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  • Aligning Patient Data to Help Decision Makers Improve Care

    January 29, 2018 | Formats: Webcast

    For decisions related to patient care, administrators and physicians often need data from outside of their department. Listen as Jill Cotchen, product executive, Vizient Inc., discusses how data crosses over departments and is interpreted to address real-life scenarios, and the necessity to take into account different benchmarking and costing methodologies to accurately quantify cost and impact to your organization. This Webcast is also available as an AHRMM Podcast. 

  • Pitfalls of Purchased Services

    Watch to discover tips that can separate a health system’s success or failure when creating a viable purchased services sourcing program. This Webcast is also available as an AHRMM Podcast

  • Eskenazi UDI Capture Case Study

    January 12, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    When the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology issued a final rule that required the integration of UDIs into electronic health records (EHRs) for compliance with Meaningful Use 3 requirements, the Eskenazi Health team quickly started a project to determine how they could leverage their existing data standards work to meet the ONC’s deadlines.

    In 2015, during implementation of their Epic EHR system, the team decided its ERP supply database would be the sole source of truth for product related information, including UDIs, units of measure (UOM), and pricing. At that point, they began developing the required infrastructure to use barcode scanning to capture product UDIs at the point of use in minimally invasive procedural (MIPS) areas.

  • FMOLHS UDI Capture Case Study: Automation of Product Data Capture in the Electronic Health Record

    January 12, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Read how FMOLHS has been working to leverage UDI barcodes and system integration for the automation of product data capture in the electronic health record (EHR). Through this work, they hope to increase the accuracy and completeness of product data in patients’ medical records, and improve workflow efficiency so that clinicians can spend less time on product documentation and more time on patient care.

  • Supply Chain Disaster Preparedness Manual (DOC Version)

    January 10, 2018 | 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.

  • Supply Chain Disaster Preparedness Manual (DOCX Version)

    January 10, 2018 | 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.

  • 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.

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