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  1. Supply chain tip of the day: A focus on supply delivery mode can generate significant savings

    Optimizing the way products are received and stored is a key strategy hospitals can use to contain distribution costs, eliminate waste, free up storage and reduce touches by staff throughout the supply chain, according to Matt Bruggeman, director of solutions development for the Presource Products and Services business at Cardinal Health
  2. Optimize supply delivery mode to cut waste, maximize storage, save money

    Supply chain management costs consistently rank as a top expense for hospitals and health systems — prompting leaders to be on the lookout for new ways to save money.  
  3. 'Enough is enough': Strike on for 500 St. Joseph and Redwood Memorial hospital employees

    About 500 employees at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna, Calif., and St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, Calif., will walk off the job  Nov. 20, according to the Times-Standard.

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  1. Walmart to expand standalone health center model, CEO says

    Walmart opened its first freestanding health center in September, and the retail giant is planning to open several more, President and CEO Doug McMillon said in management's commentary accompanying Walmart's third-quarter results.
  2. Investment bank sues Georgia hospital for $4.7M in unpaid fees

    Healthcare investment banker Cain Brothers recently filed a lawsuit against DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga., claiming the hospital owes more than $4.7 million in financial advisory fees associated with the hospital's merger with Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, according to
  3. Intermountain CMIO: How interoperability bridges gaps in knowledge, decision support to improve patient care

    Stan Huff, MD, chief medical informatics officer at Intermountain Healthcare, discusses the Salt Lake City-based health system's approach to interoperability and how to apply it beyond data sharing.
  4. FDA slams Dollar Tree for selling potentially dangerous drugs

    Dollar Tree received and sold over-the-counter drugs produced by foreign drugmakers that routinely violated federal law, according to a Nov. 14 warning letter from the FDA.

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  1. KLAS: Remote patient monitoring technologies meeting new needs for hospitals

    Hospitals seeking to implement remote patient monitoring technologies are looking for vendors who can offer patient-centric software and solutions that engage the patient in their own care, according to a recent KLAS Research report.
  2. Drugmakers could lose $1T in sales and still be most profitable industry, analysis finds

    All brand-name drugmakers could collectively lose more than $1 trillion and the pharmaceutical industry would still be the most profitable sector, according to an analysis published Nov. 14 by West Health Policy Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.
  3. More than 1 in 5 RNs have a second nursing job, survey finds

    Many U.S. nurses are holding down multiple jobs, according to a new survey from AMN Healthcare.
  4. Boulder Community Health CIO: Demand excellence from your team and 'take extremely good care of them'

    As vice president and CIO, Michael Jefferies spearheaded Boulder (Colo.) Community Health's recent EHR transition to Epic.

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  1. Global 'Innovation Cities' index: NYC tops list

    New York City is the most innovative city in the world, according to 2thinknow's annual analysis, which also saw San Francisco drop several spots due to the ongoing housing crisis and controversies associated with the many tech companies headquartered there.
  2. States ranked by rate of youth affected by the opioid crisis

    West Virginia has the highest rate of children affected by the opioid epidemic, with 54 of every 1,000 children in the state affected in 2017, according to a Nov. 13 report from United Hospital Fund and Boston Consulting Group.  
  3. Dexcom CEO: The integration of healthcare data is 'the next frontier'

    The future of healthcare will be shaped by the industry's use of data, Kevin Sayer, CEO of Dexcom, a maker of continuous glucose monitoring systems, told CNBC's Jim Cramer.
  4. Indiana HIEs consolidate to become sole provider of HIE services statewide 

    Indiana Health Information Exchange and Michiana Health Information Network will integrate their services and operations to provide health information exchange support across Indiana, according to a Nov. 14 news release.
  5. Every board should include a marketing leader — here's why

    Though chief marketing officers are traditionally overlooked to fill openings on corporate boards, their singular consumer-centric expertise makes them an invaluable asset to any board, The Wall Street Journal reports.
  6. Microsoft AI, research head steps down

    Harry Shum, PhD, executive vice president of Microsoft's artificial intelligence and research group since its founding in 2016, will leave the company in early 2020, CNBC reports.
  7. Impeachment hearings cost businesses $2B an hour

    Executive outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas estimates that the distraction of the impeachment hearings will cost businesses about $2.1 billion an hour, Fast Company reports.
  8. Moody's chief economist: Numbers check out on Warren's 'Medicare for All' funding plan

    Despite openly disagreeing with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's single-payer healthcare plan, Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi says the numbers check out, and the Democratic presidential candidate's plan is fully financed without adding a new tax on the middle class, according to an op-ed he wrote for CNN Business.
  9. Virginia Tech to create biomedical research lab at Children's National Hospital

    Virginia Tech will establish a pediatric biomedical research lab on the new innovation campus at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., the first campus of its kind for pediatric research.

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