We at Urgent Care America believe strongly in the expanding role of technology in the continuing development of the urgent care sector. The cost effective deployment of technology and the facilitation of intra-market connectivity is more important in urgent care than any other healthcare sector.
Approximately sixteen percent (16%) of the population of the United States relocates to a significantly different service each year. This means that the entire population of the United States relocates every six (6) years. This makes the United States the most mobile nation in the world. This single statistic has been overlooked relative to the reasons for growth and expansion of the urgent care market and the decline in appeal of the "Medical Home" concept that has long since been advocated by our government leaders.
The mobility and portability of patient medical records must as mobile as the patients being served. The decline in primary care physicians being produced by training programs, the increased mobility of the American society, the high costs and inefficient delivery mechanisms in the hospital emergency departments are drivers of increased appeal of urgent care.
Technology plays a significant role in facilitating both the portability of medical records and the need for increased efficiency in the urgent care setting. Additionally, UCA facilitates the connectivity of individually operated and managed urgent care centers so as to be able to move patient medical records easily and to drive efficiency in billing/collections and data analysis.
UCA utilizes only the finest technology platforms and continues to add to its knowledge base in managing their application to urgent care.