NBC Nightly News just ran a story on the urgent care option for patients and featured Practice Velocity customer Doctors Express. The story emphasizes the cost savings of urgent care over the hospital emergency department ($125-140 vs $550).
The story initially questions whether “this kind of treatment [is] the best medicine.” But the story does not mention any quality issue, except that medical records in urgent care centers and ERs are not readily shared with primary care doctors. However, with interoperability standardization coming rapidly and the use of EMRs (such as VelociDoc) growing rapidly, one can expect this hurdle to be rapidly overcome. In addition, VelociDoc will soon have the functionality for urgent care centers to set up the system to automatically fax the patient record to the primary care physician after each patient visit.
The story featured the beautiful, new Doctors Express in Paramus, NJ. In addition, NBC noted, “Doctors Express is now a national franchise like McDonalds or Burger King.
In the background of several shots, Practice Velocity users will recognize Practice Velocity products in use in the Doctors Express.