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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.
March 01, 2018 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Capital Equipment, Contracting, Cost Management, Suppliers | Formats: eLearning Course | CPE Credit: 4
Take your negotiation skills to the next level with AHRMM's Master of Negotiations Certificate eLearning Course. In this course, you will learn how to enhance existing negotiation skills for today's rapidly changing healthcare environment, while also learning tried and tested best practices for high-level negotiations from seasoned negotiator, John Strong.
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.
Centura Health’s Practice Variation Reduction Reduces Costs, Improves Quality, and Boosts Financial Outcomes
Learn how Centura Health’s practice variation reduction has reduced costs, improved quality, and boosted financial outcomes for the organization.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Improves Quality and Efficiency of Lab Test Procedures for Lower Costs and Enhanced Patient Care Delivery
Read this executive summary of the case study published in the 2016 AHRMM CQO Report to learn how CHRISTUS Santa Rosa improved the quality and efficiency of its lab test procedures for lower costs and enhanced patient care delivery.
July 18, 2016 | Content Areas: Logistics | Tags: Distribution, Inventory Management, MMIS | Formats: White Paper
This AHRMM Fellow paper explores nine different methods of replenishing a hospital storage area and compares and contrasts the steps nursing must progress through to retrieve the supplies they need for their patients. This paper will then compare and contrast the steps the Central Supply (CS) staff must follow to resupply/replenish each storage area. Additionally, this paper outlines the cost to equip a standard storage area with the requirements of each of the nine methods and will then point out some of the advantages and disadvantages of each of the nine methods and will then point out some of the advantages and disadvantages of each method.
July 07, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Cost Management, Pharmacy, Regulatory | Formats: White Paper
The purpose of this white paper is to prepare Supply Chain professionals to better understand how to support navigating some of the risks and opportunities inherent in participating in the 340B Drug Discount Program. Pharmacy and Finance need to be most familiar with the details of participation and compliancy, but Supply Chain professionals are also increasingly being expected to support an organization’s engagement in the program. This increased expectation is arising not only from growing responsibility for Pharmacy’s Supply Chain, but also due to products that Supply Chain may be ordering or managing that need to be accounted for under the program in order to remain compliant.