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  1. Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own
    With Salt Lake City’s Intermountain Healthcare at the helm, about 300 hospitals across the country are working together to launch a non-profit generic drug company. Frustrated by ongoing drug shortages and price hikes, healthcare leaders have had enough and have signed on a team of high-profile advisers to help.  The New York Times  
  2. Make No Mistake
    A group of Toronto hospitals have banded together to implement the Caring Safely initiative which aims to reduce to zero the number of preventable harmful events in their facilities. Learn more about program components including protocol bundles and safety huddles which the organizations have employed as they have worked to establish a culture characterized by transparency, collaboration and mutual respect. UofT Magazine 
  3. Reduce Nurse Stress and Reduce Medical Errors
    Clinician burnout, caregiver support, and cyberbullying are trending topics in the nursing world. Here’s a trio of articles from HealthLeaders Media that describe these issues and suggest how addressing them head on could translate into improved care for patients. PSQH