Providers must learn from Amazon for consumerism to take hold in healthcare

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While hospitals are planning consumerism efforts, they are losing market share to the innovators who are already providing people satisfying experiences with convenience and lower costs. Amazon is the leader in customer experience. With continued innovation and disruption, the retail giant has proven again and again that those who remain in the status quo will lose. Providers who are slow to innovate and disrupt current business models will undoubtedly lose market share and possibly go the way of previous hospitals who have been forced into bankruptcy and closure.

Consumerism contributing to huge losses for Ascension, Community Health Systems, Tenet and Scripps

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Four of the largest healthcare companies in the nation are suffering losses. Weather issues aside, the biggest reasons are people either choose to forego healthcare services because they can’t afford them, or they shop around and go where they can find services for less out-of-pocket. Patients with high-deductible health plans shop around for care. People can’t pay for a $1,000 emergency out of their savings. That’s the price of a refrigerator. 

Surviving Fitch’s new ratings and large employer primary care clinics

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Life is about to get much harder for hospitals, particularly nonprofits. Disruptive moves such as Amazon setting up telemedicine services, getting into pharma and CVS buying Aetna are going to strain already tenuous market shares. And the newest blow: Fitch’s announcement of its new ratings criteria will affect revenue defensibility and make money more expensive. What is your plan?

Does Apple Realize Money – Not Wellness – Motivates Consumers?

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Apple is entering the healthcare market and they’re poised to impact it in a huge way if they take a few necessary steps to address financial ramifications for consumers. If Apple pulls e-commerce into the mix they’ll have a complete package to tackle wellness to chronic illness and everything in between, with interoperability between providers and providers and providers and patients. An e-commerce solution from HealthQRS will pull it all together and Apple will be a key player in the largest consumer market in the world.

Apple’s Home Pod and High Deductible Health Plans

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Imagine the possibilities for Apple, Amazon or Google if they choose to partner with HealthQRS to provide consumers private, HIPAA-compliant voice commands in healthcare shopping. HealthQRS’ uniquely disruptive technology is ready. We’ve built a platform that anyone can use to create an online medical marketplace. For instance, Apple, Amazon or Google could use HealthQRS’ system to open up a voice-activated medical marketplace for their customers and literally create the largest online medical market in the world.

Is Facebook Positioned to Change the Medical Market?

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Consumers forced to take healthcare into their own hands are disrupting the healthcare status quo permanently. Companies like Facebook, Apple and Google offer an accessibility for people to reach each other in an unprecedented way. This not only opens channels for world-wide communication, but also for commerce. HealthQRS can help you establish an e-commerce retail solution that will attract consumers and push them to your “storefronts,” i.e., your hospitals, clinics and practices and grow your market share.

Use Tesla’s Strategy to Disrupt Your Healthcare Market

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The status quo doesn’t work anymore and you can’t just depend on Medicare and Medicaid. The good news? You don’t have to. An e-commerce strategy from HealthQRS gives you powerful tools to proactively attract commercial consumers and the self-insured business, whether it’s small, medium or large companies.