ED misuse is one of the largest problems healthcare organizations face today. Nationally, there were 124 million ED visits in 2011, of which the CDC estimates 50% could be handled in a primary care setting. With an average charge for each ED encounter approaching $700 vs. the average physician office charge of $150, every patient redirected away from the ED saves the payor $550. This represents a total potential market savings of $34 billion for facilitating correct use of primary care.
Providing people with the tools they need to find appropriate care everywhere saves everyone, hospitals and patients, money and time.
Patients receive a SMS from triage.me post emergency room discharge. By sending a text to triage.me with their problem and current address, we route the person towards the nearest clinic, providing the address and a link to directions (for smartphone users).
Many clinics that work with the underinsured also often have variable hours and locations. We've made it easy for these clinics to update their hours and location via SMS so that we can better route triage.me users to locations.
The New York Times has been in the forefront of experimenting with open technologies for journalism, with its varied news APIs (our directory currently contains 10 New York Times APIs) in the areas of news remixing, civic data, social activity, and niche topics. Now the Gray Lady is focusing on developers with a series of themed conferences.
I found myself looking for a family doctor this week and realized that outside of asking friends, I didn't have a great way to go about conducting my search. This is likely a common occurrence for people looking for healthcare advice so today we'll take a look at some mashups that help users find information about any number of health issues. More information about each of the mashups is below.
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WeFitter API gives your platform easy access to today’s most used fitness apps and wearable connections in the fitness and health space. By integrating our REST API, valuable health and fitness data...