The 2018 ConvUrgentCare Strategy Symposium is an invitation-only event held each year bringing together senior executives from health systems, private urgent care companies and medical groups with a focus on planning for the next 5 to 10 years. Held January 22-24, our venue for the 2018 symposium is the beautifully renovated Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, Arizona.  In addition to health system attendees, we invite executives from large independent urgent care operators, payers, investors and researchers to attend to further build a dynamic experience and sense of community.


Study Looks at Impact of Opening Retail Clinics Near Emergency Rooms

Retail Clinics and Low-Acuity Emergency Department Visits").  The study shows that retail clinics opened near emergency departments had little effect on rates of low-acuity visits to them.  The study involved the work of a team from Rand Corporation, Truven Health Analytics, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Merchant Medicine.  To read more, click below to access the full study.


How Digital Innovations Are Improving Consumer Care Access And Satisfaction

The average consumer is empowered through their mobile device in every other aspect of their life—from relationships, to banking, to routine purchases – except for both health plans and healthcare providers. Smartphones are ubiquitous and provide instant information, often just a question away for Siri or Alexa.  In this article, Bernie Kuhn, Principal with Merchant Medicine LLC, and Valerie Monet, Director & Practice Lead for Health Insurance at J.D. Power, target how trends are making digital transformation critical to the future of healthcare.