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.
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 ...
Workforce Management's Jeremy Smerd on employers' emerging approaches to integration of clinics - onsite and/or retail - to their health strategies. Good stuff:
Work-Site Clinics Gain Favor as Retail Sites Lag ...
QuickCheck CEO Tom Henke provides you a quick briefing, and the Internet with attention-getting convenient care media:
QuickCheck video can be found at World Congress's handy, informative Affordable Health Care ...
Are retail & other forms of convenient care clinics an end in themselves? No; of course not. This essay in the New England Journal of Medicine helps explain why:
Why Health ...
Only one installment in his promised series has been published so far, but we're already enjoying Sean Deale's Retail Clinics: Retailers Leveraging In-Store Services (Sean Deale, In-Store Trends: Where Retailers ...
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 ...
Over at Slate, Matt Yglesias inexplicably missed the Big Point of the recent retail clinics usage analysis published by the American Journal of Managed Care: Intuitive Research Result Of ...
Large midwest regional grocer Giant Eagle opened a retail clinic in Lyndhurst, Ohio last Thursday, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Giant Eagle adds walk-in clinics staffed by University Hospital nurse practitioners ...
We just feel the portent of this news:
Walgreens checks in with Foursquare on mobile coupon program, (Michael Johnsen, Drug Store News, 3/6/12)
is all too obvious for us not ...
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 ...
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