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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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  • 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.

  • The Critical Link Between Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) and Unique Device Identification (UDI) White Paper

    July 04, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: CQO, Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: White Paper

    In an effort to capture broader insights on UDI adoption from across the health care field, AHRMM, with participation by the FDA, held LUC Data Quality Workshops during four conferences in 2017. During these workshops, conference attendees had the opportunity to voice their opinions on the state of UDI data quality, hurdles to UDI adoption and what recommended practices are necessary for providers and suppliers to effectively capture the UDI and use it in meaningful ways.  

    A clear message has emerged from health care stakeholders – the only way to drive greater UDI adoption across the health care field is for the individuals and groups engaged in UDI efforts to collaborate, share their experiences, and learn from each other. In this paper, we leverage these collective insights to present challenges faced by providers and manufacturers today with regards to UDI adoption, and highlight potential solutions that have emerged from the work of the LUC and other health care participants.

  • AHRMM17 CQO Summit White Paper

    November 20, 2017 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Change Management, Cost Management, CQO, Reimbursement | Formats: White Paper

    This white paper was written as a recap of the AHRMM17 Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, held in July 2017 in Washington, D.C. The paper presents an overview of the keynote presentation on the delivery and integration of care, roundtable discussions, and a recap of the panel discussion on supply chain’s role in population health management.

  • 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.

  • AHRMM16 CQO Summit White Paper

    October 25, 2016 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Analytics, CQO, Regulatory, Reimbursement | Formats: White Paper

    This white paper was written as a recap of the AHRMM16 Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, held in August of 2016 in San Diego. The paper presents an overview of the keynote presentation on the delivery and integration of care, roundtable discussions, and a recap of the panel discussion on supply chain’s role in an alternative payment model environment.

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