Walmart and Microsoft move to close in on Amazon in healthcare arena

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With Microsoft’s AI tools and Walmart’s reach, consumers across the country could enjoy easier access to healthcare as well as lower costs. As Walmart and Microsoft further dive into the healthcare market, HealthQRS will give them the platform they need to tie everything together and give consumers across the country a complete, easy-to-use retail experience for consumers.

Becoming a Center of Excellence for companies like Walmart

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Imagine if your hospital was the provider of choice for Walmart’s employees. Or any self-insured corporation. Think of the many benefits to employers and their employees (your consumers) plus increased business and revenue that would generate for you. Becoming a center of excellence will provide you with increased volume, which, will in turn, allow you to offer lower prices. This is a win for you, the employer and the consumer.

How to deal with growing competition from CVS and Aetna, employer-based clinics, telehealth and other disruptions

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What if you banded together with other community hospitals in your region to provide a regional marketplace to consumers? This would allow you to compete with larger providers and hospitals. For example, if you created a regional marketplace where consumers could find your individual hospitals and clinics, people could shop for services and procedures and see, upfront, what their out-of-pocket expenses were going to be.

Study of Anthem Blue Cross members reveals price transparency tool alone doesn’t lower costs

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Pricing transparency tools alone don’t lower costs. Individual modules, such as price estimators, schedulers or telemedicine applications do very little to help consumers. What will lower costs is a medical e-commerce experience that allows their employees to shop online for services or procedures, much like they’d use Amazon.com to shop for retail products. HealthQRS has the solution.