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2017 Trends: Retail Health Clinics and Access to Affordable Care

Times are changing in nearly every aspect of life, and the healthcare industry is not immune to this disruption. In healthcare, one of the biggest changes is coming from patients who are demanding they have more control over their healthcare and that they receive high-quality, affordable, accessible, and personalized care. These rising expectations are a direct reflection of the type of service delivered by companies outside of the healthcare industry such as Amazon and Netflix.

My colleague, Melody Smith Jones, Manager of Connected Health at Perficient recently highighted the first 3 trends of our top 5 healthcare provider trends for 2017: Handing the Patient Portal Reins to the Patient, Connecting Patients to Connected Health and Increased Demand for Mobile Creates Connectivity Challenges. In this post I am going to highlight the next trend, Retail Health Clinics Increase Access to Affordable Care. Lets take a look:

In the age of advanced consumer technology, Americans have grown increasingly accustomed to having things quick, convenient, of high-quality and at a low-cost. Companies like Amazon, Netflix, Uber and Airbnb are contributing to these rising expectations that are impacting the healthcare industry. This growing demand to have what you want when you want it has led and will continue to lead to the upward trend of retail health clinics. Patients, as consumers of other industries, are demanding convenient access to affordable, and high-quality care that retail health clinics can deliver. To explore this trend in more detail download our full trend guide, top 5 healthcare provider trends for 2017.

Attending HIMSS17? Stop by and see us at booth #3831 and lets talk healthcare industry trends. More on Perficient at HIMSS here.

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Priyal Patel

Priyal Patel is a healthcare industry expert, strategist and senior solutions architect for Perficient. With more than 10 years of healthcare industry experience, Priyal is a trusted advisor to C-level executives, senior managers and team members across clinical, business, and technology functions. Priyal has a proven track record of helping providers and health plans execute enterprise-level transformation to drive business, clinical, financial and operational efficiencies and outcomes.

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