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ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours: CDC

Emergency room (ER) visits reached a record high of more than 136 million in 2011, compared with just under 130 million in 2010, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the percentage … finish reading ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours: CDC

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Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

A new program offers patients direct in-home virtual access to a physician who can see and talk to them prior to admitting them to a hospital. The year-long pilot program, Allegheny Health Network’s Pre-hospital Telemedicine Program for use in the … finish reading Allegheny Health Network Launches State’s First EMS Pre-Hospital Telemedicine Program

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1 in 4 Medicare Beneficiaries Returns to ER after Nursing Home Discharge

A high percentage of Medicare patients who are discharged from nursing homes are returning to the hospital or emergency rooms (ER) within 30 days, according to a study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. … finish reading 1 in 4 Medicare Beneficiaries Returns to ER after Nursing Home Discharge

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Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

Call me, maybe? That could be the new refrain from recently discharged ED patients to their emergency physicians, says a new survey published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. According to the results of patient satisfaction surveys completed by more … finish reading Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

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Home Visits Curb Avoidable ER Use

Treating the emergency room as your primary care provider? If you’re a UPMC Health Plan member, you can expect a home visit from the health plan’s community teams of nurses and social workers. Community teams visit these members at home … finish reading Home Visits Curb Avoidable ER Use

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Cigna’s Growing ACO Program Improves Health Outcomes, Lower Costs

Cigna is on track to reach its goal of 100 initiatives for 1 million customers by the end of 2014, Cigna officials report. With the expansion of its collaborative ACO program through nine new initiatives with physician groups in seven … finish reading Cigna’s Growing ACO Program Improves Health Outcomes, Lower Costs

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