Below are five of the top supply chain stories published by Becker’s Hospital Review in December, beginning with the most popular:
1. Kentucky hospital supply manager charged with stealing supplies, selling them online
A supply manager at a Kentucky hospital was charged Dec. 17 with stealing medical supplies from the hospital and selling them online.
2. Common hospital device could be a terror threat, LA Times reports
Many hospitals still use a device that experts say poses a major threat to public safety, particularly if it gets into the hands of a terrorist.
3. Walgreens, Kroger form GPO
Walgreens Boots Alliance and Kroger said Dec. 10 they are forming a new group purchasing organization called the Retail Procurement Alliance.
4. J&J now sole owner of Verb Surgical after buying out Verily
Johnson & Johnson is now the sole owner of Verb Surgical, a devicemaker it created in collaboration with Verily in 2015.
Dexcom’s chief technology officer told CNBC the company knew its continuous blood sugar monitors — used by diabetic patients to track their blood sugar levels — weren’t sending users alerts right away when the company experienced a service outage over the weekend, but was “ill-equipped” to alert users.
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