There is perhaps no other industry that’s been more directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than the healthcare industry. As a result of the coronavirus, resources have at times been severely strained or in short supply, and responses have been challenged. Still, as vaccinations roll out and we look to the future, we can see better days ahead. American Family Care (AFC) urgent care clinics will continue to occupy an integral place in the urgent care industry as we move past the pandemic and back into life as we knew it. Here, we’ll take a look at the healthcare industry and AFC’s place in it.
The Healthcare Industry Is More Important than Ever
The U.S. healthcare industry is an increasingly busy one, as the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus and people pay close attention to health and wellness. Add to that the growing population of aging Americans and the urgent care industry becomes even more vital to communities across the country.
COVID-19 and patient demands have required healthcare providers to become nimble and responsive in new and imaginative ways. Digital health applications — especially telehealth and remote patient monitoring — have become especially important. The AFC/TeleCare telemedicine portal is already making a significant difference to communities across the country; as it becomes clear that healthcare in 2021 will focus on access, quality, affordability, and patient engagement solutions, AFC will continue to respond in meaningful ways.
COVID-19 has reiterated just how essential it is to have options at your disposal, especially when you’re relying on the healthcare industry. At the onset of the pandemic, many people were reluctant to leave their homes to keep appointments with their healthcare providers or visit emergency rooms for unanticipated medical attention. The fact is, pandemic or not, your local emergency room is no place to be for anything other than an emergency — and more and more people understand that.
Now more than ever, patients want a choice. They want the option to bypass the emergency room if they can and rely instead on the suite of services that your AFC urgent care clinic will be able to provide them. The future of healthcare is going to depend on the agility and responsiveness of the industry, and any brand that can act quickly to patient demands will have an advantage over the competition.
AFC has decades of experience in meeting the health needs of communities, which has allowed us to become a leader in the urgent care industry. Partnering with us to open your clinic will mean you can take advantage of our deep knowledge and trusted brand name, our ongoing research and development, and our commitment to excellence. No matter what’s going on in the world, these value propositions will always serve you well!
Ready to find out more about AFC and how we fit into the healthcare industry? Reach out today!