Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and Intuitive Health to Open Hybrid ER and Urgent Care Centers in Pacific Northwest
February 24, 2022

Innovative care model will reduce cost of care, ease strain on hospitals, and simplify care for patients Virginia Mason Franciscan Health announced today it is partnering with Dallas-based Intuitive Health to bring multiple hybrid emergency room (ER) and urgent care centers to the Puget Sound region over the next four years. Construction on the first […]

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2021 A Record-Breaking Year for ER and Urgent Care Pioneer
February 11, 2022

Combined Hybrid ER & Urgent Care Provider Intuitive Health Saw Unprecedented Patient Volume & Exceptional New Market Growth Intuitive Health, the national leader of the dual emergency room and urgent care model, has announced a record-breaking year, including increased patient utilization and the addition of new market locations alongside improved staff retention, repeat patient visits […]

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Why Intuitive Health Chose the Retail Healthcare Business Model
November 5, 2021

Spending years in the health care industry, learning processes and procedures comes with time. There are typically traditional ways medical facilities operate, including urgent care clinics, doctor offices, hospitals and emergency departments. Most, if not all, have relied on a fee-for-service model of health care instead of  retail health care. This standard favors payers by prioritizing providers with compensation […]

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How to Improve ER Utilization
October 30, 2021

What is ER Utilization?  ER utilization or emergency department utilization (EDU) is an assessment of the actual rate of ER department usage or predicted usage rate. ERs are only meant to be utilized for emergent services, but sometimes people come in for treatment that is considered non-emergent. While emergency rooms will treat patients with non-emergent conditions, patients […]

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Why Should You Care About the Hybrid ER and Urgent Care Model?
September 30, 2021

Whether consumers visit a freestanding urgent care clinic or an emergency room, they will experience gaps in both systems. Without fail, it is the patient who is almost always bound to fall through these gaps. Most ERs come with hefty deductibles, at around $2,250, to discourage inappropriate utilization. In addition, they are overcrowded. Urgent care facilities offer […]

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4 Types of Hospital Joint Venture Models
September 15, 2021

Hospitals that want to expand their footprint, improve inefficiencies or reduce costs might consider the joint venture model and similar collaborative models of care that allow them to position their organization for future success. The goal of a hospital joint venture is to enhance the ability to collaborate with other partners to gain expert expertise without increased […]

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Utilizing the Net Promoter Score (NPS) for Retail Health Care
August 10, 2021

Providing a patient with a top-quality experience and improving performance is critical for any health care business. A positive customer experience builds trust and loyalty, meaning more repeat customers, word-of-mouth referrals and individuals who will advocate for your brand. Yet, despite knowing that growth depends on how their customers perceive the service they provide, few […]

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What is Consumeristic Healthcare? AKA Retail Healthcare
July 15, 2021

The healthcare industry is changing more rapidly than any other. Healthcare providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies are all impacted by the demand for consumer-centric care. To survive in this new paradigm, they need to understand their customer — the patient — and how their needs, behaviors and expectations are changing.   One of the most critical issues in US […]

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3 Components of Retail Healthcare
July 5, 2021

Intuitive Health is 100 percent committed to providing exceptional service to every single patient every single time they visit.  We do this by implementing our principles and process for every patient, every time.  We strive to make our patient’s healthcare experience as simple and as pleasant as possible, and we want to provide an experience that they tell their friends and family about.  […]

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