UCAccess October 22, 2015
Share |



October 22, 2015

| UCAOA News| Practice Management| Clinical News| Meetings & Education| Idea of the Week|
| Industry News| UCAccess Top Articles|







Win patient visits


Increase patient satisfaction 5-10%. Grow your practice through patient loyalty and referrals with Calibrater Health.


Be Ready with ReadySplints!

ReadySplints allow the perfect application of a professional fiberglass splint, anytime, anyplace, anywhere, by anyone!





UCAOA NEWS

UCAccess service provider change
UCAOA

In order to provide an improved eNewsletter that showcases timely UCAOA content and industry stories, UCAOA will be partnering with a new service provider. You will continue to receive UCAccess weekly; however, it will no longer be delivered by MultiView/MultiBriefs after Oct. 22, 2015. Beginning Oct. 29, 2015, UCAOA and Information, Inc. will be working together to deliver pertinent, timely and topical urgent care news to your inboxes. Delivery of UCAccess will be uninterrupted and your subscription will carry over seamlessly. Please be sure to add UCAOA@infoinc.com to your safe senders list. To learn more about Information, Inc., please click here. If you have any questions about UCAccess, please feel free to contact UCAOA Marketing Director Amanda Mannina at amannina@ucaoa.org. If you are interested in UCAccess advertising opportunities, click here.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



Brief survey: Cold spray
UCAOA
Cold spray such as ethyl chloride can make a patient's experience more comfortable by reducing pain and anxiety. Please take part in this 2-question survey to let us know whether your urgent care center uses cold spray for patient care.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

How to be calm under pressure
LinkedIn
Most of us have experienced that sickening moment when you realize you've made a serious mistake. Perhaps it was a typo that threw off a financial forecast, or maybe you forgot to reserve a venue for an important meeting that's scheduled for the following day. The details are different for everybody, but at some point, we've all felt that rising tide of dread and panic. Mistakes and pressure are inevitable; the secret to getting past them is to stay calm. Staying composed, focused, and effective under pressure are all about your mentality. People who successfully manage crises are able to channel their emotions into producing the behavior that they want. In other words, they turn their anxiety into energy and excitement.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
M&A Bolts From Gate in 2015

If you were expecting a lull in urgent care M&A after a 2014 that notched 51 deals, think again.

The sector shows no signs of slowing down. If you dig behind the numbers, there are lessons to be learned on valuation, strategy, process, and more.

Our just released edition: UC marketWatch Summer2015

CLINICAL NEWS

The doctor-parent disconnect: Why are antibiotics overprescribed for kids?
Livescience
When children are prescribed antibiotics that they don't need, doctors often point to pressure from parents, saying that they demand the drugs for their kids. But a new study suggests that this may not be the case with parents whose kids are sick. Researchers interviewed more than 100 parents in Pennsylvania who took their children to the doctor for symptoms of a respiratory infection, like a cough or cold. Before the parents met with the doctor, the researchers asked them about their view of antibiotics and whether they planned to ask for the drugs, to which, none of the parents said they had planned to ask the doctor for antibiotics at the visit.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE

PRODUCT SHOWCASES




Making customers wait in line means you lose business. Proper queue management keeps customers happy and turns them into fans.

Our patented technology allows your customers to join virtual lines and make appointments from waiting areas, their mobile phones, tablets, or your website.


Strip-X™ Fly Line Cleaner

Strip-X is a new, yet familiar product. Strip-X will straighten your leader and tippets as well as clean and straighten your fly line. What makes this possible is the additional felt layers on the inside. More info


Strip-X™ Fly Line Cleaner

Strip-X is a new, yet familiar product. Strip-X will straighten your leader and tippets as well as clean and straighten your fly line. What makes this possible is the additional felt layers on the inside. More info

Food allergy prevention: Should we give infants peanuts?
Medical News Today
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children have increased by about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. There is no clear answer as to why this is, but as a result of this dramatic increase, the focus has shifted from treatment to prevention. Now, a new review presents the latest evidence on how to prevent food allergies in children.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MEETINGS & EDUCATION

Online DOT training course
UCAOA
Has your urgent care center added new staff or do your current providers need DOT exam training? UCAOA and Concentra Health Services, Inc. have teamed up to offer an online, 12-hour Certified Medical Examiner Training course that will satisfy the requirements to sit for the National Certified Medical Examiner test. The online course is self-paced, allowing you to have access to the learning portal for up to two years. UCAOA members receive $50 off the list price of $350. Click here to learn more or to purchase.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


