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Finding balance: Retail clinic vs. primary care
11 Nov

An increasing number of retail grocery chains and pharmacies that offer clinic services are making it easier for consumers to get medical care to meet their schedules. From posting pricing for various medical services upfront to extended hours, many consumers are forgoing their regular doctor for routine immunizations, physicals and urgent sick visits for retail health clinics. But what, if any, are the drawbacks to this type of care?

20 Nov

During the annual TRSA Healthcare Conference held this week in San Diego, I had the privilege and opportunity to lead a breakout session attended by over 125 laundries.  The topic of our session was the “Emerging Acute & Non-Acute Opportunities: Markets & Products”.  

Today’s healthcare market continues to evolve at a pace only a marathon runner can keep up with.  Hospitals and healthcare systems continue to merge and consolidate - thus taking out the competition for that almighty customer and ultimately patient. 

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17 Jun

Recent studies show that over the next five to seven years, acute healthcare opportunities will grow at steady rates but with no major increases anticipated. However, the non-acute market is expected to boom, with growth rates in double digits -- expected to be at least 12 to 15 percent. With changes in the national healthcare policy landscape, acute facilities are pushing their customers to non-acute facilities in an effort to free up valuable space and trim costs.

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