August 7, 2019

1. Mercy Iowa City worker donates old hospital linen to make items for needy Full story

2. How US-China trade tensions are affecting the medical device industry Full story

3. Hundreds sickened by duodenoscopes: Experts demand change Full story

4. The evolution of freight management: How hospitals can save more on shipping, transportation. Learn more

5. Walgreens to close 200 US stores Full story

6. IBM releases new blockchain network to improve supply chain Full story 

7. 5 Must Reads: 

  • Read about 3 unique perspectives on the justification of faster susceptibility results to improve quality metrics.
  • How The Polyclinic streamlined its supply chain. Click here to read the success story.
  • A roadmap to better population health management through improved adult immunization. Click here to read the free e-book. 
  • A guideline for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances. Click here to read the white paper. 
  • How St. Luke's in Idaho yielded big savings through ED care collaboration. Click here to read the white paper. 

8. Hospitals can expect to spend 4.57% more on drugs in 2020 Full story 

9. FDA threatens legal action against Novartis for error-filled Zolgensma application Full story

10. 10 best, worst states for healthcare in 2019, ranked by WalletHub Full story

11. The overlooked key to safe medical device reprocessing? Water quality. Attend this webinar to learn how poor water can contribute to poor care outcomes.

12. Amazon's PillPack battling CVS, Walgreens over patient prescriptions transfers Full story

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