Accenture expects US retail health clinics to double by 2017 to more than 2,800 clinics, opening a new competitive front for established industry players.
Accenture predicts 14 percent annual growth through 2017—a 47 percent increase over 2014 levels when approximately 1,914 retail clinics existed.
More recently, retailers have expanded services, invested in healthcare IT such as EHRs, and are partnering with other health value-chain players to increase patient volumes
What are the implications of retail health clinics for payers and providers?
In this short video Accenture’s Alan Nalle speaks to the implications of retail health clinics for both payers and providers.
How have retail health clinics reached stand-alone profitability?
Retail health clinics have reached profitability; find out how from Accenture’s Alan Nalle.
Three new strategies stand out as ways to increase the value of retail clinics:
Expand services to broaden appeal.
Invest in healthcare IT to expand role.
Work with partners to coordinate care.
The disruptions associated with retail health clinics will intensify in the future. Industry leaders need to assess these developments seriously, and craft strategies that position them to take advantage of this expected growth.