Health care news from around the web: Sept. 2 – 6, 2019

Written on Sep 04, 2019

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ex-OSU president form nonprofit to get opioid settlement money for hospitals
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee are starting a nonprofit to advocate for hospitals to get potential settlement money from thousands of lawsuits filed over the nation’s opioid epidemic.

How innovation is playing a key role in the future of health care
Innovation has become a major focus as health care organizations seek new ways to ensure quality and patient safety, improve access to care, increase efficiency, eliminate waste, lower costs and improve patient outcomes. Health care innovations range from small changes that improve methods to major shifts affecting the entire industry. 

Opinion: That beloved hospital? It’s driving up health care costs
It’s easy to criticize pharmaceutical and insurance companies. But we spend much more on hospitals.

Walmart tests dentistry and mental care as it moves deeper into primary health
Walmart is opening up a new health clinic, called Walmart Health, in Georgia. The company has previously opened clinics inside retail locations in Texas, South Carolina and Georgia. At the new clinic, the company will offer hearing tests, 60-minute counseling sessions and vision tests.

Tech Corner – Google to use recycled materials in all hardware by 2022
The company's sustainability pledge will also extend to product shipping. By 2020, 100% of all hardware deliveries to customers will be carbon neutral.

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