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Out With the Old...Wait, Not in Health Care | By Kim Bellard, August 16, 2016

The last company still manufacturing VCRs announced it has ceased their production.  VCRs had a good run, most households had one, but their time has passed.  Meanwhile, the stethoscope is celebrating its 200th birthday, and is still virtually the universal symbol for health care professionals. There has got to be a moral in there somewhere...click to continue

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  1. Retail clinics have been able to adopt information technology and data sharing efficiently to communicate with the healthcare provider’s electronic health record system
  2. They are growing beyond urgent care toward chronic disease management and having a larger impact on population health
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Source: Becker's Hospital Review

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