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  • AHRMM18 Conference & Exhibition | Innovate.Engage.Connect.

    August 12, 2018 | Formats: Event

    Mark your calendar to join us for AHRMM18 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago. AHRMM Conference & Exhibition is the leading education event and the central meeting place for providers, affiliates, and exhibitors working in all facets of healthcare supply chain.

    Together, we will be expanding our collective understanding of how to advance supply chain strategy and effectively manage the quality and affordability of care. You can expect four days of insightful and inspiring keynotes, practical and relevant Learning Labs, and an energized exhibit hall showcase with product presentations that can help support the needs of the patient.

    AHRMM18 Early Bird registration will open in February and close on May 11 so register early to take advantage of the reduced rates!

  • HIMSS18: The Leading Health Information and Technology Conference

    March 05, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, UDI | Formats: Event

    Where the World Connects for Health

    March 5–9, 2018 | Las Vegas, NV │ Venetian – Palazzo – Sands Expo Center

    The 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ professionals from around the world to gain the education, innovation and collaboration they need to continue to transform health and healthcare through IT all year long – all at one time, all in one place. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and solutions, and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs include keynotes, thought leader sessions, general education sessions, roundtable discussions, and preconference symposia and workshops. The HIMSS18 exhibit floor features more than 1,300 leading health IT vendors, along with one-stop specialty exhibit areas and more than 200 education sessions. Attendees will also enjoy hundreds of special programs and networking events, and endless opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues.

  • 7 Pitfalls of Purchased Services

    February 20, 2018 | Content Areas: Finance | Tags: Benchmarking, Cost Management, Group Purchasing Organizations, Purchased Services, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: Event | CPE Credit: 1

    Tackling purchased services doesn’t have to be scary. Discover actionable tips to help identify cost savings within purchased services areas, and help your staff become more comfortable and inclined to address purchased services.

  • AHRMM New Member Orientation: 02/09/18

    February 09, 2018 | Formats: Event

    It's important to make the most of the investment you've made by becoming an AHRMM member. Let us demonstrate and guide you through all that your membership has to offer, including website resources, networking resources, top notch education, and what AHRMM is doing for the field.

    Hosted by a member of the AHRMM Membership Committee and membership staff, this webinar will provide you with the unique opportunity to ask questions and learn how membership has impacted the lives and careers of current AHRMM members.

  • CMRP Scholarships

    January 18, 2018 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Formats: Event

    Up to 50 eligible AHRMM members who apply for the CMRP exam or renewal scholarship between January 18, 2018 and January 31, 2018 will receive a voucher for the full CMRP exam fee or authorization to renew with the renewal fee waived. This is a limited-time, exclusive offer only available to active AHRMM members who meet the CMRP eligibility requirements.

  • Pitfalls of Purchased Services

    This short webcast previews two of the seven deadly sins of purchased services that will be covered during the 7 Pitfalls of Purchased Services Webinar on February 20 at 12PM CT. Register here to attend: http://bit.ly/2mQnj1q

    Watch to discover tips that can separate a health system’s success or failure when creating a viable purchased services sourcing program.

  • Eskenazi UDI Capture Case Study

    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.

  • FMOLHS UDI Capture Case Study: Automation of Product Data Capture in the Electronic Health Record

    January 12, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Case Study

    Read how FMOLHS has been working to leverage UDI barcodes and system integration for the automation of product data capture in the electronic health record (EHR). Through this work, they hope to increase the accuracy and completeness of product data in patients’ medical records, and improve workflow efficiency so that clinicians can spend less time on product documentation and more time on patient care.

  • Supply Chain Disaster Preparedness Manual (DOC Version)

    January 10, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: Tool

    Preparing for disasters is a much more difficult task than preparing for the day-to-day emergencies that a healthcare facility or system faces. Disaster preparation goes beyond the healthcare facility walls. It involves coordination with community partners and federal and state responders. Disaster preparation calls for everyone to work together for a common goal: to meet the needs of the community in a time of extreme devastation. This manual provides a framework for preparing for such a coordinated and collaborative response to a disaster.

