The advent of disruptive competition from retailers such as Target, Walgreens, and CVS, responding to patient demands for enhanced access to convenient care is changing the nature of population health management. The potential for alignment and partnership with these entities is creating exciting new models for care transformation and cost reduction that could change the ways in which patient’s access and receive care. The need for providers to rethink the channels through which they traditionally provide treatment and monitor patient care has become paramount to long-term sustainability. For large retailers, the ability to align their brand with quality local providers has prompted many large chains to move away from the wholly owned retail clinic to partnership models with community providers. To select the best model, medical groups and integrated systems must have an articulated vision, develop new planning competencies, and understand the infrastructure requirements for a truly integrated retail care model.
This session will provide you with the knowledge to:
- Summarize the forces driving the opportunities for retail health alignment
- Review current retail health alignment models
- Identify the key decision-making criteria when deciding if a retail health partnership is right for your organization