Top 5 healthcare supply chain stories of 2019

Here are the five most popular supply chain stories published by Becker's Hospital Review in 2019:

1. Amazon now sells hospital rooms: 5 notes
Hospitals, health systems and businesses can now purchase a hospital room on Amazon.

2. How this nurse helped a New Jersey hospital save $30K annually
A New Jersey hospital is saving up to $30,000 annually thanks to one nurse's creative idea to reduce waste.

3. How Bon Secours Mercy Health saved $2.1M in 1 week
Bon Secours Mercy Health, a recently merged 48-hospital system based in Cincinnati, was able to drive $2.1 million in savings in its supply chain in one week, the health system announced in July. 

4. Amazon's healthcare supply chain push is losing steam, survey suggests
Amazon's entry into the healthcare supply chain — namely its push to distribute medical supplies and equipment  — has lost momentum, according to Bloomberg, which cited a survey conducted by investment banking company UBS Group.

5. 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America, rated by GHX
Several big-name health systems in the U.S. made the Global Health Exchange's annual list of 50 best healthcare supply chains in North America.

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