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Exclusive webinar: The Role of Telehealth in Retail Healthcare, presented by DSN/CCA

BY DSN STAFF

More and more, retail pharmacies and retail clinics are leveraging telehealth solutions to both expand the scope of care they provide as well as expand patient access to high quality, low cost health care.

To help key healthcare stakeholders and industry professionals keep up with the latest thinking in how telehealth is helping to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare in America, Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Aassociation will host the exclusive webinar, “The Role of Telehealth in Retail Healthcare,” on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Presented by Tobias Barker, VP, medical operations, MinuteClinic, the webinar — part of the six-part, DSN/CCA Retail Healthcare Webinar Series — will explore the use of telehealth in retail-based clinics and retail settings and provide expert analysis of the regulatory landscape and the implications related to deploying a telehealth solution. From in-store health stations, to innovative point-of-care cloud-based testing tools and more, telehealth is allowing patients/consumers to access comprehensive, high-quality healthcare and health information in convenient locations. As with many new entrants into healthcare, regulations regarding telehealth and telehealth services are appearing in every state and are ripe with the possibility for unintended consequences for providers. Click to register.

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

"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," said Tine Hansen-Turton, executive director of the Convenient Care Association.

Moderated by Drug Store News editor Rob Eder, the DSN/CCA Retail Healthcare Webinar Series, kicks off Tuesday, November 3, and includes —

  • Integrated Health Care Throughout the Store, 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, presented by Bob Darin, VP, enterprise analytics, CVS Health.
  • Partnerships in Population Health, presented by Patrick Carroll, MD, medical director for Walgreens Health Care Clinic.
  • Chronic Care and Retail Health, presented by Eileen Myers, MPH, RDN, VP, affiliations and patient-centered strategies, The Little Clinic.      
  • Emerging Payment Models, presented by S. Lawrence Kocot, principal and national leader of the Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight, KPMG.

The DSN/CCA Retail Healthcare Webinar Series runs through December, with archived sessions available for one year at DrugStoreNews.com. For the complete webinar schedule, detailed session descriptions and registration information, click here

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Daily Diversion: Larry David for president?

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Last week, the Internet noted that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to “Seinfeld” co-creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Larry David’s impression of George Steinbrenner. As if to prove that it has its finger on the pulse, “Saturday Night Live” tapped David to play Sanders in the cold open to Saturday’s episode that parodied last week’s Democratic presidential debate, which is embedded above.

“I don’t have a super PAC. I don’t even have a backpack,” David said as Sanders. “I carry my stuff around loose in my arms like a professor between classes.”

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Ahold USA earns 2015 Green Power Leadership Award

BY Michael Johnsen

CARLISLE, Pa. – Ahold USA announced Monday that it has received a 2015 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which recognizes the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. 
 
“Ahold USA and our retail divisions are committed to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, with the goals to reduce our carbon footprint 20% by the end of this year and to achieve zero waste companywide by 2020,” stated Marissa Nelson, SVP responsible retailing, Ahold USA. “Thank you to the EPA for recognizing our efforts to build more efficient stores and implement resources that enable us to generate renewable energy. This is an important component of our commitment to being a better and greener neighbor to the communities where we operate.”
 
EPA presented Ahold USA with a Green Power Purchasing Award at the 2015 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Arlington, Va. Combined, Ahold USA and its four regional Divisions – Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle – are using enough green power to meet 8% of its electricity use.
 
Ahold USA was one of only 11 organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award for its green power purchase. The award recognizes EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through purchases of green power from a utility green power product, a power purchase agreement, or a renewable energy certificate product. Ahold USA businesses are currently purchasing nearly 149 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, and is buying renewable energy certificates from 3Degrees. In addition, Ahold USA is generating nearly nine million kWh annually from an on-site solar energy system.
 
“EPA is pleased to recognize Ahold USA with a Green Power Purchasing Award for its exceptional commitment to buying green power and reducing carbon pollution associated with its electricity use,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "In doing so, Ahold USA is taking action to address climate change, and we encourage other organizations to do the same.”
 
According to the EPA, Ahold USA’s current green power use of nearly 158 million kWh is equivalent to the electricity use of nearly 15,000 average American homes annually.
 
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