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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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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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November 8, 2018
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Konica Minolta Announces New Tools in Exa® Enterprise Imaging Platform to Increase Clinical Productivity and Enhance Communication

WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. will showcase new features and tools for the Exa Enterprise Imaging platform at RSNA 2018. Exa is a breakthrough solution comprised of multiple modules, including PACS, RIS, Billing and specialty viewers, across a single, shared database that can be used individually or together for a complete Enterprise Imaging experience.

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November 6, 2018
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Artificial Intelligence to be Game Changer in Radiology: Sushant Kinra

Radiology is transforming as a discipline. Artificial Intelligence is gaining a lot of attention and will be a key enabler for this sector. Digital technologies are transforming the way healthcare can be delivered. At Carestream, imaging innovation is an ongoing process, not a goal, says Sushant Kinra, Managing Director, Carestream Health India Private Limited, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).

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November 6, 2018
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As Flu Visits to Urgent Care Start to Climb, FDA Clears a New Treatment

For the first time in two decades, the Food and Drug Administration has approved use of a new drug to treat acute uncomplicated influenza in patients 12 years of age and older who have been symptomatic for ≤48 hours. While that’s great news in the wake of last year’s rough flu season, urgent care providers must be aware of the need for timely diagnosis—and pass that message along to patients. With less than 2 days to treat, starting with the appearance of systems, quick diagnosis is essential.

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November 6, 2018
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Does Your Urgent Care Need a Chaperone Policy?

In today’s world of flying accusations of personal misconduct, having a clearly defined (and followed) chaperone policy helps protect both providers and patients.

 

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November 6, 2018
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Konica Minolta Launches Dedicated Precision Medicine Business in Japan

On October 1, 2018, Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) started the operations of Konica Minolta Precision Medicine Japan, Inc. (KMPMJ). KMPMJ is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta with responsibility for marketing high-end precision medicine tools and diagnostic services in Japan. Precision medicine is medical care that uses genetic and molecular profiling to optimise treatment for specific groups of patients.

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September 30, 2018
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NELSON lung cancer screening study reinforces need for widespread testing

Findings from the NELSON study, presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer, reinforced the believe that the annual screening of older-aged current and former smokers should be conducted more widely. Widespread screening could potentially save up to 65,000 lives in the US each year, according to study authors.

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September 17, 2018
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After-hours imaging interpretations by trainees a potential source of confirmation bias in radiology

Mistakes are more common among after-hours imaging interpretations made by a trainee and then confirmed by a consultant radiologist, according to a new study published in Clinical Radiology. Could confirmation bias be to blame?

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