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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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.
October 01, 2014 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Contracting, Purchased Services, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers | Formats: White Paper
As the pressures of reform continue to squeeze healthcare organizations, many are rushing into outsource relationships without fully understanding the benefits and risks associated with this type of business model. This AHRMM Fellow paper presents a case study illustration of one organization's journey through an outsource implementation. Through a consolidation of lessons learned, standard protocols for ongoing vendor relationship and performance management are established.
May 19, 2014 | Content Areas: Logistics | Tags: Distribution, Inventory Management, Shipping and Receiving | Formats: White Paper
A review of inventory distribution methods utilized throughout healthcare including advantages, disadvantages, and considerations of best practice to assist with the selection of the correct method to be used in managing variable need supplies for a busy remote GI Lab.
December 02, 2013 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference, Reimbursement, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers | Formats: White Paper
This white paper was written as a result of the AHRMM Executive Thought Leader Forum held during the AHRMM13 Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif. The paper presents healthcare supply chain tools and strategies for navigating the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement, and explores new initiatives designed to advance the supply chain from a transactional program to a strategic contributor to organizational success.
March 08, 2013 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Change Management, Contracting, Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: White Paper
The AHRMM Fellow paper describes the steps taken to change the hierarchical management style to a team-based work culture, the actions taken to implement lean tools, and the wins achieved by the team.