Digital First – Why It’s Essential

Author Lee Peterson EVP, Thought Leadership & Marketing WD Partners December 1997, a vivid memory. I spent a lot of time setting up a PC and modem the previous month and now, in what seemed amazing at the time, I was Christmas shopping. One present, done. Two. Three. The whole list. Back then, the choices...

It’s Time to Get Real About Consumerism in Healthcare

Author Dan Stanek Executive Vice President WD Partners The following is an excerpt from our newest H&W POV. The full version can be downloaded here. We are at the precipice of exponential change in healthcare. The rising convergence of advances in technology, medical science, and an increasing demand for health-related products and services coupled with...

Growing Up Fast

The New Healthcare Ecosystem


Author Dan Stanek Executive Vice President WD Partners COVID as the Spark As the world knows, the ongoing situation surrounding COVID-19 is making transformative waves across all industries from recreation to retail to restaurants. Commercial systems have been forced to reevaluate and restructure their business models to remain relevant in this new era where the...

Retail Healthcare is Here

Author Dan Stanek Executive Vice President WD Partners CVS announces 1,500 HealthHub locations. Walmart pilots Walmart Health. Walmart has nearly 5,000 locations (US). After initial testing in 20 stores, Walgreens expands primary care clinic test to 700 locations, which is to say; it’s working. What was once a minor threat to healthcare systems —a test...

It’s Time to Reimagine the Dental Experience

Author Dan Stanek Executive Vice President WD Partners Consumerism has been traveling its way across healthcare to all tentacles of the industry. The provider/doctor-led ways of the past have finally moved toward putting the people in control. More comfortable and interesting waiting lounges, customer-friendly appointment times, virtual healthcare. All of these things have made life...