Healthcare has been advancing quickly throughout the years. There are more people in the world today who need healthcare and it’s becoming quite an epidemic. With the trillions being spent on trying to enhance services and increase regulations, companies are also trying to offer exceptional services that are directed towards the patients. Two companies have been making headlines recently with their new services and opportunities.
Amazon is set to offer pharmacy services in multiple states. While looking further into the report, it was revealed that Amazon’s newly acquired license covered healthcare medical equipment instead of prescription medications. However, it’s likely that Amazon will acquire a pharmacy license in the near future.
While Amazon pursues the healthcare industry further, CVS is looking into purchasing Aetna. Aside from their developing purchase options, CVS is also looking to expand their services by offering a nationwide delivery option for prescriptions that will be a next-day service.
While the competition remains high among most healthcare companies and their developing services, it seems that many have a connection. Each company is looking to move forward with their businesses and develop services that are unique in their own nature. Offering pharmaceutical services would be a natural approach to Amazon’s already popular platform. CVS is directing their approach towards a different avenue where they will provide services related to insurance, routine care visits, and of course pharmacy services. Most of the CVS stores are located in convenient locations suitable for their customers. Looking further into the design model for CVS reveals a company that will have insurance services, prescription drug services, and routine care options through their MinuteClinic operations.
Drew Madden is a healthcare professional specializing in the IT department. He currently works at Evergreen Healthcare Partners, one of the leading healthcare IT companies in the country. Madden has many years of experience working in the IT department. He began working for Nordic Consulting Partners in 2010. He served as the president until 2016 when he joined Evergreen Healthcare Partners. He attended the University of Iowa College of Engineering where he obtained his Industrial Engineering degree with additional studies in Medical Systems.