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Urgent care centers in the market for EMRs

April 16, 2012, 10:14 am by Healthcare IT News

Thousands of urgent care centers are looking for an EMR to adapt to increasing patient volume, and providers are finding success with three different types of EMRs, according to a new report from research firm KLAS. Of the more than 9,000 estimated urgent care centers, many report plans to increase in size or location in the next 12 months. Many need an EMR. read more

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Fitbit Flex Sleep Sensor Tracker

Will health sensors make humans immortal?

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