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The Future of Innovative Collaborations in Healthcare

Today’s healthcare models are hardly recognizable from the 1960s. In this environment of shifting healthcare structures, we know one thing is stronger than ever: Patients have become accustomed to getting what they want when they want it, and they want to pay less and get more.

Fortunately, there are some intriguing collaborations on the horizon that could make things less complicated, more convenient and less expensive.

“Regardless of the exact nature of the collaboration,

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Ready to Fix the U.S. Healthcare System?

If a man who has made $2 million a day for every day of his life can’t fix the troublesome healthcare system, who can?

Maybe someone who predicted the revolution in healthcare years ago.

An orthopedic surgeon with years of experience observing what was coming over the healthcare horizon, Dr. Alejandro Badia, Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW, recognized that the increasing healthcare costs and dysfunction in the system could be solved through the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the corporate world.

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Top Challenges Urgent Care Centers Face in 2018

There are a number of exciting things happening in the world of urgent care: more geographic diversity means better access for patients, an increased trust in urgent care facilities, etc. However, whether it’s a person or a business, there are usually growing pains that accompany the process of expansion.

In this Q&A, Dr. Alejandro Badia, the founder of OrthoNOW, sheds light on the critical challenges faced by urgent care centers in 2018.

Q: Why do we need urgent care centers?

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Alexa, are you listening?

By: Christine Dura

The future of healthcare is here. Does it look like R2-D2 in scrubs? Maybe not, but we are moving in that direction. And that future is ripe with medical business opportunities.

Technology is a guilty pleasure for some, a necessity for pretty much all. The newness, the “spark” that occurs when we use something novel and “shiny,” is linked to the spread of automation into new areas. Orthopedics is no exception.

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Leveraging Mobile Apps in the Urgent Care Sector

By: Christine Dura

Patient engagement technology should be top of mind in a social media world

The recent announcement of corporate giants, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase forming an independent healthcare company to address the needs of their U.S. employees has promised “technology solutions” would be the initial focus of the new company. Healthcaredive.com is speculating that “the new company is also likely to look at capitalizing on a growing trend in healthcare — moving to more retail locations. 

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Have You Met Healthcare’s New Boss?

By: Christine Dura

With a complicated and inefficient healthcare system, consumers are taking control — and they aren’t afraid to go to non-traditional healthcare models for treatment.

The U.S. healthcare system has been slow to accept that the consumer is now Boss. That was the finding of a survey conducted by Strategy& back in 2014. “The research paints a clear picture of a population displeased with its overall healthcare experience — and with rising expectations for transparency,

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3 Things You Should Know About Owning a Medical Franchise

By: Christine Dura

After years of training to be a doctor – through undergrad, medical school, residency, and landing the first job – are you fed-up with working for someone else? Opening a medical franchise is a great option if you’re interested in owning your own clinic.

A medical franchise provides numerous benefits that make it easier for you to be in control of your clinic. But before you put down your first payment,

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How Urgent Care Franchising Boomed and Created New Healthcare Business Opportunities

By: Christine Dura

Urgent care clinics first appeared in the 1970s, and now are one of the most popular healthcare business opportunities. Urgent care visits are becoming much more preferred to ER visits by patients worldwide, creating a boom for the industry. Not only does this growth improve service options for patients, but also provides more healthcare business opportunities for physicians.

Over the last few years, patients have gotten fed up with their healthcare options.

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How to Find the Best Leaders for Your Healthcare Franchise

By: Christine Dura

 

When you first open your healthcare franchise, you may be inclined to wear all the hats, jumping from PR duties to marketing to caring for patients. While this might work in the short term, you need a team to successfully build your business.

Your franchise is only as strong as the people behind it, and if you overload yourself, you aren’t able to be your own best teammate.

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Creating Advantages Through Franchising in Healthcare

By: Christine Dura

 

A recent study in Denmark aimed to study how the organizational model of franchising can be effectively applied in healthcare. The researchers profiled three healthcare franchise businesses in the country, and spoke with the franchisors, the franchisees, and their employees to determine their success.

Over the course of their research, they studied how a strong brand name, support from the franchisors, and general monitoring helped the individual healthcare franchises.

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