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3 trends fueling retail clinic expansion

Retail health clinics are a new healthcare delivery trend quickly picking up steam across the country, the  Washington Post  reports

Report: Retail clinics expected to continue rapid growth

The number of retail clinics across the United States is expected to reach 3,000 by next year, according to a new study by the consulting firm Accenture.

5 ways technology can enable accountable care

Leading by example, giving patients better access to their health records and borrowing innovations from other industries are all good strategies to transform healthcare, according to a panel of experts (pictured right) at  FierceHealthIT 's executive breakfast, "Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care," held this morning at the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Orlando, Fla.

Join me in Orlando: Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care

Heading to HIMSS14? I hope you'll join me for FierceHealthIT 's executive breakfast and roundtable discussion on Harnessing Technology and Data to Enable Accountable Care on February 26 in...

Back-end HealthCare.gov issues could make insurers go broke

Accenture's failure to fix the back-end issues on HealthCare.gov by mid-March could send insurers into bankruptcy and jeopardize the whole healthcare industry, according to a procurement document posted on a federal website, The Hill's Healthwatch reported.

Google Glass system proves valuable in operating room

A Google Glass headmounted display system has been successfully demonstrated to help surgeons with a number of clinical applications, including monitoring a patients' vital signs thorughout a...

Scripps study to assess ability of mobile devices to reduce health costs

Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a National Institutes of Health-supported consortium led by Scripps Health, has initiated a clinical study aimed at evaluating whether the integration...

Report: Retail clinics offer relief of primary care physician shortage

Use of retail clinics is still booming across the country, with 5 percent growth in the number of clinics across the country in the last year and as many as 2,800 clinics expected to log 10.8 million patient visits a year by 2014, according to a new report from consulting firm Accenture.

Most U.S. docs use EHRs

Doctors in the U.S. are embracing electronic health records, even if reluctantly, with 93 percent reporting they actively use an EHR system, according to a new report from Accenture.

mHealth Summit 2012: Remote monitoring invaluable for reducing readmissions

Remote monitoring for reducing readmissions was the focus of a panel discussion Tuesday morning at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. The panel included representatives from healthcare organizations who discussed how they are implementing such technologies to make measurable improvements in care and outcomes.