future corner, the inflators are expected to be: A COVID-19 “hangover,” leading to increased health care services utilization. Health systems finding ways to provide more care using less resources.

What’s Causing Fewer Primary Care Visits in the US?

Health Populi

Americans who have commercial health insurance (say, through an employer or union) are rarely thought to face barriers to receiving health care — in particular, primary care, that front line provider and on-ramp to the health care system. So what is primary care, anyway?

What COVID-19’s Attack on Healthcare Cybersecurity Taught Us About Its Shortcomings

HIT Consultant

While healthcare facilities are still dedicated to providing the best care to patients impacted by COVID-19, it is imperative that healthcare practices, especially those like skilled nursing facilities, take cybersecurity seriously to prevent data leaks, care disruption, financial setbacks, and more.

Creating a Mental Health Crisis System

Icanotes

Those can include unnecessary law enforcement encounters, a lack of mental health care, substance use disorders, added stress to the individual and their loved ones or added costs to the U.S. Behavioral Health Urgent Care.

Getting Vaccinated Has Mental Health Benefits, Walgreens Finds

Health Populi

Health Populi’s Hot Points: On May 7th, the New York Times published an article titled “Therapy on Aisle 7” about retailers entering the mental health care services market — what the paper cheekily coined as “the new retail therapy.”

5 Ways Telehealth is Transforming the Patient Experience

Twistle

Healthcare providers also embraced all forms of Telehealth to care for patients throughout the pandemic including video visits, secure messaging, remote patient monitoring (RPM), and telephone calls. Reduced Barriers to Care. Enhanced Continuity of Care.

Seeking Comfort and Safety for Being Well: Consumers Turn to Virtual Health Modes

Health Populi

One of the areas that won’t be getting “back to business” soon will be patients’ visits to doctors’ offices, hospitals, and urgent care centers, the report notes, based on a survey conducted among 591 U.S. 54% were keen on text messaging for care.

P3Care Investigates the Importance of Physicians Credentialing Service

p3care

Medical Credentialing Starts with the Moment Clinician Starts Practicing Quality Patient Care. It is the medical care association’s obligation to guarantee a clinician’s certifications, employment phase, and progress through their stay at the hospital.

Healthcare Providers’ Consumer Experience Gaps – Learnings from Kaufman Hall’s 2019 Index

Health Populi

Providers identified the key capability gaps for consumer-centric care as improving the consumer experience, offering a variety of facility-based access points, utilizing digital tools for health engagement, providing price transparency, and offering more virtual access points. Quest or LabCorp), and retail or urgent care (such as CVS/Minute Clinic or Walmart). Most U.S.

3 Perficient Healthcare Projects Awarded for Consumer-Centric Excellence

Perficient

Henry Ford Health System provides patients with easy online access to their patient portal, scheduling, bill pay, and even urgent care wait times.

A New Era of Virtual Care Has Begun, Accenture Finds

Health Populi

Patients embraced virtual care and communications at very high rates in the first months of the pandemic, and want to continue to use telehealth platforms after the pandemic ends. Patients perceived care was at least as good or better than traditional face-to-face encounters, and.

The theme, topics and format for this year's Leaders in Healthcare conference are announced

Leaders in Healthcare

Some of the key questions we will be exploring at both in-person and online will be: How can we build fairer systems to tackle structural inequalities in health care access and outcomes? How can we support the wellbeing and recovery of our health and care workforce post-covid?

Primary Care 2.0 – How Crossover Health is “Re-Bundling” Health Care

Health Populi

bn , much of which went into niche applications like lab testing, medication adherence, and on-demand triage for urgent care. These companies targeting primary care components represent the “unbundling of the family doctor,” as CB Insights recently coined the market trend.

How to Market Your Telehealth Services

Health Care Success

Including tech-enabled delivery in the healthcare mix can reach more patients, enhance the patient experience and the continuum of care. But patients like the greater convenience and providers report gains in office productivity, timeliness and quality care.

Trust My Doctor and Fear the Office: The Telehealth Opportunity in and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Populi

However, as patients continue to be concerned about exposure to COVID-19, 3 in 5 are concerned about being at-risk to the virus in their doctor’s office, according to research from the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) and AMCP , the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

Older People Are Digital Migrants, and Best Buy Health Is Paving the Road for the Journey

Health Populi

Digital connectivity can ameliorate social isolation and anxiety, bolster mental health, and access needed medical care via telehealth channels. Other features in the Lively Flip are: 24 x 7 access to the GreatCall Urgent Response call center.

Virtual Care During the Pandemic: Five Lessons Learned

Accountable Care Doctors

The pandemic has pushed us to innovate farther and faster, with unprecedented reliance on telehealth and virtual care. Recent data shows the majority of Americans have now experienced a telehealth visit and 88 percent of Americans hope to use virtual care beyond the pandemic.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.

Will Vertical Integration Kill the Primary Care Practice?

Health Blawg

The very idea of collapsing four of the five dominant national health care insurance companies into two was therefore a nonstarter. Health insurance, pharmacy and urgent care all under one roof. Meanwhile, many traditional primary care providers are running scared. There are, of course, other approaches available, such as direct primary care. This will have implications for patient choice of provider, and possibly for total cost of care as well.