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October 13, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1
The CDC continually updates guidelines to prevent transmission of the Zika virus. Access this on-demand recording discussing the latest information on this ongoing threat to public health that has greatly impacted healthcare facilities across the US.
August 15, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, Lean/Six Sigma | Formats: White Paper
This AHRMM Fellow paper describes the development of a multidisciplinary and innovative product conversion process at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts, when the existing process for changing products was dysfunctional. Indeed, effective change management is critical to achieving successful outcomes. The paper will explore some of the reasons why change fails; including lack of healthy working relationships, failure to communicate effectively, lack of leadership, lack of commitment, and inadequate planning. By examining the background of DFCI, and its products and standards team in particular, this paper investigates the reasons why the current process of changing products was failing. The writer will take a particularly close look at the relationship between nursing and the supply chain. The included case studies review actual conversions—one before implementation of a new product conversion process and one after. The latter case study describes the tools and processes that helped make the product conversion successful, among them Lean tools to help map out original and current states and identify problem points. The resulting product conversion process is easy to follow and equally easy to implement. This paper is presented as a way of sharing a process and tool that are customizable for any organization.
May 18, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Regulatory | Formats: On-Demand Recording
Beyond the technology challenges, hospitals and healthcare systems must also comply with an increasingly complex regulatory landscape. It starts with technology and regulatory compliance, but it also relies on both people and process change, within your own organization and those of your business partners. Hear from the chief privacy and security officer at a national healthcare system on what you can do to protect your organization and your patients. Presented in collaboration with HIMSS.
March 17, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Data Standards, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, MMIS | Formats: Podcast
Cyber security vulnerabilities and intrusions pose risks for every hospital and its reputation. Become aware of what you can do to prevent cyber security in your facility.
Presenter: Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Cardiovascular Care Group
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Contracting, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Suppliers | Formats: Leading Practice
Read how the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center maintained or even enhanced quality of care while driving down costs related to blood products and services.
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Physician Preference | Formats: Leading Practice
Review the methods, means, and tools used by the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA, to reduce Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers (NPU).
August 20, 2015 | Content Areas: Performance Metrics | Tags: Analytics, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, CQO, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: Leading Practice
By focusing human and material resources on a specific healthcare quality initiative, University of Virginia Health System has improved patient outcomes, reduced overall costs, and “earned back” a portion of Medicare fees.