AHRMM18 CQO Summit White Paper
CQO and The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain
2018 AHRMM CQO Summit:
Each year at the annual AHRMM Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, participants throughout the health care field come together to share their knowledge, leading practices and ideas on supply chain’s role in delivering higher quality care at a more affordable cost. The CQO Summit discussions, in turn, inform the next year’s CQO report, which guides the development of the agenda for that year’s Summit.
Since the launch of the AHRMM CQO Movement, this iterative process has inspired supply chain leaders to expand their thinking, collaborate cross-functionally throughout their organizations and with clinical and business partners, and push the boundaries of their work to support both better health and patient care across the entire patient journey.
The clinically integrated supply chain was the focus of this year’s CQO Summit, which was held on Monday, August 13, 2018, during the AHRMM18 Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. The AHRMM Clinical Integration Task Force has defined clinical integration in terms of the health care supply chain as follows:
“An interdisciplinary partnership to deliver patient care with the highest value (high quality, best outcomes and minimal waste at the lowest cost of care) that is achieved through assimilation and coordination of clinical and supply chain knowledge, data, and leadership toward care across the continuum that is safe, timely, evidence-based, efficient, equitable and patient-focused.”
The 2018 AHRMM CQO Summit featured the introduction of the AHRMM Clinical Integration Task Force report, presentations, a roundtable and panel discussions. The central focus was on clinician engagement in CQO initiatives, including the challenges that health system and supply chain leaders must overcome in order to gain the trust and support of the clinical community. This report summarizes the summit presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that took place.
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