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.
We're fans of retail clinics growth, so don't take our following observation the wrong way.
We've long said that retail clinics have a brand-within-a-brand marketing challenge that makes Intel's "Intel inside" ...
August 2 - 8 has been declared National Convenient Care Clinic Week in "recognition of the critical role retail clinics play in our very fractured healthcare system, and a nod ...
We tour retail and walk-in clinics' location search tools irregularly, out of curiosity, and on the chance that we'll learn something new.
Recently it occurred to us that some of ...
Recently we voiced our confusion about the expression of retail clinics - and specifically MinuteClinic's - value proposition found in a slide deck presented by MinuteClinic CEO President Andrew Sussman ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
We feel Bizmology reporter Anne Law did a terrific job describing her personal experience with a RediCare clinic visit in Grocery-store health clinics: passing trend or shift in care? (Anne ...
We really enjoyed Lisa Gualtieri's observations about the various aspects of 'waiting' in health care. You want thought-provoking (we do)? Try this excerpt on for size:
Waiting is a systemic problem ...
We're amazed we have never before image-Googled the phrase "Emergency Room Billboard". Who hasn't, after all?
Anyway, a small sampling of the results concludes this post.
Note that, to a signpost, ...
Einstein FastCare Opens In Philadelphia
National Convenient Care Week
The Ow-scars: You Pick Our Clinic Location Search
RIGHT Is What, With THIS MinuteClinic Picture
Thinking Outside – and Inside, and All About
Ripples from the ConvUrgentCare Strategy Symposium
Cavity Sam + Retail Clinics = Winning
Retail Clinics: New by Re-Assembling Old
MUST Health Care Be A Waiting Bane?
Billboards Promise That Key ER Service Feature….Speed?