August 14, 2019

1. VA, Defense Department to partner on medical supply ordering to cut waste, fraud Full story

2. 5 biggest FDA drug approvals of 2019 Full story

3. 11 vulnerabilities found in VxWorks operating system, affecting 2B medical devices Full story

4. The keys to achieving a sustainable future for value-based healthcare. Click here to read the white paper. 

5. Novartis names new scientific officer in wake of AveXis data scandal Full story

6. HHS drug-pricing adviser leaving Full story 

7. 5 Must Reads: 

  • How to accelerate and scale-up the widespread adoption of value-based care. Click here to read the white paper. 
  • Why 15 of the top 20 hospitals also appear in the top 20 ranking for orthopedics. Learn more
  • 40k people in the US died of an opioid overdose in 2016. Click here for a breakdown of best practices for the electronic prescribing of controlled substances. 
  • Digital transformation: How to modernize IT and enable efficient and effective care. Click here to read the white paper. 
  • How to navigate payer vaccination reimbursement — A roadmap for providers. Click here to read the free e-book. 

8. CHS faces $891M class-action lawsuit Full story 

9. Uber Health partners with transportation management company Full story

10. Illinois is 1st state to require insurers to cover EpiPens for kids Full story

11. How The Polyclinic streamlined its supply chain. Click here to read the success story.  

12. How Hospital for Special Surgery prescribed 500K fewer opioid pills in 18 months Full story

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