Machesney Park, IL, December 12, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- With peak cold and flu season on the horizon, Practice Velocity®, LLC, is joining forces with other medical professionals and companies across the nation to protect against disease through National Influenza Vaccination Week. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) established the week, Dec. 8-14, to encourage promoting influenza vaccines.
Practice Velocity – an electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, start-up, consulting, and billing services provider for the urgent care industry – offered free, onsite influenza vaccines to all of its 250 employees, as well as reduced price vaccines for employees’ family members.
“Because we serve hundreds of urgent care centers, our busy season is the flu season,” said David Stern, MD, CEO of Practice Velocity. “We need to stay healthy to serve our clients’ needs. If one employee gets the flu, it can spread very quickly. Then, multiple team members end up at home infecting their loved ones and suffering for a week. That’s not good for them, and that’s not good for our company."
As the provider of the #1 rated EMR for urgent care, VelociDoc®, as well as urgent care billing services, Practice Velocity can see firsthand the importance of vaccinations against the disease. With urgent care centers across the country utilizing their services, Practice Velocity can view the trends in flu and cold cases that come through urgent care doors.
“If individuals would take preventive measures and use the services of an urgent care to receive the vaccine, they most likely would avoid getting sick in the first place,” said Dr. Stern.
Most urgent care centers offer the influenza vaccine, as well as care for those who are suffering from the disease. To find an urgent care in your area, visit www.gourgentcare.com
. To learn more about Practice Velocity and its services, visit www.practicevelocity.com