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Can’t Wait for No-Wait Healthcare of the Future

(Nick van Terheyden) Imagine a world where your doctor already knows why you’re sick and can treat you over the phone–leaving the hospitals for the true emergencies. This is what many see as the future of health care. There’s a … Continue reading

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Emergency Room Bills Hard to Predict

Treating a sprain in a U.S. hospital can cost $4 to $24,000, making a trip to the emergency room financially risky for uninsured patients, researchers said. A study found wide variety between the lowest and highest charges for 10 common … Continue reading

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Telemedicine Can Cure ER Wait-Time Crisis

Wait times for the emergency room continue to rise, according to recent government figures, when a majority of these patients could be treated through telemedicine. According to a 2009 report from the Government Accountability Office, emergency department wait times continue … Continue reading

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Where ER Doctors Work Entirely Via Webcam

Every day — and through the night — in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, doctors report to work in a hospital where there are no patients. ===> Continue Reading

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