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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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  • 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.

  • AHRMM18 CQO Summit White Paper

    The 2018 AHRMM CQO Summit white paper details how health care supply chain professionals can secure clinical engagement when introducing key cost, quality and outcomes (CQO) initiatives within their hospitals and health systems. The AHRMM CQO Summit was held on Monday, August 13, 2018, during the AHRMM18 Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

  • 21st-Century Health Care Supply Chain: The Keys to Making Technology and Collaboration Practical, Not Just Buzzwords

    November 27, 2018 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, Inventory Management, Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability | Formats: White Paper

    Go beyond industry buzzwords to learn more about the benefits of a sustainable health care supply chain that incorporates the latest technologies and collaboration practices to help heath care organizations flourish.

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  • Supply Chain’s Changing Role in the Expanding Care Continuum

    October 25, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Formats: White Paper

    In an effort to meaningfully impact costs, quality and outcomes, medical services are being transitioned from the hospital into non-acute settings.

    By Kara L. Nadeau, vice president and founder, KLN Communications, Inc.

  • 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.

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