or Threat for Today’s Healthcare System
Live 90-Minute Audio Conference
Scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 2007 from
1:30- 3:00 pm ET
July 17 , 2007
Contact: Rebecca Stodolak
N.J. — July 17, 2007: The explosion in retail
health clinics is changing the healthcare system as we know it. It is
having an effect on all areas of the industry – and getting
the attention of both health plans and providers.
Retail clinics offering consumers
fast, inexpensive, and quality care are opening in droves throughout
the country. And many major retailers and pharmacies are rushing to get
in on the game. It is estimated that there will be 700 clinics by the
end of this year.
"Clinics have proliferated in retail
settings throughout the country due to a widespread lack of access to
high-quality, affordable healthcare in America,” said Tine
Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association,
the trade association for the clinics.
“Convenient Care clinics
collectively boast a 98 percent patient satisfaction rate, which
indicates that Americans have embraced this innovative and visionary
model of healthcare,” she added.
surrounds the growth of these clinics. And, many in the industry remain
skeptical. These health care clinics are primarily staffed by advanced
practice nurses, including nurse practitioners (NP) and clinical nurse
specialists (CNS) which is leading some to question their viability and
whether they can deliver what they promise. Some health plans are
waiving co-payments for members who use retail health clinics, and the
American Medical Association (AMA) now wants authorities to investigate
whether in-store clinics in retail locations with pharmacies represent
a conflict of interest that put profits ahead of patient health.
“Join The Managed Care
Information Center for “Retail
Clinics: Opportunity or Threat for Today’s Healthcare System,”
an executive level audio conference scheduled for Thursday, August 23,
2007 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm ET.
“Presenters Dr. Susan Apold,
President, American College of Nurse Practitioners, Don Parker,
President, AtlantiCare Health Services / Management Service,
AtlantiCare Physician Group, and Tine Hansen-Turton, Executive
Director, Convenient Care Association will cover the following topics
for this audio conference to hear:
- What are Retail Clinics?
- Data from the Industry
- The Future of Accessible Healthcare
- Retail Clinics --- Opportunity or
Threat for Today’s Healthcare System?
- Are Clinics the Answer to Quality
- How Health Plans Are Turning to
Clinics to Reduce Costs
- How Traditional Providers Are
- Case Study: AtlantiCare - How Health
Systems are Getting Involved
- How Partnerships are Integral to
Making this Model Work
- The Efforts Underway to Address
Concerns about the Quality of Care Provided at Retail Health Clinics
- Live Question and Answer Session
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