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Physicians should perform online searches of themselves, their practices

Physicians should consider searching online for mentions of their practices and themselves to know what patients see when they perform a web search for a new physician or specialist.

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AMA seeks to expand telehealth, reform payment system and prior authorization

During his presidential address at the AMA House of Delegates meeting, Gerald E. Harmon, MD, outlined five actions that he said policymakers must take to better support physicians.

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Cost-Effective Ambulatory Care for Emergency Department Avoidance

Industry perception is that urgent care offers the opportunity for potentially substantial cost savings while also providing safe, effective care for complaints of appropriate acuity. Data supporting...

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Overwhelmed with Patients, a Health System Calls Out for Help from Urgent Care

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA has been so inundated with patients lately that its administrators have taken to local media to urge patients to carefully assess their...

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Special Needs Patients Need Special Considerations—and Some Centers Are Prepared to Provide Them

Patients with special needs may offer particular challenges for urgent care providers and front desk staff. Communication, for example, can be difficult when working with individuals on the autism...

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CRN Recognizes IT Weapons on 2022 Solution Provider 500

IT Weapons, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd, today announced that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named IT Weapons to its 2022 Solution Provider 500 list. CRN...

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HFMA’s Annual Conference: Karen DeSalvo accepts award, talks Google Heath’s business model

Helping patients and consumers lead healthy lives is a massive undertaking that no organization should try to do on its own, Google Health’s Karen DeSalvo, MD, MPH, MSc, said Wednesday at HFMA’s...

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American College of Radiology issues risk mitigation strategies to address contrast media shortage

GE Healthcare was forced to shut a production plant in April because of a COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, China. This plant supplies most of the iodinated contrast media (ICM) used in the United...

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Improving Productivity and Simplifying Patient Eligibility for Imaging Practices

The eligibility and responsibility landscape for imaging practices can be complex and confusing for patients and providers. New automation integrations within the imaging workflow are helping...