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.
American Medical News reports that over half of respondents to a recent Harris Interactive poll said "it's hard to find basic information about a doctor online".
The article (How To Help ...
I'm posting this to remind myself to get around eventually to addressing what Twitter, Google applications, and other things internet/telecom have to do with retail clinics, and vice versa.
We agree to some extent with Drug Store News editor Rob Eder's newsatorial on the import of Citi's announcement of its flu shot card for employer immunization programs:
Flu cards just ...
The retail health insurance store concept is nothing new for Blues plans, including BCBS Florida. What we haven't seen before is alluded to in this passage of the Tampa Bay ...
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 ...
BrandWeek's playful take on retail clinics.
We feel their clinic counts are a bit light, and their concerns about Rx-milling essentially unfounded - but let's face it, the tiger-blooded one might ...
At 9:30 May 8, 2013, MinuteClinic's display for its new Tipp City Ohio location:
For the previous entry in this series, see.MinuteClinic STILL Redrawing the Retail Clinics Map (3rd in a ...
Here's another way this kind of innovation happens. We hate the term "co-optition" but this is probably an example of it:
Retail Clinics, the More Sensible Approach (Pediatric Inc, 12/20/10)
Instead of seeing ...
Sure, plenty of articles, news blurbs, tweets, and other stuff has been issued about personal health records (I'm blazing a new trail: The Term Doesn't Need Capitalizing Anymore. You read ...
Just under 5 minutes of puff, but well-produced, and who doesn't love Nardo?
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Retail Clinics On The Air Dept: MinuteClinic with