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April 24th, 2019 - Legacy ER

April 24th, 2019 - Legacy ER

When it comes to healthcare, quality is always a top priority for both patients and providers. However, there has been a recent shift in how people look at medical attention. Receiving quality care remains essential, but there is a strong emphasis on convenience.

Here are a few ways convenience is driving the future of healthcare:

Hybrid emergency and urgent care facilities

Knowing what type of care you need during a medical situation can be tricky, stressful, and overwhelming. More than 70% of emergency room visits involving patients with consumer-sponsored insurance coverage are for non-emergency or preventable conditions. You might be in a lot of pain, but if it’s not an emergency, you might not head to the ER. It’s all very confusing. Luckily, some innovative healthcare facilities are now offering both forms of care.

Going to separate healthcare facilities can be inconvenient, especially when you have to wait in long lines only to be directed to another care center. With hybrid healthcare, however, it’s a much more streamlined and convenient process.
Integrated platforms make it easier to be more informed and engaged

Perhaps the most important trend impacting the healthcare sector is that patients are more engaged and informed than ever before. The Internet makes it easy for anyone to research all kinds of health topics and healthcare facilities utilizing integrated platforms can help clear up any confusion.

Access to on-demand assistance through virtual care

There is nothing more convenient than receiving medical advice from the comfort of your own home. Thanks to some innovative technology and the advent of virtual care, this is now a possibility. Obviously, if you’re in need of serious medical assistance, you’ll have to physically meet with a doctor or healthcare professional. However, getting medical advice or asking a quick question is extremely convenient and helpful.

Rather than always making an emergency room visit or exclusively heading to urgent care facilities, check out a pioneering health center that provides convenient, experienced, and immediate care. If you want to learn more or are in need of medical assistance, give LegacyER a call right away!