Dollar General names head of its digital operations

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General has appointed its first-ever digital leader. The extreme-value discounter has appointed Rob Scruggs to the newly created position of chief digital and customer engagement officer. In this new role, Scruggs will lead the strategy for customer engagement, including digital experience and tools. Most recently, Scruggs served as global director of …

Health Dialog empowers patients and practitioners through SDM tool

BOSTON — Health Dialog, a leading provider of integrated population health management solutions for health plans, risk-bearing providers and self-insured employers, recently hosted a complimentary webinar where Peter Goldbach, the company’s chief medical officer and a national authority on SDM, provided strategic advice to help organizations execute effective shared decision making programs that reduce costs, improve …

Kids' High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked

MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 — One in every 30 children in the United States has high blood pressure. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help doctors screen children 3 years and older for the condition. “We are seeing it at far younger ages than we used to,” said Dr. Thomas Dispenza, …

Welsh primary care clusters need a 'major step-change', consultation report says

Source: Nick Treharne Mair Davies, RPS director for Wales, agreed that a step change is needed to accelerate the appropriate development of clusters Primary care clusters in Wales must see a “major step-change” if they are to deliver the Welsh government’s ambitions for primary care, a new report from the Welsh Assembly’s Health, Social Care …

10 Truths of OTC No. 5: The customer journey is in continual flux

Truth 4: The customer journey is in continual flux How consumers buy healthcare products is ever more complicated, with on- and offline channels proliferating. Traditional OTC thinking envisages consumers making purchase decisions at physical points of sale, but this reality is eroding. Offline still dominates, but online is growing fast. BI Intelligence suggests that online …

Health Tip: Sleep Train Your Baby

— Young infants need 12 to 15 hours of sleep a day, the National Sleep Foundation says. Ideally, those hours are consecutive. After your infant reaches 4 months or so, you can train baby to sleep at night and not during the day, the Foundation says. It offers this advice: Let baby learn to self-soothe.Put …

Pharmacies reviewing viability of shops and investing in online services as pharmacy cuts bite

Source: Shutterstock.com Is the pharmacy shop front succumbing to the combined pressures of government cuts to community pharmacy funding and a need to adapt to an increase in digitalisation? Pharmacy chains are reviewing their business plans and investing in online services and hub and spoke models to increase operational efficiency in the wake of government …

RPS to consult widely on future of pharmacy supervision

Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society RPS president Ash Soni, said his intention is to work “widely, deeply, and locally” to ensure that many views on the future of pharmacy supervision were heard, adding: “We may well work with technicians on this” The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is to consult with members, non-member pharmacists and possibly pharmacy …

Mondelez International announces leadership team changes

DEERFIELD, Ill. — This week Mondelez announced a shift in its leadership. Glen Walter has been named EVP and president North America beginning in November. Walter was previously the CEO of Coca-Cola Industries China. In joining Mondelez, he will now be leading the company’s $7 billion business in the United States and Canada, which includes …