Content about Emergency department

March 8, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

January 28, 2013

Shifting patients away from hospital emergency rooms and into retail-based and urgent care walk-in clinics can significantly lower healthcare costs, improve access to care and reduce the impact of such chronic diseases as diabetes and hyperlipidemia, two health benefits experts asserted in a recent online presentation.

October 3, 2012

Independence Blue Cross announced that it has expanded members' access to care by adding coverage for treatment at urgent care centers and retail clinics, and also has developed a new Web tool to help members locate these facilities.

August 1, 2012

Massachusetts lawmakers passed a massive healthcare bill that seeks to control healthcare costs and expands the services of limited-service clinics to allow for anything within the scope of practice for a nurse practitioner.

April 26, 2012

Patients with a rare, life-threatening genetic immune system disorder can receive treatment for sudden episodes more quickly and cost-effectively at home than if they go to the emergency room, according to a Walgreens Infusion Services study being presented Wednesday at the National Home Infusion Association Annual Conference and Exposition here.

June 23, 2011

Locating retail health clinics and urgent care centers just got easier for patients seeking nonemergency care when their regular doctors are not available, thanks to an emergency room program and education campaign that incorporates Google Maps launched by WellPoint's affiliated health plans.

September 12, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, built its retail-based clinics around a...

September 6, 2010

Millions of patients with such acute ailments as fevers and coughs turn to the emergency...

July 20, 2010

Looking to help inform consumers on how to best access emergency room alternatives and receive...

June 6, 2010

Establishing more retail-based clinics—and investing in such allied professionals as nurse practitioners—could be key to...

May 20, 2010

Emergency room visits have been -- and continue to be -- on the rise, and...

May 17, 2010

Meeting patients' needs and providing access to care may be as simple as expanding retail...

May 13, 2010

Retail clinics. Save. Money. Without regard to who’s footing the bill exactly — healthcare payer...

May 9, 2010

Allergy sufferers can save money and receive quality, convenient care by skipping the emergency room...

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