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Who’s Visiting Non-Acute Care Facilities and Why?

What type of patient is most likely to walk into your facility? This information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) captures the demographics of patients visiting physician offices and other healthcare professionals in the U.S., and why they’re visiting.

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Healthcare Facilities Turn to Opioid Alternatives to Break the Cycle of Addiction

Healthcare organizations are turning to non-opioid medications to help patients manage chronic pain. This helps mitigate the problem of opioid addiction. In some cases, alternatives to opioids actually do a better job of treating the pain. Find out what approaches some doctors and facilities are taking.

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What Do Millennials Like and Dislike About Healthcare?

Millennials are now the largest demographic group in the U.S. Their buying power and preferences are significantly affecting healthcare, which is causing some primary care physicians to change how they engage with patients to meet their needs. See what millennials like and don’t like about the current state of healthcare.

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7 Steps to Healthcare Purchase Order Perfection

Creating and tracking purchase orders can be time consuming. With a materials management information system designed for healthcare, facilities can benefit from electronic purchase orders and automate some process to significantly save time.

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5 Ways Physicians Can Include Wearables in Their Health Care Plans

Wearables are becoming increasingly popular with consumers who track their exercise, diets, sleep, vital signs and more. While the wearables collect a lot of data, physicians are often uncertain how to leverage them. This story shares five ways physicians can utilize wearables to benefit their patients.

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Capture New Patients by Connecting Online

Healthcare organizations understand the clinical side of the business, but they sometimes lack the expertise to gain a strong online presence. The right online approach, including a user-friendly website and digital marketing capabilities, allows facilities to reach new patients, share successes and reinforce the brand. Provista now has a leading digital agency on contract to help members expand and strengthen their digital reach.

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How GPOs Can Support Behavioral Health and Addiction Rehab Facilities

Facilities that offer treatment for behavioral issues or addiction use many of the same products and services as traditional non-acute facilities, but they don’t have as high of a spend on med-surg products. GPOs can tap new business by meeting the specialized needs of these facilities—like having products on contract that can’t pose a risk of self-harm—and understanding these facilities’ pain points.

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How to Add Allergy Treatment to Your Clinic’s Portfolio

Physician offices can treat the more than 50 million Americans with allergies instead of referring them to specialists. Patients prefer to receive allergy services from their primary care physician, and clinics can bring in tens of thousands of dollars in additional revenue. See what’s involved in setting up an in-house allergy service.

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Is CBD the Next Opportunity for Health Care?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is becoming increasingly popular for consumers who want to use it for pain therapy and other medical applications. While interest in CBD and its uses continue to grow, non-acute healthcare providers need more information about its risks and benefits before recommending it to patients as a mainstream treatment.

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Where’s CMS Healthcare Money Going?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary released its 2018-2027 Projections of National Health Expenditures. Not surprisingly, spending is expected to go up. See how much medical products and services will increase.

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