Retail Clinics Visits 2007-09, in Pictures
Actually in one picture. And that picture suggests that the clinics business model looks a lot like what we imagine the Christmas Tree Shops business model must look like:
source: Visits To Retail Clinics Grew Fourfold From 2007 To 2009, Although Their Share Of Overall Outpatient Visits Remains Low, Ateev Mehrotra and Judith R. Lave, Health Affairs, August 2012
Vaccinations are rapidly becoming a staple of services provided by pharmacy chains – particularly, the very pharmacy chains that are home to two of the leading retail clinics operators. Those pharmacy chains’ store locations are much more numerous than their retail clinic locations, and will surely siphon off considerable vaccination visits from the retail clinics. So the visits growth line to focus on in the chart is the green ‘non-vaccine visits’ line.
So one would gather from examining the wind patterns of the recent flurry of news stories and media releases from clinics industry leaders on the topic. Most of these are ...
So sayeth Drug Store News' Antoinette Alexander, in this 4/16/10 article: Healthcare Reform Paves the Way for Success of Retail Clinics
Drug Store News has a two-word answer for why retail ...
Scattergood Foundation Design Challenge Winner to Bring Mental Health Services to Retail Clinics (Kristen Gillette, Philadelphia Generocity, 4/10/14)
The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, a Quaker-based, philanthropic, grant-making foundation working to ...
No, we were not able to make Tom Charland's January event. And it wasn't because it was held in Minneapolis.
We wish we had been there. Tom is and has ...
From Michael Howe, former MinuteClinic CEO, in this 4/20/10 blog post: The Intersection of Retail and Health Care.
Howe is strongest on the essential organizing principle of the disruptive innovation that ...
This notwithstanding 2 recent news articles alleging the Affordable Care Act is fueling a clinics-opening surge:
Why Walk-in Health Care is a Fast-Growing Profit Center for Retail Chains, Martha Hamilton, Washington ...
Video clip from WIFR Channel 23 in Rockford IL centers on a local Take Care Clinic:
[Take Care Nurse Practitioner] Donna Cox Rodriguez sees 20 patients a day, double the amount ...
We love that American Medical News is running a story on the topic. And they created a great graphic to head the story.
But we love not the slipshod story they ...
Yes, we know this initiative is not specifically about retail clinics, or US-style convenient care, but we just think that it's incredibleness quotient is off the chain:
Containers Into Clinics
Call Me When You’re Ready
A Tidal Wave of Retail Clinic Openings…Is Coming…?
Health Reform Is Retail Clinics’ Road To Success:
Item 1,742 Illustrating that Retail Clinics are Incubating
Ripples from the ConvUrgentCare Strategy Symposium
Retail Clinics: Harvard Business Review Learns Howe
Whence Cometh Retail Clinics? Not From ACA, Really
The Rockford Files: Retail Clinics Making IL News
American Medical News and Geolocation: Just Wrong On
Thinking Outside – and Inside, and All About