First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Holly TobinFollow

Mentor/s

Tolga Kaya Kristin Rainville

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to research the innovation of retail clinics and their disruptive impact on both private medical practices and hospitals. In order to keep pace with the ever-evolving healthcare industry, retail clinics were innovated in response to healthcare consumer demands. This paper examines how the new business model led many healthcare consumers to prefer retail clinics over private medical practices for the treatment of minor health conditions; ultimately disrupting the practice of many primary care physicians. The paper further explores the success and expansion of retail clinics that enabled them to become one of the leading disruptive innovators within the healthcare field. The healthcare field is a multidimensional profession that impacts various interdisciplinary aspects of our day to day lives. As a result, this paper also evaluates the economical and ethical aspects regarding retail clinics and the extent of their impact. Economically, the transparent and affordable pricing of retail clinics has enabled many uninsured Americans to receive adequate forms of healthcare. However, the lack of state regulations and continuity of care within retail clinics raises ethical concerns about the efficiency of retail clinics and questions their credibility. As a result, this paper further examines the limitations, potential consequences and trajectory of the disruptive innovator.

College and Major available

Public Health, Health Science

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN300A

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Holly Tobin

Health Science - Public Health

Honors - yes

2021

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Healthcare Consumer Demands for Affordability and Efficiency Lead to Innovation of Retail Clinics and Cause Disruption Among Private Practices and Hospitals

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The purpose of this paper was to research the innovation of retail clinics and their disruptive impact on both private medical practices and hospitals. In order to keep pace with the ever-evolving healthcare industry, retail clinics were innovated in response to healthcare consumer demands. This paper examines how the new business model led many healthcare consumers to prefer retail clinics over private medical practices for the treatment of minor health conditions; ultimately disrupting the practice of many primary care physicians. The paper further explores the success and expansion of retail clinics that enabled them to become one of the leading disruptive innovators within the healthcare field. The healthcare field is a multidimensional profession that impacts various interdisciplinary aspects of our day to day lives. As a result, this paper also evaluates the economical and ethical aspects regarding retail clinics and the extent of their impact. Economically, the transparent and affordable pricing of retail clinics has enabled many uninsured Americans to receive adequate forms of healthcare. However, the lack of state regulations and continuity of care within retail clinics raises ethical concerns about the efficiency of retail clinics and questions their credibility. As a result, this paper further examines the limitations, potential consequences and trajectory of the disruptive innovator.

 

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