Emergency Rooms

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BCBSNC invests in urgent care to reduce ER visits

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is banking on urgent care clinics to help it defray the cost of hospital emergency room visits.

ER overcrowding spurs growth of remote monitoring market

Emergency room diversion and capacity limitations are driving the market for wireless and other advanced patient monitoring systems, making it one the fastest-growing segments of medical devices in terms of revenue, according to a new report by market research firm Kalorama Information.

'Accountability tool' reduces CT scans in the ER

A tool embedded in an EHR can reduce the number of CT scans performed in the emergency room and help patients avoid unnecessary radiation, concludes a University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine study.