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Unexpected Viral Illness in an Urgent Care Setting: The Re-Emergence of Mumps, Measles, and Varicella

Urgent message: Urgent care providers often see acute public health emergencies due to easy patient accessibility. It is important to identify communicable disease rapidly to control any risk of a community outbreak. This article will focus on mumps, measles and varicella (chickenpox).

Carmen N. Burrell, DO, Melinda J. Sharon, MPH, and Megan Kessell, BA

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January 3, 2019
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States promise appeal to prevent health care ‘disaster’ after ACA ruled unconstitutional

Leaders from several states vowed appeals to stave off the consequences to health care after a district judge from Texas ruled that when Congress eliminated the penalty for not buying health insurance, the individual mandate was no longer constitutional under Congress' taxation powers, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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December 17, 2018
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Artificial intelligence fueling the need for a digital workforce in healthcare | Healthcare IT News

First movers such as Mount Sinai, Fresenius and Houston Methodist are running AI pilots and enabling employees to work alongside machines.

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January 3, 2019
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‘Tis the season to embrace the positives of health care consumerism

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with people who are important to us and to be grateful for blessings received. However, for many, the meaning of these holidays has turned into consumerism focused on the acquisition of belongings and sharing the joy of newly acquired possessions. Consumerism has become the dominant cultural force of our year-end holidays. It distorts their meaning and diverts the focus of these special times from relationships, religious beliefs and self-reflection.

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December 17, 2018
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Konica Minolta Debuts Product to Bring Motion to X-ray

Konica Minolta Debuts Product to Bring Motion to X-ray 12, 2018 Wayne, N.J.-based Konica Minolta Healthcare has unveiled a product that helps clinicians visualize movement using conventional x-ray. Known as Dynamic Digital Radiography (DDR) or X-ray in Motion, this new modality captures movement in a single exam and allows the clinician to observe the dynamic interaction of anatomical structures, such as soft tissue and bone, with physiological changes over time.

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December 17, 2018
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Healthcare trends to watch in 2019

Business News / Healthcare / Healthcare trends to watch in 2019 Healthcare trends to watch in 2019 Business News | 5 hours ago | Erin Thorburn At one time Andy Jacobs considered entering the police force, but the current vice president at Concentric Healthcare Staffing happily surrendered to his strong and successful acumen and natural talent for sales and staffing.

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January 3, 2019
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Most adolescent patients may be treated nonoperatively for FAI

Most adolescent patients with femoroacetabular impingement may be treated nonoperatively and have significant improvements in outcome scores at the 2-year minimum follow-up, according to recently published results.

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December 7, 2018
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AHN Flagship Sees the Balance Between Urgent Care and the ED Tip

One of Alleghany Health Networks key hospitals saw more patients choose its urgent care centers over its emergency room for the first time ever last year. Saint Vincent Hospital has also seen a steady increase in visits to its primary care offices—again, at the expense of the ED.

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December 7, 2018
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How Patient Consumerism Leads to Financial Security

Every station in the revenue cycle has room for improvement and it's difficult to keep those processes efficient and optimized for maximum recoveries in conditions of continuous change. Whether you're trying to appeal to the healthcare consumer, collect more data from patients, process insurance claims more proficiently, or collect patient revenue, this article identifies the current challenges facing healthcare providers, and then offers several modern solutions to maximize revenue collection with the healthcare consumer in mind.

 

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December 7, 2018
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Orthopedic care in the rural setting means the doctor is in

Access to health care, let alone orthopedic care, may be hard-won in a rural setting where there is a shortage of physicians and limited options for patients in terms of health insurance and transportation to office visits.

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