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  • Painful Product Conversions

    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.

  • Painful Product Conversions

    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.

  • Privacy and Security in a Digitally Connected World

    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.

  • Cyber Security: What You Need to Know

    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

  • Zika Virus: Clinical Implications for the Healthcare Environment

    March 08, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: On-Demand Recording

    This on-demand recording addresses the latest guidelines from the CDC to prevent transmission of the Zika virus and its impact on healthcare supply chain professionals.

  • Reduction of Costs Related to Blood Products and Services - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

    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.

  • Reduction or Elimination in Hospital Acquired NPU - Terrebonne General Medical Center

    Review the methods, means, and tools used by the Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, LA, to reduce Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers (NPU).

  • Reduction or Elimination of HAPU - University of Virginia Health System

    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.

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