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Retail Healthcare Open for Business

July 22, 2014

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Retail healthcare has been a trending topic of discussion, growing in prominence over the past four plus years.  At first, it was a novelty:  can healthcare learn from retail?  Should they? Then there were baby steps, like mimicking, for healthcare adopting retail:  creating clinics (bringing care to the customer), increasing social media presence (branding), and improving […]

Healthcare: Where the Cool Kids Hang

February 10, 2014

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Healthcare is the place to be.  Want proof? Healthcare is adapting retail concepts to help solve way finding problems, so says the Wall Street Journal.  A hospital as hip as an airport or mall?! Healthcare, and wellness, are a #1 venture capital target for disruptive innovation and entrepreneurial investment—especially outsiders. Healthcare is interesting enough to […]

Walmart in HC: the Stats

August 8, 2013

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Numbers carry a certain weight that words cannot. Walmart received many mentions at the ASHE Annual Conference two weeks ago in Atlanta. None of those passing references were nearly as powerful as a few statistics on Walmart in one of the sessions I attended, and how Walmart plans to change the face of healthcare. Two […]

Connecting the Dots from ASHE 2013

August 7, 2013

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Ten days ago I attended ASHE’s Annual Conference and Technical Exhibit in Atlanta. As a PDC Summit regular but ASHE rookie, I didn’t know what to expect. Whether it was the time of year, my eyes-wide-open view, repetition of information, or simply three years plus into the percolation of healthcare reform, I was surprised at […]

Healthcare for Pennies on the Dollar

May 21, 2013

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If anyone wonders what healthcare could look like if a publicly traded retail giant dove head-first into healthcare, let me offer this article.  Efficient healthcare, Walmart-style—imagine the possibilities! The subject of the article, Dr. Devi Shetty’s Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital, might ring a bell for readers, as it was featured in Fast Company as one of 2012’s […]

Walmart in Healthcare: Round Two

February 1, 2013

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At the end of 2011, we heard Walmart express an interest in learning the healthcare market. Consider Walmart on training wheels in one of the most regulated, charged market environments in the free world.  Those outside healthcare probably thought ‘How quaint that the professed low-cost leader would show interest in its customers’ health.’  Those in […]

Healthcare Industry: Fear the Outsider

April 30, 2012

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In Fast Company’s “Generation Flux” article, much ground was covered as to how the capitalist landscape is unsettled, or more poignantly stated, constantly changing. Change equals risk in many businessmen’s heads, and continual change…well, deep down no one wants that; it is just too hard to plan for. Yet, this is where we find ourselves. Up until now, the focus in […]