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Wal-Mart seeks foothold in primary-care services
By New York Times | August 08, 2014
Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has spent years trying to turn some of its millions of customers into patients, offering a simple menu of medical services that consumers can buy along with everything from a bag of chips to a lawn mower. Now, the store is making an aggressive push to become...
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CVS Caremark strikes MinuteClinic agreements with four health systems
By Andis Robeznieks | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
CVS Caremark, the nation's largest operator of retail clinics, announced new clinical affiliations with healthcare systems in four states.
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New NCQA program would mesh ambulatory clinics, medical homes
By Bob Herman | July 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has pitched a new patient-centered medical home program months after the group faced criticism for previous initiatives. The target for the new program: nontraditional ambulatory sites.
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Convenience, fixed prices boost demand for doctor visits via Web, text
By Los Angeles Times | July 14, 2014
Online medical exams and retail clinics offer a convenient, low-cost alternative to long waits at primary-care offices. Consumers seeking convenience and predictable prices are being driven to search for medical services available at extended hours and for a fixed fee. But critics of the services...
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Walgreen to provide services to Arizona Priority Care
By Modern Healthcare | June 21, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Walgreen Co. has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide expanded services for Arizona Priority Care, the Phoenix-area affiliate of Marina del Rey, Calif.-based Heritage Provider Network.
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Walgreen to provide services for Arizona Priority Care
By Andis Robeznieks | June 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Walgreen Co. has entered into a collaborative agreement to provide expanded services for Arizona Priority Care, the Phoenix-area affiliate of Marina del Rey, Calif.-based Heritage Provider Network.
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CHE Trinity, Walgreen enter coordinated-care agreement
By Andis Robeznieks | May 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The nation's largest pharmacy chain and one of the largest healthcare systems plan to work together on “innovative models of care” in select markets.
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CVS' MinuteClinic affiliates with four regional systems
By Rachel Landen | May 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
CVS Caremark Corp. and four regional health systems have announced new clinical affiliations designed to facilitate care coordination and collaboration while improving patient-medication adherence through the use of an integrated electronic health-record system.
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Cleveland Clinic forms joint venture with maker of walk-in kiosks
By Timothy Magaw, Crain's Cleveland Business | May 20, 2014
Cleveland Clinic and HealthSpot, a Dublin, Ohio-based company, have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture that will allow more patients to receive care through the company's virtual walk-in kiosks.
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Embracing 'retailification' of healthcare
By Ron Wince | May 03, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The term “patient” is slowly fading from healthcare. “Healthcare consumer,” on the other hand, is increasingly in vogue.
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