Walmart Abandons Health Care Plans, As Retailers Struggle With Their Home-Based Care Strategies

Health care is hard – an idea reinforced this week when Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced the abandonment of its previously grand health care ambitions. There may be a day when the country’s largest retailers, including Walmart, become major players in home-based care delivery, but today is not that day. And other recent developments suggest tomorrow […]

Best Buy Health Partners With Mass General Brigham, Enters Into Medicare-Certified Home Health Care

Best Buy Health is teaming up with yet another health system to help augment home-based care services. What’s of note, however, is that in Best Buy Health’s partnership with Mass General Brigham, it will also be aiding in the Medicare-certified home health arena. The two organizations announced the collaboration Wednesday. In addition to a home […]

Walgreens, CVS Health Are Banking On Home-Based Care

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) has invested a boatload of money into health care services and home-based care over the last three years. On Oct. 23, however, it will have a new leader. That change could affect the retailer’s home-based care plans, but maybe not in the way some expect. If anything, Walgreens will be […]

Best Buy Expands At-Home Care Efforts With Geisinger

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is growing its at-home care efforts once again, this time through an expansion of its partnership with Geisinger Health System. In July of 2022, Best Buy began leveraging its Geek Squad to help Geisinger better care for chronically ill patients in the home. Geisinger’s ConnectedCare365 initiative was first launched in 2021, […]

How Home-Based Care Became Table Stakes For CVS, Walgreens, Amazon

Last December, I wrote about the “retail giants ready to disrupt home-based care.” Though confident in my hypothesis that these larger companies – CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) – were going to enter further into the home-based care space, I was not under the […]