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Urgent Care Managers, it's time to take charge of your career!
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UCAOA's Urgent Care Management Certificate program is designed to improve and recognize your proficiency in the core competencies of Center Management. Completing the UCMC Program will help provide the confidence to lead your Urgent Care Center to the next level of excellence. Because of the emphasis on practical knowledge, the UCMC Program is first, an educational program, and second, a certificate program.

Please join us in congratulating our four recent certificate recipients:
  • Carlene Cox — Manager, Genesis Healthcare
  • Julie Govic — Manager, WVU Urgent Care
  • Shafik Dawood
  • Angela Pennington — Medical Assistant, Avon Urgent Care
Forty-three of your fellow urgent care management professionals are currently working towards their certificate. Join them! Get started today by completing the application.

Certified Urgent Care turns 3!
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The Certified Urgent Care program is celebrating its third anniversary on June 30! This is a significant milestone for UCAOA and all of our certified centers as more and more payors and patients are taking notice of the designation. The program was created in 2009 to answer "what defines an urgent care center?" On June 30, 2009, the first cohort was awarded the certified designation after meeting all of the required criteria. Since then, the program has grown to almost 500 Certified Centers nationwide.

Click here for more information about how to become a Certified Urgent Care Center!


UCAOA announces 4th fellowship program in Urgent Care Medicine
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We are pleased to announce the approval of a 4th fellowship training program! The 12-month fellowship was developed by Staten Island Physician Practice in collaboration with JFK Family Medicine Residency and will be offered to graduates of family medicine residency programs.

The program starts Aug. 1.

Click here for more information.


Expert Blog: I've Been Robbed!: The Injustice of Bad Customer Service
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New Expert Blogs are featured on the homepage of UConnect. Posts are short and thought-provoking. This installment is authored by Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc.

The latest Expert Blog post addresses the sense of injustice patients feel when their expectations for a welcoming, skillful, respectful experience are not met by an urgent care provider. To "settle the score," often the patient's only remedy is to tell others including friends, family members and countless "masses" on social media websites. Click here to read "I've Been Robbed!" by Alan Ayers.

If you're a member of UCAOA and haven't checked out UConnect, what are you waiting for? There's no excuse for missing out, the site is part of your member benefits and logging in is easy. Take a look!


Now Online in JUCM
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A new urgent care Images Challenge case is now available only online in JUCM. Review the case of a 3-year-old boy with a blow to his leg and view the images taken. Consider what your diagnosis would be, then check the case resolution to see if you were right. To take the Images Challenge, click here.

The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine supports the evolution of urgent care medicine by creating content that addresses the clinical practice of urgent care medicine and the practice management challenges of keeping pace with an ever-changing healthcare marketplace. Are you an urgent care provider who would like to write for our journal? Send an email to editor@jucm.com for information on our author guidelines.

Industry News

Can patient photos in EHRs help cut medical errors?
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Putting children's photos in their electronic hospital charts could help reduce one type of medical error, a new study suggests. Policymakers have been pushing hospitals and doctors to replace old-fashioned paper records, but e-records have not eliminated human error. One Colorado hospital helped reduce its errors by changing its computer system so that each order for a test or treatment triggered a verification screen which included a photo of the child in question. More

Emergency room doctor bets on the future of urgent care
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Just a year after opening his first urgent care center in West Hartford, Conn., a veteran emergency department physician is preparing to open two more locations. Dr. Michael Gutman founded his company, New England Urgent Care, in an attempt to get in on a business that he sees as the future of non-emergency healthcare. More

Are you ready for an ACO?
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It seems like each week brings yet another announcement about some combination of physicians, hospitals and even health plans that are forming collaborations or partnerships, and calling them accountable care organizations. Aside from the healthcare reform legislation, among the factors driving interest in ACOs is industrywide acceptance that the current system is simply unsustainable. More

Doctors quick to adopt tablets into practice
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Physician adoption of tablet computers has grown rapidly, according to Manhattan Research's "Taking the Pulse U.S. 2012" survey of 3,015 physicians in 25 specialties. The survey, conducted in the first three months of 2012, found that 62 percent of physicians owned a tablet computer, up from 27 percent in 2011, the first full year after the introduction of the iPad. More

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