Supply chain professionals throughout the industry are continually developing and implementing creative solutions to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. AHRMM, with over 4,200 members, provides a dynamic forum for this collective intelligence to be shared. As healthcare organizations continue to be challenged, AHRMM recognizes the need for even greater collaboration. It is with this in mind that AHRMM created The Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation. AHRMM is asking professionals of healthcare organizations to submit innovative ideas and concepts that they have implemented with demonstrated positive results in the healthcare supply chain. The goal of this award is not only to recognize a healthcare organization and team for implementing leading innovation but also to share the submissions with the AHRMM membership through the Knowledge Center on AHRMM's website.
It is important to note that innovation has different meanings to different people. At AHRMM we look at innovation on a continuum, from the radically innovative to the less complicated process improvement. All of these innovations have value when shared with other supply chain professionals to help the advancement of the field and contribute to quality, cost-effective patient care. We encourage you to share your organization's innovations or notify us of your supply chain colleagues who are doing innovative programs within their organizations.
Applications may be submitted by an individual, on behalf of a team, who is currently employed by or in a healthcare facility. Members of the Selection Panel and their organizations are not eligible.AWARD
The Award will be presented on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the opening general session of the Annual Conference and Exhibition (AHRMM13) to be held in San Diego, California, July 28-31. The Award recipient will receive the following:
Two additional submissions will receive special recognition in an article in AHRMM's newsletter and on the Knowledge Center of AHRMM's website.
All complete entries will be reviewed and shared with the AHRMM members though the website's Knowledge Center if deemed appropriate by the Selection Panel.
REQUIREMENTS OF WINNER
The appropriate individual representing the healthcare organization and team selected for the leading innovation will be expected to:
Each entry must be completed according to the guidelines. Only one entry can be submitted from any single healthcare facility, although multiple entries can be submitted from a healthcare system as long as each entry is for a separate facility.
All applications and information supplied for this award will remain strictly confidential. Do not submit original materials. By submitting an entry, all individuals and organizations named in the application agree to release their names, likenesses and all of the submitted materials for publication at any time by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and/or the American Hospital Association (AHA).
TOOLS USED IN IMPLEMENTATION
Submissions including tools (i.e. templates, spreadsheets, etc.) must follow the General Rules and Guidelines below. There is no limit on the number submitted per application as long as the tools are transportable to other facilities, systems, etc. Tools must be emailed to AHRMM at firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails with tools must include your name and a brief description of the tool's relevance to the entry.ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING VISUAL DOCUMENTATION
Each submission may include up to three (3) additional visual data/documents supporting the project/initiative. Visual data and documentation can include charts, graphs, photos, drawings, floor plans, maps, etc. If your submission includes any visual documentation, please note the following:
GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
All submission must be received by April 15. NO DEADLINE EXTENSIONSELECTION PROCESS
All submissions will be reviewed by AHRMM staff to verify completeness. An independent Selection Panel of professionals associated with the healthcare resource and materials management field will judge all entries solely based on the information provided. The Selection Panel will evaluate submissions on the following criteria:
All information provided as part of the application must be verifiable. If the nominated project/initiative is considered, the individual nominee or a team representative may be asked to participate in a formal interview with all or part of the Selection Panel to discuss and/or explain the project/initiative. For examples of previous year's top submissions, click here.
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You must complete all sections of the application providing a concise but detailed answer to each question. All information provided will be used for the preparation of award(s). Be sure that all information is accurate.1. Please provide a Title.
Are you an AHRMM member?
Credentials/Certification(s) of Entrant
Number of Full Time Equivalent Employees in Your Department
Number of Employees on Your Team
Number of Licensed Beds
Click here to see previous year’s top submission.