  • Supply Chain Disaster Preparedness Manual (DOCX Version)

    January 10, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness | Formats: Tool

    Preparing for disasters is a much more difficult task than preparing for the day-to-day emergencies that a healthcare facility or system faces. Disaster preparation goes beyond the healthcare facility walls. It involves coordination with community partners and federal and state responders. Disaster preparation calls for everyone to work together for a common goal: to meet the needs of the community in a time of extreme devastation. This manual provides a framework for preparing for such a coordinated and collaborative response to a disaster.

  • AHRMM18 Call For Presentations

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Formats: Event

    Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to be a thought leader and help map the future of the supply chain profession: become an AHRMM18 Speaker.

    Prospective speakers are invited to submit abstracts for AHRMM18 Conference, a forum for you to share your valuable healthcare supply chain expertise with your peers. AHRMM18 will be held August 12 – 15, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois.

    Focusing on current trends and news, this conference is the leading event for healthcare supply chain professionals to turn to for education and networking while they are advancing their careers and the field.

  • Best Guesses Don't Cut it in Healthcare

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management | Formats: Article

    In a large academic medical center like The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), not having the correct supplies at the right time can have a clear and direct impact on patient care—inventory tracking and replenishment systems based on “best guesses” and estimates just won’t cut it.

    Author: Charles Hodge, President and CEO, BlueBin, Inc.

  • How a Clincally Integrated Supply Chain Can Improve Outcomes

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, CQO | Formats: Article

    Many healthcare organizational decisions are still made in silos without supply chain engagement. Understanding how to harvest data and use it to drive decisions within the hospital can start with supply chain.

    Author: Teresa Dail, RN, BSN, CMRP

  • Keys to Successfully Managing and Maintaining a Clinically-Integrated Supply Chain

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Cost Management, CQO, Inventory Management | Formats: Article

    Collecting and analyzing data has been a top priority for the healthcare supply chain in recent years. Health systems have been on a quest to find the right data. Data with the power to unveil some of the long-elusive mysteries behind supply usage and costs to help make smarter product and technology decisions, ultimately reducing cost and enhancing patient care. Health systems that visualize data tailored to the clinical team’s needs will be able to improve clinical outcomes, while also driving financial and operational results.

    Author: Michael DeLuca, EVP of Technology and Client Services, Prodigo Solutions

  • The Importance of the Clinically Driven Supply Chain

    January 08, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Benchmarking, Change Management, CQO | Formats: Article

    In order for hospitals and healthcare systems to effectively support the patients and communities they serve while balancing cost, quality, and outcomes, it is imperative they find synergies between these key tenets. The result of this effort will foster a clinically driven supply chain to the benefit of all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.

    Author: Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP

  • Supply Chain Cardboard and Storage Best Practices

    January 02, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Central Sterile, Distribution, Inventory Management, Regulatory, Sustainability | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1

    Cardboard and storage regulations and best practices are discussed by panelists and attendees in a recorded virtual roundtable setting.

  • Update on Independent Service for Reusable Medical Devices

    December 11, 2017 | Content Areas: Support Services | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, Legislative, Regulatory, Suppliers | Formats: Webcast

    Get an update on current FDA and Congressional activity on independent service for reusable medical devices and the potential impact on your costs and level of service. Learn what you can do to get ready for potential changes that could affect your organization.

  • Preparing for the Written Contract

    December 01, 2017 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Contracting | Formats: Webcast

    Allen Archer, Director of Supply Chain Management, Houston Hospitals, Inc., explains the basics of writing a contract including best practices and key tips.

  • Written Contract: Key Terms and Definitions

    December 01, 2017 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Contracting | Formats: Webcast

    Allen Archer, Director of Supply Chain Management, Houston Hospitals, Inc., describes five key terms and conditions that will assist you in writing a contract. This is also available as an AHRMM Podcast.

  • GS1 Standards at a Hospital—A Roadmap for Implementation

    November 30, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, CQO, Data Standards, Procure to Pay, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1

    Learn about regulatory requirements and actionable steps for hospital providers to adopt data standards and improve supply chain efficiency and patient safety.

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