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Top Ten Diseases Urgent Care Centers are Treating

Posted by Daniel Dreaden on Feb 19, 2020 11:44:57 AM

How Patients are Utilizing this Convenient Form of On-demand Care

By Daniel Dreaden

Urgent care centers continue to be a popular alternative for patients in need of care that fits their busy schedules. The convenience of these clinics—with longer hours and broader availability—is appealing to patients seeking fast, reliable relief to minor injuries and illnesses. 

As providers look to meet these needs by opening new urgent care clinics, it helps to know the top diseases being treated at these facilities. The list of diseases shown in the infographic below provides a helpful starting point for urgent care placement discussions. 

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Tags: site placements, urgent care, urgent care clinics, all-payer claims data, apcd

Taking The Guesswork Out of Practice Site Selection

Posted by Lee Ann Lambdin on Jul 5, 2017 11:54:41 AM

By Lee Ann Lambdin

This post was first published in 2014 on Medical Practice Insider. Click here to see the original post.

When physician practices need to open a new office, they often pick a location based on gut instinct. They could get better results with mapping technology that helps ensure that the site selected is the ideal spot for increasing revenue and market share.

In site selection, there’s a vast amount of information to analyze — and most of it comes in the form of spreadsheets that don’t offer much clarity in the decision-making process. But when all that data gets integrated into Geographic Information System (GIS) software, you can “see” the data in a variety of ways to make smarter choices.

GIS mapping makes it easy to visualize anticipated population growth by zip code, census tracts and even block groups.

Here’s a breakdown of key data visualization tool capabilities.

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Tags: GIS, healthcare mapping, Mapping, site placements

Demographics: Key Considerations When Placing Urgent and Primary Care Clinics

Posted by Morgan Atkins on Oct 3, 2016 6:30:20 PM

By Morgan Atkins

With so much competition for patients among healthcare providers, picking a convenient, attractive spot for your new facility is crucial. As covered in an earlier post, we’ve considered six key factors for the successful placement of a new primary care or urgent care clinic. In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at the sixth consideration on that list: demographics. 

If you’re not targeting the right demographic, all other considerations are essentially irrelevant. To look at it another way, all five of the other considerations are dependent upon demographics. It doesn’t matter how good parking is if the patients you're hoping to attract won’t come to that area. If your proposed clinic doesn’t have any competition, that could be because your competition is right in the heart of your target demographic while your location is outside the viable radius (or perhaps it’s the other way around).

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Tags: Blog, strategic planning, health care, healthcare, hospital location, medical care, medical clinic, medical needs, primary care, primary care clinics, site placements, urgent care, urgent care clinics

6 Considerations for New Urgent and Primary Care Clinics

Posted by Morgan Atkins on Aug 2, 2016 2:46:50 PM

Strategic Planning and Site Placements

Picking the right location is a critical challenge for any hospital or health system looking to grow strategically through a new site placement. Coffee shops provide a simple, yet appropriate, illustration. You have likely seen a hip, new coffee shop that serves great drinks close their doors after six months because it was in the wrong geographic location and couldn’t generate enough business. Perhaps visitors didn’t bother going because it was too far “off the beaten path.” Or there was always a line of cars waiting to turn into the parking lot so everyone who visited ended up frustrated or late to their final destination because of the congestion (and thus, never returned). Either way, you hopefully see the point: whether it’s coffee or medical care, people tend to make purchase decisions based off of location and convenience.

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Tags: Blog, strategic planning, health care, healthcare, hospital location, medical care, medical clinic, medical needs, primary care, primary care clinics, site placements, urgent care, urgent care clinics

Finding Urgent Care Locations

Posted by The Stratasan Team on Aug 1, 2013 9:34:00 AM

We came across a tool (currently in beta as they are growing their database) built by Michael Barber to allow consumers to easily locate Urgent Care locations. It's a straightforward tool with some handy information helping to understanding Urgent Care and when it is appropriate to use them.

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Tags: site placements

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