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Subject: Medtronic to lay off 185 employees | Price: NIH developing 'addiction vaccine' to curb opioid abuse | US News releases Best Hospital rankings | 5 strategies for successful supply chain management
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August 9, 2017
1. Medtronic to lay off 185 employees  Full story

2. US News releases 2017-18 Best Hospital rankings  Full story
3. White House points to law enforcement as solution for opioid epidemic; Price says NIH creating addiction vaccine - 5 key takeaways  3 latest FDA approvals Full story

4. Are you vulnerable to cyber criminals? Microsoft Cloud solutions protects data for 1 billion customers, and they can protect your patients too     

5. The key to a connected future: How to break down silos and promote a culture of interoperability Download the report

6. 5 strategies for successful supply chain management            Full story
7. Siemens to update software in medical scanners to fix cybersecurity flaws          
8. Don't fall into 3rd party network contracts that lower reimbursement - here's what to avoid  
9. 4 latest FDA approvals  Full story
10. Stool softeners recalled over bacterial contamination         Full story
11. Alabama hospital to close after 60 years Full story

12. 10 best and worst states for healthcare 

Call for submissions - "Supply chain tip of the week": If you would like to contribute a tip, insight or best practice related to improving the hospital supply chain, please email Mackenzie Bean at  

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