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Positioning Urgent Care Practices for Successful Hospital Affiliations

How does a practice differentiate itself - make it attractive to a hospital system - and become affiliated with them?

Hospital systems and provider organizations have taken notice of the 8,000+ urgent care clinics in the United States. Many have created partnerships and affiliate relationships to fill a critical gap in their healthcare ecosystems, demonstrating a unique and distinct predisposition to buy versus build. The answer can be found by looking at each of the deals in this business analysis to understand the dynamics that are driving decision-making on the part of the hospital system and provider organization

An Urgent Care Physician’s Perspective: What does surge mean for Urgent Care?

When physicians sketch their vision of running an urgent care clinic, they may think that having a crowded waiting room would be a “good problem to have.” But when that reality hits – and the crowded waiting room gets even more crowded, it is imperative to have a surge plan in place, so that patients, physicians and staff know how to recognize a surge situation, and know what to do to avoid negatively impacting patient care or clinicians themselves. Surge goes beyond simple supply-and-demand; it is a serious and complex phenomenon. While it is most often associated with Emergency Departments, surge can happen in urgent care environments as well.

Thinking of Starting an Urgent Care?

Just what makes a successful urgent care practice? See how the numbers add up…

Dr. Lawrence Earl, a leading expert on urgent care management and a highly regarded mentor in this fast-growing field, has gathered some facts and figures to help guide physicians who are considering opening an urgent care center. It’s imperative to think beyond the medical opportunity. While starting an urgent care center gives the practicing physician a chance to provide care in a specialized setting, and fill a gap in the market – it’s also important to fully understand the economics of this major undertaking. Just as any retail operator knows, branding, location, staffing and the portfolio of products and services offered must add up to a successful formula in order to meet customer needs.

Summer: Sun, Fun and …. Urgent Care!

The time-honored traditions of summer – vacations, backyard barbecues, pool parties, visits to the beach and lots of time outside – can easily lead to unforeseen medical situations, many serious enough to require urgent attention.

Starting an Urgent Care Center: The Team Advantage

One of the first questions a physician asks himself (or herself) when considering opening an Urgent Care center, is whether they should embark on this journey alone, or as part of a team. Go it alone? Franchise? Partner? We’ll leave the franchise discussion for another time, and focus on the pros of working with a group of like-minded physicians and/or business partners.

Edaris Health Partners with athenahealth’s ”More Disruption Please” Program to Offer Urgent Care Clinical Documentation Tool

 (Waltham, MA) –Wednsday, April 5, 2017- Edaris Health, a leading provider of cloud-enabled SaaS services for healthcare, today announced a partnership with athenahealth, Inc. through athenahealth’s “More Disruption Please” (MDP) program, making Edaris Health’s UrgiChart  EHR and Clinical Solution part of the athenahealth® Marketplace. This new integrated application offers athenahealth’s growing network of nearly 88,000 healthcare providers a complete, yet intuitive, clinical documentation tool for Urgent Care clinicians looking to deploy a best-in-breed solution for their practice.

Edaris Health’s Destinee Mack Featured on MicroMD

Edaris Health’s own Destinee Mack was recently featured as an author for MicroMD. On their Healthcare Blog, she wrote an article about how best to start an urgent care center. Destinee is the Director for Business Development here at Edaris Health, and has 15 years of experience with healthcare enterprise implementation, product management and sales of healthcare information systems. Below is an excerpt from her post:

Edaris Health is Announced

Edaris Health is a preeminent electronic clinical documentation, display and decision support software and services company that provides SaaS-based solutions to Urgent Care facilities and Emergency Departments. Edaris Health’s sophisticated display and analytics platform transforms disparate clinical data from Urgent Care Centers and associated continuum of care health networks into critical, timely and actionable information allowing health care providers and their leadership to make better informed and effective decisions on the clinical management of their patients.

The products and services of Edaris change the way both patients access and providers deliver health care by leveraging the power of technology to streamline operations while maximizing the delivery of timely, high quality care.