February 26, 2019

Around the nation: Drug disposal locations are coming to Google Maps

Daily Briefing

    Google is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration, HHS, CVS, Walgreens, and state governments to show drug disposal locations in Google Maps, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Connecticut, and Colorado.

    • California: In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, Google is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration, HHS, CVS, Walgreens, and state governments to show drug disposal locations in Google Maps. Users will be able to search "drug drop off near me" or "medication disposal near me" to find permanent disposal spots (Tobin, USA Today, 2/21; Birnbaum, The Hill, 2/21).

    • Connecticut: Yale New Haven Health will partner with WILL Interactive, a learning simulation developer, to create an interactive harassment, sexual harassment, and abusive conduct tool to combat sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace. The tool will allow staff members to view movies, as well as experience simulated harassment situations, make decisions in those situations, and see the consequences of those decisions (Gooch, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/22).

    • Colorado: Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo has named Leslie Barnes as CEO. Barnes is the first female CEO in the hospital's history. Barnes most recently served as SVP and COO of the hospital and previously worked as the hospital's CFO (Vaidya, Becker's Hospital Review, 2/22).

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