VisualDx: What's the Diagnosis?
[VisualDx]
A 34-year-old woman was brought to urgent care by her husband. She had a widespread dusky red rash that was beginning to blister. During her intake, the nurse noted the patient had recently been prescribed trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for a urinary tract infection. When the doctor put pressure on a lesion, he observed Nikolsky’s sign. The patient also complained of mouth pain and a sore throat, and the doctor could observe lesions forming on her mucosal lip. Use the VisualDx differential builder to make a diagnosis! For the quiz answer, visit: visualdx.com/ucqz/09
Promoted by [VisualDx]
Share this article:
READ MORE


2016 Call for Presenters opens Oct. 26
UCAOA
New this year, UCAOA will hold its Call for Presenters for all 2016 educational events: Spring Convention (April 17-20, Orlando), Fall Conference (Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Nashville), and the new Regional Conference (July14-15, Philadelphia). If you're a subject matter expert in urgent care medicine and/or practice management, this is your opportunity to showcase your original, educational material. The Call for Presenters will open on Monday, Oct. 26 and close on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Be on the lookout for your email notification, and if you have any questions, please contact education@ucaoa.org.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



IDEA OF THE WEEK

Online diagnosis
UCAOA
Telemedicine is on the rise, but your urgent care center may not be interested or ready to add this service to your center offerings. Fairview clinics, located throughout Minnesota, offer its patients an online diagnosis and treatment called Zipnosis. For a fee of $25, a patient can jump online for an easy diagnosis of minor health conditions. After completing a 5-minute survey, a clinician will respond to the patient within an hour between 7am – 11pm.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


INDUSTRY NEWS

Legislation Introduced to 'improve' health IT systems
By Scott E. Rupp
Senators Bill Cassidy and Sheldon Whitehouse have introduced bipartisan legislation to "strengthen accountability and improve transparency" in health information technology systems. The Transparent Ratings on Usability and Security to Transform Information Technology (TRUST IT) Act of 2015 is written with the intention of making health IT systems accountable for their performance in three key areas: security, usability and interoperability.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Additional Resource: Watch a video presentation given by Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, during the UCAOA 2015 Fall Conference held in New Orleans from Sept. 24 to 26, 2015. Senator Cassidy's address was played to a crowded room of urgent care professionals during a lunch and learn entitled "Regulatory Trends — What They Mean for the Future of Urgent Care." Read more coverage on the 2015 Fall Conference.

FEATURED COMPANIES
Urgent Care accreditation "EP" style
Celebrating our 20th year promoting healthcare excellence through low-cost process simplification, The Compliance Team is a certified woman-owned, Medicare-deemed (Part A-Rural Health Clinics and Part B DMEPOS) accreditation organization offering industry leading Exemplary Provider® (EP) accreditation.
QLess for Healthcare

Take the wait out of the waiting room

QLess holds the answer to the challenge of managing patient flow.
MORE

CareFirst offers $3 million for telemedicine initiatives
Washington Business Journal
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield will award $3 million to nonprofits or government organizations to develop new programs using telemedicine to improve healthcare access in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and D.C. A recent National Business Group on Health survey found that three-quarters of large employers intend to offer health benefits that include telemedicine next year, up from about half this year.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis
VisualDx: An award-winning, web-based clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety at the point of care.

The healthcare provider you need to know
The Weekly Challenger
In the past, your physician was probably the only provider you saw regularly, but as healthcare delivery has evolved, newer types of providers are taking on important roles in healthcare teams, which are delivering higher quality and more efficient care. Team-based medicine is the next generation of healthcare delivery and one of the professions at the forefront of this trend is physician assistants or PAs.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


  

Walk-in clinics tap market for quick, convenient service
The Boston Globe
Urgent care centers have quickly become the first choice for many Greater Boston residents, leading to a recent wave of free-standing urgent care facilities opening up throughout the region. The concept of urgent care in Massachusetts is not new, but the proliferation of facilities is and one factor driving the growth is patient convenience.
Share this article: Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE



TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

Credit card pre-authorization: A cure for patient collection woes
Influenza facts
Make your signage count
Why there are so many urgent care clinics everywhere
ACP issues recommendations for retails clinics




Urgent Care Access

Amanda Mannina, UCAOA Director of Marketing & Managing Editor, 331.472.3743
For further information about UCAOA, please contact:
Urgent Care Association of America
387 Shuman Blvd, Suite 235W
Naperville, Illinois 60563
T: 877-698-2262 | E: info@ucaoa.org

 








Membership Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal