Kaiser Permanente said it plans to add two more clinics by the end of the year at Bartell Drugs stores in Snoqualmie Ridge and Redmond Town Center.
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The new RediClinic.com offers a highly responsive online platform that allows one-click appointments from a mobile or desktop device.
The company’s interoperable network connected 21.5% more healthcare professionals than it did in 2015 — 1.3 million — with 230 million patients in 2016, according to its 2016 progress report.
Since its first Walmart Wellness Day event, the company said it has delivered more than 1.1 million screenings across the country.
The program for patients with Cigna-administered health plans sponsored by their employer is aimed at reducing healthcare costs by offering patient engagement and discounts for certain MinuteClinic services and CVS Health-branded health products, among other resources.
Roughly three-quarters of visitors to the online platform are taking active follow-up steps, the retailer announced Tuesday, noting that its digital mental health resources also are reaching a broader demographic of consumers.
In Kalorama’s most recent report on retail clinics, the company estimated there were more than 2,200 retail clinics and that those clinics will generate revenues of $1.4 billion this year.
Optical London Drugs is a partnership between London Drugs and Mark Aginsky, principal of Vision Plus.
Today, there are more than 3,000 retail clinics in operation and one in every three customers have made their way to a clinic, reported the PwC Health Research Institute.
An XPRIZE competition has awarded $2.5 million to Penn.-based Frontier Medical Devices for its machine, DxtER, which uses sensors to check a person’s biological functions, vital signs and body chemistry, then uses an artificial intelligence engine come up with a diagnosis, according to a report from SingularityHub. The competition, inspired by a “Star Trek” device called the Tricorder, selected DxtER from entrants, all of whose devices had to weigh less than 5 lbs., diagnose 10 core health conditions and be smartphone- and tablet-compatible. (SingularityHub)