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As U.S. relies more on nurse practitioners, we need to learn more about them

The drivers for this trend are clear: the expansion of health insurance in the U.S. and our aging population, both producing heavy demand ... and big-box retail stores looking to use primary-care medi... read more

Urgent care clinics on rise across region, but state was 'late to the game'

In Massachusetts, a late surge in urgent care In 2012 ... The report also noted an increase in retail clinics, which, unlike urgent care centers, staff mostly nurse practitioners and open in large pha... read more

With quick clinics, online care, providers give convenience another try

The push to build small clinics in stores was launched about 15 years ago by MinuteClinic, a Minneapolis-based company that pitched walk-in care by nurse practitioners ... in a more on-demand fashion. ... read more

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The Case for a Non-Profit Single-Payer Healthcare System

I’m not sure we have a nurse per (each ... Rather than choosing an insurance plan, if possible, or taking that offered by ones employer, one will be able to actually choose the hospital, clinic, and h... read more


Shortage of physicians, will demand new models of health care

Retail clinics Maybe you have a scratchy throat and suspect another cold, but there's a two-week wait to see your doctor. Or you're out of town on business or are self-employed without health insuranc... read more

HELP WANTED: Businesses struggling to meet jobs demand

The demand for workers is steady for the first time since the recession hit a decade ago. Leaders with many of the companies trying to fill jobs statewide — in areas such as manufacturing, health care ... read more

The next level

Modern Healthcare's 11th annual workforce report focuses on the issues facing nurse practitioners and ... who practice by themselves at retail clinics. “There should also be linkages to ensure that th... read more

Why you should be skeptical about an 'Uber for healthcare'

As for lowering the costs, tell that to someone blindsided with a surge price for a ride late at night or in a high-demand period ... sometimes it's a nurse practitioner. The range of what these profe... read more

2018 NWCDC: The Can’t Miss Sessions, Speakers and More from This Year’s Workers’ Comp Conference

“In the past, we talked about advocacy claims management’s potential to address the needs of injured workers, so they wouldn’t go to an attorney,” said Roberto Ceniceros, senior editor for Risk & Insu... read more

CVS Caremark's (CVS) Management Presents at Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference (Transcript)

Our retail pharmacy is strong ... clinics in our stores in 28 states plus D.C. We provide care to more than 20 million patients since the exception of MinuteClinic and our 2,200 nurse practitioners pr... read more

CVS signs telehealth deals to boost access to MDs

Part of CVS' decision to enter telehealth stems from an expectation that there will be an increase in patient demand for health care in coming years, due to several factors. These include the expansio... read more

Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Flu Shots?

This is critical at a moment when whooping cough cases are surging and adult immunization rates are dismally low. Not everyone has a primary care doctor or will go ... have a prescription from a docto... read more



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