Soon, Urgent Care Locations will allow users to filter their searches in their local communities to see only accredited providers.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) and Urgent Care Locations have partnered to provide AAUCM members and accredited centers a greater degree of national exposure within the urgent care and walk-in clinic industry.
As part of the partnership, AAUCM will provide Urgent Care Locations a listing of all participants in their Urgent Care Center Accreditation (UCCA) program in order to allow consumers the ability to sort and filter by this designation.
"This alliance creates an even stronger resource for urgent care consumers," explains Urgent Care Locations founder, Michael Barber. "And it coincides perfectly with our mission to be an unbiased facilitator of information and tools for the convenient care clinic industry."
Soon, Urgent Care Locations will allow users to filter their searches in their local communities to see only accredited providers. This, in addition to existing filters based on walk-in clinic category and showing only centers that are open presently will permit users to find not only the closest urgent care center to themselves, but the ones that meet their specific needs and preferences.
"Consumers already search this way for other goods and services," continues Barber. "So why not healthcare? When I buy something from Amazon, I make sure that the product is designated as ‘Prime’ and eligible for free two-day shipping. If I go to an urgent care center, I would prefer to know that the clinic has been accredited by a third party to ensure my family is going to receive great care."
The new feature should go live by the end of August along with other key additions including allowing patients to rate and review their own experiences at participating walk-in clinics.
About the AAUCM
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) (http://www.aaucm.org) is the leading society for physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners practicing Urgent Care Medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of Urgent Care Medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education, all to improve the overall quality of medical care. Our mission is to advance the profession of Urgent Care Medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek Board Certification in Urgent Care Medicine. The Urgent Care Center Accreditation (UCCA) program of the AAUCM recognizes Urgent Care organizations that have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to patient care and the practice of Urgent Care Medicine.
About Urgent Care Locations
Urgent Care Locations (http://www.urgentcarelocations.com) is the largest directory of urgent care centers and walk-in clinics in the United States providing with more than 7,500 healthcare providers listed. The privately held company, based in Franklin, TN and led by internet entrepreneur Michael Barber, has a mission to introduce healthcare consumers to urgent care medicine while providing them direct and unbiased access to walk-in clinic locations wherever they need them.