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Study shows impact of urgent care centers on nonemergent ED usage

Dive Brief: A new study suggests urgent care centers are impacting the use of emergency departments for minor illnesses and injuries, but only in locations with multiple UCCs. The multistate study by the National Bureau of Economic Research compared nonemergent ED use when UCCs were open and closed. The results showed a 1.4% uptick in… Read More »

Organizations struggle in making the transition to care management

As new reimbursement methodologies take hold, healthcare providers and insurers will need to better manage the care of patients, eventually obviating the need for claims management. However, there’s wide disparity between healthcare organizations’ understanding of the importance of total care management for patients and their ability to actually manage care. A just-completed survey by Health… Read More »

Cerner, Claritas to work on integrating NGS into care

Health IT vendor Cerner is working with Claritas Genomis to develop tools and connectivity to integrate genomic testing into healthcare practice. The initiative to advance personalized medicine aims to better integrate results from next generation sequencing (NGS) diagnostic testing into delivering care to patients. The companies say they intend to develop a rapid, scalable laboratory… Read More »