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August 14, 2018 | Formats: Press Release
The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has named Deborah Sprindzunas the recipient of the 2018 George R. Gossett Leadership Award.
The goal of this report is to share best practices, while generating continued dialogue within the AHRMM community and across the broader health care field on clinical integration in the supply chain as a critical component of the CQO Movement. The case studies included in the report provide insights into the evolution of the CQO Movement and create opportunities for you to engage with others across your organization and across the health care field to create leading practices of your own.
August 09, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Asset Management, Capital Equipment, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 2
In this 2-part webinar recording, we will learn the importance of a standardized capital replacement plan. The first webinar covers developing and implementing a standardized capital replacement plan and the second webinar covers how to sustain the plan.
Lisa Fohey, director of supply chain, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, leads an overview of the main principals of project management and change management and how they can be combined to lead program success.
Leading Home Health Organization Provides High Quality Ostomy Care, at a Minimum Average of 40 Percent Lower Cost, Through Product Formulary StandardizationJuly 09, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Clinical Resource Management, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
Post-operative complications from ostomy surgery are the second leading cause of readmissions in the U.S., at an average cost of $9,000 per readmission. Furthermore, 76 percent of ostomy patients report regular leakage from their stomas, leading to skin complications and greater supply usage/costs. Read how one organization recognized that ostomy product standardization had the potential to improve patient outcomes, simplify care for clinicians, and reduce the total cost of care per patient. The challenge was to standardize in a way that delivered clear benefit to all parties, without disrupting care delivery or patient satisfaction.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Collaborative, Data-Driven Approach to Opioid ManagementJuly 09, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, CQO, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
In the United States each day more than 115 people die after overdosing on opioids, and in the state of Tennessee alone, at least three people die from an opioid-related overdose on a daily basis. Read how Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has implemented accurate and timely data on opioid prescribing practices throughout all of its departments (both in-patient and outpatient) and among its many clinics in order to successfully monitor and manage opioids across its patient populations.