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December 10, 2015 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Contracting, Cost Management, CQO, Reimbursement | Formats: Tool
An infographic demonstrating where and how the healthcare supply chain positively impacts the goals of the Triple Aim, a framework developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Healthcare supply chain professionals should familiarize themselves with this information in order to demonstrate supply chains essential role in pursuing the Triple Aim.
May 30, 2018 | Formats: Event
The South Carolina Society of Hospital Materials Management will host its annual Spring Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. The dates are May 30th - June 1st, 2018. We will be at the Kingston Plantation - Embassy Suites.
We invite Supply Chain members, Vendors, etc. to attend not only from South Carolina but also surrounding territories including Georgia, North Carolina, Tenn., Virginia, etc. Please notify Kim Wooten, SCHA if you would like to attend. kwooten@SCHA.org
Register for the UDI Conference, April 24-25, 2018, Baltimore, MD. AHRMM is the lead content sponsor at the UDI Conference - THE educational authority on UDI – during the annual gathering for medical device manufacturers, distributors, and hospitals to continue FDA UDI Regulation understanding and implementation, share progress, and learn how to harness the data in the Global UDI Database (GUDID).
April 17, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: CQO, Regulatory, Suppliers, UDI | Formats: Webcast
In this AHRMM webcast, Karen Conway, Executive Director of Industry Relations and Value at GHX discusses her research with the FDA on the value of UDI adoption in healthcare organizations. AHRMM’s Mike Schiller, Senior Director of Supply Chain, joins the conversation by describing the actions AHRMM is taking with the Learning UDI Community (LUC) to identify adoption practices and move beyond compliance. This Webcast is also available as a Podcast.
April 12, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Clinical Resource Management, CQO, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers | Formats: On-Demand Recording
Learn key tools of collaboration and operating principles, barriers, and partnership models takeaways to assist in developing successful supplier relationships to advance shared value.
The FDA announcement of GUDID Release 2.2 explains the details of the enhancements aimed at reducing the burden on manufacturers wishing to corrections or improvements to GUDID. At the same time, FDA UDI Team has also enhanced AccessGUDID, providing users with more transparency on the updates to each DI record.
Over the years, the concept of the Triple Aim has taken hold, with well over 100 participating organizations, including the AHA, among its champions. But along the way, there remains confusion about exactly what is meant by the health of populations. Clearing up this issue also provides important insights into the expanding relevance of the CQO movement and the supply chain profession in the broader healthcare landscape. As with so many things in healthcare, when it comes to defining population health, the answer varies, but it always comes down to improving both the quality and cost of care for a specific population.
Author: Karen Conway, MSHCD, CMRP
March 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Data Standards, Inventory Management, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Webcast
Susan Morris, CMRP, FAHRMM, Healthcare Executive, Cerner Corporation, explains the different parts of the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) and which part should go into the Item Master. This webcast walks through the three FDA-accredited issuing agencies that assign UDIs and explains what information is in the different barcodes and how to read them both electronically and by human sight.