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Rolling Back Medicine

Posted by Stephen Armstrong on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

The recent opening of several primary care clinics by Wal-Mart is among the latest examples of how our health care delivery landscape continues to evolve. And when the nation’s largest retailer decides to offer medical services, it is certainly a move worth noting. While the overall number of primary care clinics that Wal-Mart currently operates is just a handful in a couple of states, the potential to scale is enormous.

If the king of rolling back prices, rolls back medical care too should the independent primary care physician be concerned? Will Main Street Medicine be the latest casualty to the popularity of mega-retailers?

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Topics: primary care practice, consumer-driven health care, patient portal, Health IT solutions, innovation, Telemedicine

Consumer-Driven Health Care: Fixing the Hassle Map

Posted by Steven Ferguson on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 08:58 AM

Interesting commentary in a Fierce Practice Management editorial post on Sept. 19 (http://bit.ly/UoRWG5). Debra Beaulieu writes about the rise of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians assistants (PAs) practicing independently, and the pretty virulent reaction of primary care physicians to this trend.

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Topics: patient engagement, primary care practice, consumer-driven health care, Hassle Map

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