QuadMed At Heart Of Walmart’s ‘Health Care Transformation’

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A pioneering printing and publishing company with operations in western Chester County is standing at the forefront of a “health care transformation” the size of, well, Walmart.

9.4.2014 QuadgraphicQuadMed, whose sister operation Quad/Graphics prints color newspaper inserts at a plant in Atglen, has partnered with the big box giant to provide nurse practitioners for new Walmart-owned — not leased to hospitals or health networks — primary care clinics.

With Americans’ newfound freedom to choose their health plans — and clinics, the low-cost prospect of 12-hour-a-day weekday plus weekend access is attractive, and Walmart’s unique “potential as a disruptive innovator in health care is essentially peerless,” a Forbes analysis recently stated.

“… The company’s move comes at an ideal time to capture consumers: Millions of Americans are getting insurance coverage through Obamacare and seeking new, convenient sources of care.”

Walmart has already launched its new model in six South Carolina and Texas locations, and six more are on their way.

Read more about the retail giant’s quiet strategy and its implications for the health care landscape in Forbes here.

 

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