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Keep up with the latest news and digital healthcare trends in the UCM Digital Health blog.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

… until someone ends up in the ER! The holiday season is one of joy, celebration, and giving – truly the most wonderful time of the year. That is, until some aspect of your celebration goes wrong and you end up in the Emergency Room! According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, ER visits […]

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Medical Minute: Meningitis

A patient called with a headache — and within minutes, our medical provider recognized the symptoms of a very serious medical issue. WHEN THE ‘WORST HEADACHE EVER’ MEANS SO MUCH MORE A 36-year-old female called into United Concierge Medicine, concerned about a headache that suddenly started the prior day and progressively worsened overnight. She had two […]

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Medical Minute: Identifying Gallbladder Issues

Helping a patient navigate a serious medical issue without a trip to the emergency room HAVING A VIRTUAL ER ON CALL HELPED A PATIENT NAVIGATE A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS MEDICAL ISSUE WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM Barb had a busy day ahead, traveling her territory as a pharmaceutical representative. However, her stomach was bothering […]

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Healthcare Industry: Stop pumping out solutions and focus on the right problems

Healthcare is often doing it wrong, especially when it comes to emergency medicine and triage. by Keith Algozzine, PA-C “If I had 60 minutes to save the planet, I would spend 59 of them identifying the problem and one minute on the solution.” That quote by Albert Einstein is applicable to many industries these days […]

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Press Release: MarineMax Uses UCM’s Virtual ER to provide employees better care

New Triage Approach Provides Custom Virtual Care to Avoid Costly ER Visits FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Creative Partnership Between MarineMax and United Concierge Medicine’s Virtual ER Improves Care, Saves Money November 7, 2019, Clearwater, FL –  MarineMax, the nation’s largest retailer of new and pre-owned boats and yachts, today announced an exciting partnership with NY-based Virtual ER provider […]

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News Story: WTEN features UCM and ER Anywhere

Medicaid members in Rensselaer County now have emergency medical treatment in the palms of their hands. Thank you to WTEN and Guiliana Bruno for spending time with our CEO Keith Algozzine to lean more about ERAnywhere — and how CDPHP and Rensselaer County is making sure patients get the right care, at the right time, at the right place. To see the full news story, […]

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News story: Times Union shares news of ER Anywhere service

Rensselaer County bringing virtual ER service to Medicaid population Click here to read Bethany Bump’s article in the Times Union on the ER Anywhere announcement. photo above: Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin speaks during a press conference to announce a new partnership with Rensselaer County and United Concierge Medicine to provide CDPHP Medicaid members with an […]

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News story: The Record features UCM partnership with Rensselaer County

Rensselaer County launches ER Anywhere app As part of a public-private partnership, Rensselaer County, CDPHP and United Concierge Medicine are working together to lower health care costs while improving patient care. The announcement made Thursday morning at the Rensselaer County office building introduced the ER Anywhere app, giving Medicaid members an innovative tool in lieu of the emergency room. Follow […]

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Press Release: CDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County & UCM

CDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County, United Concierge Medicine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECDPHP Partners with Rensselaer County, United Concierge Medicine to Reduce Health Care Costs, Improve Patient Care October 3, 2019, Albany, NY – CDPHP is teaming up with officials in Rensselaer County and United Concierge Medicine to reduce health care costs and improve patient care by providing Medicaid […]

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Medical Minute: The Dangers of Vaping

A new medical issue arises from smoking e-cigarettes A NEW MEDICAL ISSUE ARISES FROM SMOKING E-CIGARETTES—AND A RECENT TRAINING HAD UCM EMERGENCY STAFF ON ALERT TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS RIGHT AWAY    A 16-year-old named Tim had a cough worsening with shortness of breath and fatigue—forcing him to miss his coveted basketball game. Until then, […]

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