AHRMM White Papers
White papers serve as resources for exploring and confronting the challenges and complexities faced in the supply chain field. AHRMM welcomes new additions to its library. In addition to white papers, AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) papers are included in the white paper repository. Note: viewing certain papers are a member-only benefit.
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August 15, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: White Paper
This AHRMM Fellow paper describes the development of a multidisciplinary and innovative product conversion process at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts, when the existing process for changing products was dysfunctional. Indeed, effective change management is critical to achieving successful outcomes. The paper will explore some of the reasons why change fails; including lack of healthy working relationships, failure to communicate effectively, lack of leadership, lack of commitment, and inadequate planning. By examining the background of DFCI, and its products and standards team in particular, this paper investigates the reasons why the current process of changing products was failing. The writer will take a particularly close look at the relationship between nursing and the supply chain. The included case studies review actual conversions—one before implementation of a new product conversion process and one after. The latter case study describes the tools and processes that helped make the product conversion successful, among them Lean tools to help map out original and current states and identify problem points. The resulting product conversion process is easy to follow and equally easy to implement. This paper is presented as a way of sharing a process and tool that are customizable for any organization.
July 18, 2016 | Content Areas: Logistics | Tags: Distribution, Inventory Management, MMIS | Formats: White Paper
This AHRMM Fellow paper explores nine different methods of replenishing a hospital storage area and compares and contrasts the steps nursing must progress through to retrieve the supplies they need for their patients. This paper will then compare and contrast the steps the Central Supply (CS) staff must follow to resupply/replenish each storage area. Additionally, this paper outlines the cost to equip a standard storage area with the requirements of each of the nine methods and will then point out some of the advantages and disadvantages of each of the nine methods and will then point out some of the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
July 07, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Cost Management, Pharmacy, Regulatory | Formats: White Paper
The purpose of this white paper is to prepare Supply Chain professionals to better understand how to support navigating some of the risks and opportunities inherent in participating in the 340B Drug Discount Program. Pharmacy and Finance need to be most familiar with the details of participation and compliancy, but Supply Chain professionals are also increasingly being expected to support an organization’s engagement in the program. This increased expectation is arising not only from growing responsibility for Pharmacy’s Supply Chain, but also due to products that Supply Chain may be ordering or managing that need to be accounted for under the program in order to remain compliant.
Free White Paper from Vizient - A New View: How Visibility Takes Your Supply Chain from Investment to ReturnJune 29, 2016 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, Purchased Services | Formats: White Paper
Vizient's primary research revealed that when working supply cost-reduction initiatives, 54 percent of your effort is spent investigating and prioritizing which opportunities to pursue — while only 16 percent is spent validating results. Vizient's new white paper discusses how leveraging new technology can bring extraordinary visibility to your initiatives while paving the way for your team to make reliable, data-based decisions for supply cost reduction.
March 28, 2016 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, Clinical Resource Management, CQO, Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: White Paper
As the healthcare landscape continues to shift, supply chain is increasingly becoming a focus for providers seeking financial sustainability. For supply chain to become a catalyst for organization – wide improvement, a systems perspective is needed. The Baldrige Excellence Framework is an evaluative tool to drive systems thinking across the organization. While the Framework is typically utilized to assess the performance of an entire organization, such as a healthcare provider, this paper explores the application of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to the healthcare supply chain as a unique entity. A brief overview and history of the Baldrige program will be provided, and then the paper will center on a discussion of how each of the seven criteria categories can be applied to the healthcare supply chain, and how the application of the criteria may yield supply chain results.
The white paper written as a recap of the 2015 Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, held in August 2015. The four-part paper presents a review of the CQO Movement, summarizes the presentation on the changes in the payer sector, and recaps discussions on the CQO from a physician perspective and on the leading indicators and role of the supply chain.
December 01, 2014 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, CQO | Formats: White Paper
The white paper written as a result of the AHRMM Executive Thought Leader Summit held during the AHRMM14 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.