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DSN, Convenient Care Association team up to offer Retail Healthcare Webinar Series

BY DSN STAFF

Drug Store News and The Convenient Care Association will present The Retail Healthcare Webinar Series, a new educational forum specifically tailored to healthcare key stakeholders and professionals in the retail health industry, beginning this month.

Featuring six sessions presented by leaders from all sectors of health care, and focused on the latest information about how retail health is currently revolutionizing the delivery of care and how it will evolve even further in the future, the jointly produced DSN/CCA Retail Healthcare Webinar series kicks off Oct. 28. The lineup of sessions include:

  • The role of telehealth in retail health care: Oct. 28, presented by Tobias Barker, VP medical operations, MinuteClinic.
  • Integrated health care throughout the store: Nov. 3, presented by Web Golinkin, CEO Rite Aid Rediclinic and Health Dialog.
  • Harnessing big data to support quality improvement, planning, population health management and cost effectiveness: Nov. 11, presented by Bob Darin, VP enterprise analytics, CVS Health.
  • Partnerships in population health: Nov. 18, presented by Patrick Carroll, MD, medical director, Walgreens Health Care Clinic.
  • Chronic care and retail health: Dec. 1, presented by Eileen Myers, MPH, RDN, VP affiliations and patient-centered strategies, The Little Clinic.
  • Emerging payment models: Dec. 9, presented by S. Lawrence Kocot, principal and national leader of the Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight at KPMG.

Drug Store News editor Rob Eder will moderate the series.

“Retail health clinics within traditional retail chain drug stores have become a critical boardroom conversation and key platform to transform traditional brick-and-mortar into integrated healthcare providers,” said Drug Store News group publisher Wayne Bennett.

“This educational platform is unique because the webinars are specifically designed for healthcare leadership and professionals, and showcase the value proposition of the retail health industry,” added Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association.

The Retail Healthcare Webinar Series is sponsored by VaxServe, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Meda Pharmaceuticals and Contour Next Blood Glucose Monitoring System.

“At Meda, we are committed to helping patients with respiratory diseases, such as asthma and allergies,” said Stuart Loesch, SVP sales and marketing for Meda. “Part of this commitment consists of outreach to healthcare professionals and patients to ensure proper education about the disease and treatments so that patients can live happier, healthier lives. As more and more patients are seeking treatment through retail clinics, Meda is proud to be partnering with the retail clinic industry and supporting activities like the DSN/CCA Webinar series that helps educate communities about the value the clinics play in their neighborhoods.”

The series runs from October through December, and archived recordings of the sessions will be made available for a limited time. For more information, including detailed session descriptions and how to register, visit DrugStoreNews.com/article/retailhealthcarewebinar.

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BY Dave Wendland

Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Perhaps I’m hyper-aware of leadership styles. Our company has been undertaking a project to identify future leaders and position our organization for continued growth. You certainly cannot turn on a news network without commentary regarding the slate of presidential candidates and their various leadership styles. And within our industry we have witnessed changing of the guards at a number of corporations.

As I thought about this blog, I decided to look at leadership through the eyes of my six-year-old great-niece, Grace. Surprisingly, there are many parallels between the leaders she encounters each day and those we may work with. And then for some provocation, I’ve classified several presidential candidates in a similar manner.

Parental leader
Although parents themselves can take any number of leadership styles, I’m going to use my nephew and his wife as examples. They are instructive but not domineering. They set good examples and establish some parameters, but then let their two girls learn right and wrong on their own. I would say they encourage independence while stepping in when necessary.

Perhaps surprisingly, I believe Hillary Clinton expresses a parental leadership style. Similar to Jeb Bush, both candidates use examples as guideposts in their leadership.

Guiding/supportive leader
For my great niece, this is her swim instructor. The instructor is a compassionate, understanding, and encouraging woman. She has provided Grace and her fellow swimmers with the tools and skills necessary to continually reach toward the next goal. And along the way, the swim instructor is offering the kids lessons and experiences that will shape how they react in certain circumstances (goal setting, dealing with disappointment, and encouraging others to succeed).

Perhaps it is his medical background, but Dr. Ben Carson has consistently demonstrated a guiding and steady hand while leading others. Marco Rubio, I believe, is also a supportive leader displaying a high degree of empathy.

Dictatorial leader
The individual who embodies this leadership style is often telling people what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and literally making all of the decisions. In Grace’s world, this is her teacher. Although respected, this leader does not freely promote collaboration or negotiation. As a very free-spirited little girl, Grace is sometimes frustrated by not having the opportunity to do something her way rather than the dictated path.

From my observances during this early-stage election race, I place Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina into this leadership camp. Both are highly driven individuals with a very purposeful approach to leading.

Transformational leader
From what I hear from my great niece, this describes her principal to a tee. He is a visionary with countless stories that motivate and ignite the children about the future of their school, their path to learning, and their self-worth.

Chris Christie seems to embody many of the transformational leadership traits and appears sincere in his efforts to effect change. I would also characterize John Kasich and Bernie Sanders as transformational leaders.

Different situations may call for different leadership styles. Although the ideal leader may be an amalgamation of all styles into one, that is simply not possible. Whatever style you currently employ or are striving to become, remember to remain genuine, consistent, and focused.


Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland, a 20-plus year retail industry veteran, is a popular presenter and discussion facilitator available to speak at corporate and association events on a variety of retail-related topics. HRG is a research, marketing and category management firm specializing in consumer health care at retail. Product manufacturers, healthcare distributors, retailers, technology partners and others rely on HRG for strategic and creative solutions to help build their business. Learn more at hamacher.com.

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