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  • Achieving Supply Chain Integration Across a Merged Enterprise

    September 07, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Contracting, Distribution | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1

    Save time in the creation of an effective healthcare systems integration plan with best practices and lessons learned from other organizations.

  • Life in the Supply Chain: Key Principles of Lean Six Sigma

    August 30, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: Article

    We often hear about LSS as a concept. But how does it apply to our daily supply chain activities? I’ve outlined the key principles of LSS and how you can incorporate them into your department’s operations.

    By Alison Flynn Gaffney, SVP, Acurity, Inc., Nexera, Inc.

  • The Healthcare Supply Chain Leader of the Future

    August 30, 2017 | Content Areas: Professional Development, Strategic Planning | Tags: Asset Management | Formats: Article

    Organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain supply chain expertise and leadership, particularly as the delivery of healthcare grows increasingly complex and expands beyond the traditional hospital. In the last decade, supply chain has emerged “from the basement” to become a strategic management component within many progressive organizations. As today’s healthcare leaders continue to respond and adapt to a never-ending stream of changes, the supply chain programs within their organizations are increasingly viewed as strategic differentiators. Subsequently, the role and expectations for supply chain leadership continues to evolve, impacting the number of current and future leaders.      

    By AHRMM and The Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI)

  • Directing Your Supply Chain to Home

    August 29, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Construction | Formats: Article

    The continuum of the supply chain for healthcare has historically been siloed within each organization, separate from even a healthcare’s own entity. As the shift of patient care goes from an inpatient setting to outpatient, how are today’s healthcare organizations adjusting to this shift and creating an efficient and relatively seamless supply chain for customers, both separate outpatient entities and their patients?

    By Julie Brinegar, BSN, RN, CNOR, ACHE, Executive Director, Iowa City Ambulatory Surgical Center

  • 2017 AHRMM Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Report on Population Health Management

    July 24, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: CQO | Formats: Report/Study

    AHRMM assembled a task force comprised of experts in the fields of healthcare supply chain, finance, and value analysis to examine the current population health management landscape in order to determine what impact these programs are having on the physical and behavioral health of people and the financial health of hospitals, health systems, and other community-based health related organizations. In this report we present their findings, including insights from healthcare thought leaders, guiding principles for population health management success, and case studies documenting population health management programs across the six domains of care.

  • Baptist Health UDI Capture Work Group Case Study

    July 04, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Read how Baptist Health, an Arkansas-based, locally owned and managed, not-for-profit, and faith-based healthcare organization, worked on the project intended to integrate supply chain information across all systems into one point of entry, interface data to all systems that use that data, and then define the fields and the processes that use that data.

  • Supply Chain Disaster Preparedness Manual

    June 30, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: Tool

    Preparing for disasters is a much more difficult task than preparing for the day-to-day emergencies that a healthcare facility or system faces. Disaster preparation goes beyond the healthcare facility walls. It involves coordination with community partners and federal and state responders. Disaster preparation calls for everyone to work together for a common goal: to meet the needs of the community in a time of extreme devastation. This manual provides a framework for preparing for such a coordinated and collaborative response to a disaster.

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