Trending to Urgent Care
The U.S. Healthcare system is suffering from needless duplication of services and lacking access to timely primary care. Recent trends demonstrate that patients can and do access urgent care centers in great numbers and would do so even more if it were further refined.
Evaluating the needs of the urgent care business begins with an assessment of what the patients want and what the medical providers need in order to reform the current model that exist in the United States.
The opportunities can be divided into a simple definition of needs by the major categories of customers ("the 3 P's") that affect the delivery model:
- Patients: Need Quality, Access, cost effectiveness and convenience.
- Physicians: Need efficiency, name recognition, connectivity, coordinated business support
- Payers: Need Quality, cost effectiveness, administrative convenience
In recognition of what patients, physicians and payers all need, UCA has defined a strategy of offering services that each needs and focusing those services on the most prolific primary care delivery mechanism in recent years... Urgent Care.
The UCA Difference
By creating a focus on refining the urgent care sector of the United States healthcare system and by making it a national and not a local or regional initiative, UCA distinguishes itself from any other network, group or integrated delivery system in the United States.
UCA is further distinguished from the rest because it is made up of independent operators/owners of centers and groups of centers rather than attempting to spend valuable resources acquiring assets to do the same thing. By executing in this manner, UCA facilitates the growth of an existing asset portfolio that can be shared with entrepreneurial physicians while simultaneously vesting them in the global objective. It is this strategy that allows UCA to proliferate at a much faster pace than any other urgent care network organization.
UCA management has identified 8,800 established urgent care centers currently under ownership and management of independent and local networks. Of these centers, we estimate that approximately 3,500 thereof are true urgent care centers; meaning, that they have the required amount of hours and levels of service that meet an urgent care threshold. These centers could benefit significantly through affiliation with UCA while maintaining existing ownership.
UCA offers a proven operating platform that assures established and newly developed urgent care centers of a greater chance for success.