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March 28, 2018
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ACR Expands First-of-Its-Kind Patient-Friendly Appropriateness Criteria Summary Resource

The collection of summaries helps patients better understand which imaging tests may be best for their condition.

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March 5, 2018
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3 Things Healthcare Marketers Should Know About Imaging

As healthcare shifts to patient-centered care, healthcare marketers must understand the importance of improving patient experience and maximizing outcomes.

 

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January 17, 2018
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New ACR Appropriateness Criteria Patient Summaries May Be First-of-Its-Kind Step to More Patient-Centered Care

New Appropriateness Criteria (AC) Patient Summaries can help patients better understand which imaging tests may be best for their condition or why they may not need an imaging exam at all.

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January 31, 2018
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Patient satisfaction surveys are worthless. Here’s why.

For several years, Medicare has tied hospital reimbursement to its definition of quality of care. Poorly performing hospitals can be penalized as much as 2% of their Medicare payments. As part of Medicare’s assessment of quality, surveys are used to measure patient experience and satisfaction.

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December 14, 2017
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What HIPAA Is and What It’s Not

Urgent message: While many people perceive HIPAA as a law governing patient privacy, protection and standards for personal health information is only one aspect of this law, which was originally intended to regulate health insurance.

Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Practice Velocity, LLC and is Practice Management Editor of The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine.

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December 14, 2017
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More Hospitals Seek Help in Expanding Urgent Care Offerings

As many healthcare systems continue to break ground on their own urgent care facilities and others scan the horizon for operations ripe for acquisition, a third option is starting to pick up steam: Some hospitals are contracting with third parties to run their urgent care business in the hope of ensuring their in-house “startups” are operated by industry veterans.

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November 14, 2017
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Two Key Issues Keeping Radiologists Up at Night in 2017

Along with determining how to be successful when transitioning to new, value-based models, radiologists must look for new ways to better engage their health systems in order to further improve patient outcomes while decreasing cost. 1. How Do I Lower the Risk of Potential Reimbursement Cuts With MIPS?

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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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Ambry Genetics
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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