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November 2, 2017
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Hard Data on Why Patients Keep Flocking to Urgent Care Centers

Urgent care insiders know our industry continues to grow and evolve, and understand that convenience, cost, and quality of care are what keeps patients coming back. Data from outside the industry diving a bit deeper into the “why” of patient volume has been a bit scarce, however. 

A Harris Poll commissioned by Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania takes a step toward remedying that shortage.

 

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November 2, 2017
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Konica Minolta Supports Fastest Growing Segment of US Healthcare Industry at UCAOA 2017 Fall Conference

Urgent care is one of the fastest growing segments of the healthcare industry, delivering convenient and affordable care options for patients suffering from an acute episode of illness or injury or requiring ongoing primary or specialty care. In support of this industry, Konica Minolta Healthcare will highlight its innovative portfolio of imaging and healthcare information technology solutions at the 2017 Fall Conference of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA).

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October 25, 2017
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Konica Minolta and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan Close Acquisition of Ambry Genetics

Konica Minolta, Inc. (“Konica Minolta”) (TOKYO: 4902) (ISIN: JP3300600008) and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”) announced the close of their joint acquisition of Ambry Genetics Corporation (“Ambry”) on October 19, 2017 (JST). Known as a pioneer and thought leader in genetic testing, Ambry is the first laboratory in the world to offer hereditary cancer panels and clinical exome sequencing. This press release features multimedia.

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October 25, 2017
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Konica Minolta Healthcare Highlights New Digital Radiography Solutions at RSNA 2017

At the 2017 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA 2017), Konica Minolta will demonstrate how the KDR Advanced U-Arm (AU) System can help radiology practices improve workflow and patient satisfaction while providing impressive clinical images to help clinicians make better decisions sooner. Advanced design innovations on the KDR AU optimize workflow, increase staff efficiency and improve outcomes to expedite the diagnostic process and elevate the patient experience.

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September 12, 2017
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More Urgent Care Centers Step Up For Hurricane Harvey Relief

Just days ago, we told you about an urgent care center in Texas opening its doors as a collection center for area residents to drop off relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The even-better news is that more urgent care centers around the country continue to extend themselves to help.

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August 23, 2017
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Implementing CR To DR? Key Points To Keep In Mind

Medicare reduced reimbursement for Film X-rays by 20% in 2017,  Starting January 1st, 2018, Medicare is cutting payments on X-rays taken with CR by 7% to reach a  total of 10% in 2023. The time to move to Digital radiology is now.

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August 23, 2017
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Kontours: Your Source For Practice Growth

Kontours is a collection of the most relevant articles to you related to Radiology, Orthopedics and Practice Management from around the internet, in addition to highlighting innovative approaches to delivering care and practice growth. Kontours is here to help you, our friends and customers, stay informed and up to date with the most relevant news in the industry.

We welcome your comments and ideas to make Kontours more useful and encourage you to share your innovative ideas, success in practice growth and community involvement with your peers. Contact Kontours with your news at STAFF@kontours.net  

 

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August 8, 2017
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How Urgent Care Can Complement Medical Group Services

Consider the six guidelines one system used to execute its plan to improve population health by strategically deploying urgent care facilities Wellmont Health System, with seven hospitals and two medical groups serving a 23-county service area in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, has its work cut out in caring for one of the least-healthy populations in the United States.

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