The retail pharmacy giant has the potential to be a game-changer in the highly concentrated, $34 billion kidney dialysis industry, using its ubiquitous retail presence to push consumers into home dialysis.
Analysts say Amazon already has the core competencies to compete in healthcare: ready access to capital, a massive distribution infrastructure, a strong technology base, robust data analytics, and a deep executive bench.
A review of privately insured claims data shows that the median charge for a 30-minute new patient office visit ranged from $294 in an office to $242 in an urgent care center to $109 in a retail clinic.
Retailers know they have to find the right blend of digital convenience and in-person service. Consider Walmart’s latest advertising campaign in which customers gleefully place orders online and through its app, selecting to receive smart-looking blue boxes on their...
The pharmacy giant saw net revenues up 4% to $185 billion in 2017, and anticipates at least $1.2 billion in cash benefits in 2018 from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, half of which will be used to pay down debt.