Over 1.8 million emergency room visits related to a diagnosis of eczema took place between 2006 and 2012, costing patients hours of waiting and their insurance providers millions of dollars. What’s more, the trend indicates the number will continue to rise. The question is, why? The likely answer—besides the fact that it takes forever to secure an appointment with a dermatologist—is that too many people are unfamiliar with the full capabilities of their closest urgent care center.
Teleradiology Provider Reports 400% Increase in Radiologist Productivity while Simultaneously Increasing the Number of Studies Read by 250% after Implementing Exa PACS/RIS
By: Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. via GlobeNewswire News Releases 05 AM EST Teleradiology Provider Reports 400% Increase in Radiologist Productivity while Simultaneously Increasing the Number of Studies Read by 250% after Implementing Exa PACS/RIS WAYNE, N.J., March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nine months after the implementation of Exa PACS from Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., Radiology Imaging Solutions, a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based teleradiology provider and one of the state’s largest radiology imaging suppliers, has significantly increased volume and productivity, generating a significant return on its healthcare IT investment. The company has doubled the number of imaging ...
Illinois Bone & Joint Institute has a cost-efficient recipe, one that's helped the physicians group snag national attention. It involves analyzing lots of data to predict who will do well and who won't after surgery, then zeroing in on potential problem patients to prevent a poor outcome.
Urgent care is well established as an appropriate destination for many patients whose symptoms are not being limb- or life-threatening. When a truly emergent case presents, however, we need to provide immediate care and assess whether the patient can receive optimal care on site or needs transfer to higher-acuity setting.
The AMA released three new trend reports demonstrating the high frequency and cost burden of medical liability claims.
New Appropriateness Criteria (AC) patient summaries from the American College of Radiology 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. The first examples of what may be a first-of-its kind series of summaries created by patients for patients in everyday language are now published online in Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) .
Influenza tends to get all the headlines at this time of year, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only seasonal complaint patients are likely to present with at urgent care centers. Frigid temperatures and icy roadways and sidewalks are sending many patients to healthcare providers in multiple settings.
Pardee UNC Health Care in North Carolina and WVU Medicine in West Virginia are among the hospitals and systems advising area residents to make full use of local urgent care centers as flu cases mount, slamming emergency rooms with more visitors than they can handle efficiently. Pardee is pleading with area residents who have flu-like symptoms—or any non–life-threatening complaint—to stay away from the ED and instead visit one of its urgent care facilities.
The holidays are gone, but winter is far from over. With the colder temperatures that bring snow and ice, comes an increased risk for orthopedic injuries in your patient population. Use this time of year as an opportunity to build trust you’re your referral partners and educate patients on safety techniques to reduce and prevent winter-related injuries.