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 really wanted to embed the Google gadget for the 'live' correlation chart itself, but this image plus link is as good as we could do:
Well, they may not actually be at Walmart. And they may not actually be attractive - not that there's anything wrong with that.
Let us explain.
Last week InformationWeek carried the ...
You'll find it on page 4 of Rand's Research Brief: Flattening the Trajectory of Health Care Spending:
Facilitate High-Value Innovation (Rand, 2012)
(Note that the graph is found, incongruously, under the heading ...
Well, we gave it away in the headline, but we'll underscore it here anyway: you integrate health system components by "componentizing" them, and using standardized resources to connect with them ...
...you know it when you see tweets like this:
Hmmm....Leading convenient care clinic's website is NOT mobile-optimized. Because why would people on the go expect to find retail clinic locations easily ...
Health systems and retail clinics operators continue to announce affiliation agreements. Here's news of the latest one:
MinuteClinic and Emory Healthcare Announce Clinical Affiliation: Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and ...
Not a regular feature exactly, but an apt catch-all title for items that have found their way into our Saturday morning catch-up mail.
WFLI TV News clip on a clinic opening ...
We are not big fans of quarrels about the health care needs of the uninsured.
This population is every politician's favorite football: a population with neither well-defined leadership or easily ...
We're fans of developments in mobile health.
We know firsthand that the geography of "where is care?" plays a key role in health care, and that making it easier for people ...
John Stossel lends his 'brand' to retail clinics emergence, in this brief post to his Fox Business blog: The Silent Market-Based Evolution (3/11/10; immediate access).
It concludes, somewhat randomly, by approvingly ...
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