1-Hour Recorded Webinar: March 24, 2016
Gaining Community Acceptance of Urgent Care: Connecting With Providers, Hospitals, Patients, and Employers
No urgent care center is an “island.” Rather, urgent care is positioned as a “front door” to a community’s interconnected health resources receiving referrals from primary care and lower acuity facilities and in turn providing patients with ready access to diagnostics, specialists, and hospital services. Health care functions most efficiently when there is coordination across the spectrum of patient needs. In this webinar, Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc, details how an urgent care center can benefit from building relationships with primary care, retail health clinics, employers, and consumers. He also describes the value of positive patient experiences in differentiating urgent care centers and contrasts the model of hospital urgent care based on downstream referrals from that based on accountable care. Urgent care operators can benefit from higher volumes, better quality of care, improved medical outcomes, and increased patient satisfaction.
Presenter: Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc
Alan A. Ayers, MBA, MAcc, is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Practice Velocity. He has over 10 years' experience in strategic planning, business development, clinical operations, sales/marketing, and customer service for urgent care, occupational medicine, and primary care facilities of all sizes. A prolific and award-winning writer, Ayers is practice management editor for The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine (JUCM). In 2014, Ayers was recognized by the McGuireWoods law firm as one of the nation's 15 Urgent Care Thought Leaders as well as by the Ambulatory M&A Advisor as one of Urgent Care's Top 15 Influencers.
The Urgent Care Association of America designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Urgent Care Association of America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Urgent Care Management Certificate
Earn 1 UCMC credit in Marketing by attending this webinar.