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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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  • Achieving Excellence in Health Care Supply Chain Logistics

    July 01, 2019 | Content Areas: Logistics | Formats: White Paper

    This paper will focus on three areas that are thought to be key components for a strong logistics program. Those are improving visibility, enhancing delivery options, and actionable analytics. Based on this information, prioritizing logistics for both process improvements and as a cost savings initiative is important. Choosing the right partner to help navigate the complexities of a total logistics overhaul can help alleviate some of the concerns while also driving substantial savings.

  • Concord Hospital Supply Chain Management’s Journey to ISO 9001 Certification

    July 01, 2019 | Content Areas: Technology | Formats: White Paper

    This paper will share Concord Hospital’s journey to ISO 9001 certification, define the quality management system (QMS), the six key policies of the QMS and outline the key components of each of those policies as they relate to supply chain. Lastly, this paper explores how it all ties into the Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.

  • Implementing RFID in the Medical Device Supply Chain: The Journey at BJC HealthCare

    August 21, 2018 | Formats: White Paper

    The lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility in the medical device channel contributes to an estimated five billion dollars ($5B) of inventory waste for the U.S. health system today. (PNC Healthcare and GHX, 2011) RFID is a key technology that is enabling health systems, distributors and manufactures to partner together to remove this waste. Successful implementation of RFID in a healthcare delivery organization takes careful planning, execution, and change management agility.

    This paper explores the RFID implementation journey at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, MO and the corresponding lessons learned, and value gained through achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility.

    By Stephen A. Kiewiet, CMRP, FAHRMM, Chief Commercial Officer at Intalere

  • Supply Chain: Collaborating with Clinicians to Support Safe Patient Care

    August 21, 2018 | Formats: White Paper

    Today hospitals and health care organizations are looking to health care supply chain professionals to help support patient care activities. No longer is the supply chain department and its staff relegated to a purely operational position of providing inventory and stocking.  The supply chain now has a voice at the table with representation on committees and working quality improvement projects. With collaboration, there is a major fiscal, administrative, and operational role to play.  This supply chain role allows for an interprofessional partnership with clinicians working for improved patient outcomes.

    By Colleen Cusick, DNP, MBA, RN, CMRP, FAHRMM, Materials Management Department, The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

  • Preparing Supply Chain to Meet Meaningful Use

    August 08, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: UDI | Formats: White Paper

    This AHRMM Fellow paper will define the regulation and explore how a supply chain department can support their organization in meeting this aspect of the regulations. Understanding the alphabet soup of acronyms that is Unique Device Identifier (UDI), their meaning, how to understand and read the standardized labeling are crucial first steps. Organizations should able to identify what defines an implant. Recognizing why is there a need to capture barcode information and have that information recorded in a patient’s record will improve continuity of care.

  • Grady Health System’s Transformation from Traditional Value Analysis to Value Based Product Selection

    March 06, 2017 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference | Formats: White Paper

    This case study provides a review of Grady Health System’s transformation from traditional Value Analysis Joint Product Review Team structure to Value Based Selection Committees which promote shared governance including system wide physicians and executives focusing on full integration of cost, quality, outcome (CQO) analysis to ensure selection of products offering the greatest overall value for cost reduction and improvement of outcomes.

  • Leveraging Millennials and Technology to Weather the Perfect Storm

    October 19, 2016 | Content Areas: Finance | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Cost Management, CQO, Inventory Management | Formats: White Paper

    To develop larger savings opportunities, supply chain must expand the use of supply utilization analysis and alignment. This requires effectively and collaboratively using real-time, granular usage data, acquired through electronic technology such as barcode and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID). Understanding and engaging Millennials’ unique attitudes and capabilities, especially their technology orientation, and successfully integrating these with Baby Boomer attributes, will enable supply chain to leverage the new workforce culture through the increased use of electronic technology to shift the cost savings paradigm to supply utilization alignment. Through this synergy, supply chain can drive significant savings to help their facilities weather the perfect storm of declining revenues and increasing costs.

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