IDG Contributor Network: How Amazon, Walgreens and Walmart are changing the landscape for online patient experience

As the cost of employer-provided healthcare breaches the $20,000 a year mark for a family of four, Walmart’s corporate slogan of “Save Money. Live Better” couldn’t be more ironic. Not surprising then, that the company launched a pilot to offer a range of healthcare services to Sam’s Club members to live up to the corporate slogan.

Around the same time, Amazon announced a telemedicine app for its Seattle employees. Large employers like Amazon and Apple have dipped their toes into offering primary through on-campus clinics, while Walmart and CVS have gone the route of providing primary care services through their physical footprint of stores across the nation.

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