Posted by: Julie LaVille Hamlet, Katila Howard (Summer Associate) JUNE 2015 – According to the National Rural Health Association, approximately 50 hospitals in the rural United States have closed since 2010. The number of annual closures is growing. Congressional healthcare budget cuts and policy changes significantly affect rural […]
By Paul Cerrato, MA, Medscape March 04, 2015 More Responsibility for Primary Care As if primary care physicians (PCPs) didn’t already feel overloaded with responsibilities ranging into increasingly more areas, another head of pressure for them is gaining steam. That’s the growing focus on PCPs to help lower patient readmissions […]
CMT Spotlight On Concierge Care and Executive Health Programs This Month (Feb. 2015): The UCLA Comprehensive Health Program (CHP) By UCLA Comprehensive Health Program World class Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the leading hospital in the western United […]
By Clark Howard, Author FEBRUARY 25, 2015 – Some hospitals are offering emergency room reservations to cut down on the time you spend waiting to see the doctor. It sounds appealing, but it could cost you. WATCH VIDEO … | LEARN MORE … SOURCE: http://www.clarkhoward.com/videos/clark-howard/health-health-care/emergency-room-reservations-avialable/vDDZGN/
By Jay Hancock, NPR February 26, 2015 9:10 AM ET – Buying health care in America is like shopping blindfolded at Macy’s and getting the bill months after you leave the store, Princeton economist Uwe Reinhardt likes to say. But an online tool that went live Wednesday is […]
There are several ways that hospitals and health systems can task a subset of their PCPs with providing on-demand access. For example, North Shore Medical Group (part of Partners HealthCare) collaborates with MDVIP to offer patients a personalized concierge option. And Sentara Healthcare partners with MDLIVE to bring real-time e-visit capabilities to the system. In each case, a select number of physicians staff the programs.
8:00 AM on January 12, 2015 by Rob Lazerow Think of all the new things we are currently asking PCPs to do: Become a medical home. Manage high-risk patients differently. Offer on-demand access. Conduct e-visits. Is it realistic for a PCP to do all of this at once—let […]
Our research team is seeing two more profound applications of “retail” in health care—the emergence of a new retail insurance market and growth of retail shopping for care. For hospitals and health systems, these versions of retail prove much more disruptive than the clinic variety. 2:35 PM on […]
On Thursday, Feb. 19 Advance ER is hosting an open house from 2-8 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening of their new 24 hour emergency room in Dallas. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 – Advance ER is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new 24 […]
David Robinson, Reporter- Albany Business Review FEBRUARY 9, 2015 – The urgent care boom is heading toward a goal of reducing health care spending annually by $4.4 billion, according to a new report on the shift away from traditional emergency rooms. Urgent care centers have gained traction as […]
SPECIAL REPORT: UHF, overview of Convenient Care, nationally … examines the distribution of these providers in New York State.
By Author/Editor: Ji Eun Chang, Suzanne C. Brundage, Gregory C. Burke, and Dave A. Chokshi 02.05.2015 – Urgent care centers and retail clinics—collectively known as “convenient care”—are a major market-driven development in ambulatory care, presenting both potential benefits and risks for the health care system. This Fund report presents an […]