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  • HIMSS18: The Leading Health Information and Technology Conference

    March 05, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, UDI | Formats: Event

    Where the World Connects for Health

    March 5–9, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV │ Venetian – Palazzo – Sands Expo Center

    The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world to gain the education, innovation and collaboration they need to continue to transform health and healthcare through IT all year long – all at one time, all in one place. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and solutions, and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs include keynotes, thought leader sessions, general education sessions, roundtable discussions, and preconference symposia and workshops. The HIMSS18 exhibit floor features more than 1,300 leading health IT vendors, along with one-stop specialty exhibit areas and more than 200 education sessions. Attendees will also enjoy hundreds of special programs and networking events, and endless opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues.

  • Best Guesses Don't Cut it in Healthcare

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management | Formats: Article

    In a large academic medical center like The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), not having the correct supplies at the right time can have a clear and direct impact on patient care—inventory tracking and replenishment systems based on “best guesses” and estimates just won’t cut it.

    Author: Charles Hodge, President and CEO, BlueBin, Inc.

  • Keys to Successfully Managing and Maintaining a Clinically-Integrated Supply Chain

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Cost Management, CQO, Inventory Management | Formats: Article

    Collecting and analyzing data has been a top priority for the healthcare supply chain in recent years. Health systems have been on a quest to find the right data. Data with the power to unveil some of the long-elusive mysteries behind supply usage and costs to help make smarter product and technology decisions, ultimately reducing cost and enhancing patient care. Health systems that visualize data tailored to the clinical team’s needs will be able to improve clinical outcomes, while also driving financial and operational results.

    Author: Michael DeLuca, EVP of Technology and Client Services, Prodigo Solutions

  • GS1 Standards at a Hospital—A Roadmap for Implementation

    November 30, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, CQO, Data Standards, Procure to Pay, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1

    Learn about regulatory requirements and actionable steps for hospital providers to adopt data standards and improve supply chain efficiency and patient safety.

  • The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Improves Workflow of Clinicians to Deliver the Highest-Quality Patient Care with New Point of Use System

    November 17, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Formats: Article

    The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) was looking to streamline the supply replenishment process in an effort to advance the existing patient-first care model. Learn how the organization improved the workflow of clinicians to deliver the highest-quality in patient care through a new point of use system. 

  • Adding Value to Your Healthcare Supply Chain by Implenting an eMarketplace Tool

    August 29, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Procure to Pay, Purchased Services | Formats: Article

    Supply chain departments in healthcare organizations can add significant value to their procure-to-pay process by integrating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with an eMarketplace solution (such as Prodigo Marketplace, GHX Procurement Suite or Coupa eProcurement).

    By Stan Parker, SR. Associate, PwC, Dirk Pittman, Director, PwC, Randy Ryan, Director, PwC, and Dane Lembrick, Manager, PwC,


  • 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.

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