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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!
May 22, 2018 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Tags: MMIS | Formats: Event | CPE Credit: 0
Expand your professional knowledge by earning AHRMM Fellow status.
May 17, 2018 | Content Areas: Finance | Tags: Capital Equipment, Contracting, Purchased Services | Formats: Event | CPE Credit: 1
Learn how to limit contractual authority for the procurement of goods, services, and capital within your organization through the development of a General Contract policy that controls and channels almost every purchase through the purchasing department.
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.
In this short webcast, Chris Wiekert, Sr. Product Manager at Infor, will take you through the steps he used to lead his department in a culture change from one with poor service levels, inefficient manual processes, and a general dissatisfaction towards the overall department, into a customer-focused, highly valued service to the organization. This Webcast is also available as an AHRMM Podcast.
March 30, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Contracting, CQO, Purchased Services, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1
Learn how sharing the risk of product or service outcomes is becoming more common in healthcare and how providers and suppliers can work together to generate financial, operational, and clinical value.
March 16, 2018 | Content Areas: Finance | Tags: Benchmarking, Cost Management, Group Purchasing Organizations, Purchased Services, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1
Tackling purchased services doesn’t have to be scary. Discover actionable tips to help identify cost savings within purchased services areas to help your staff become more comfortable and inclined to address purchased services.
This webinar was sponsored by Premier, Inc.
Real-time supply chain costs serve as an indicator of how efficiently resources are being used by different parts of the organization. Armed with this information, healthcare providers are beginning to predict what their supply needs are instead of being reactive, which most of the time results in excess purchasing that inflates costs across the board.
Author: Murry Walden, President, H-Source, Inc.
March 16, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Analytics, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, CQO, Reimbursement | Formats: Article
Healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. have traditionally targeted health intervention strategies at individuals rather than populations. However, the transition to value-based care necessitates that healthcare providers develop population health management strategies to improve disease management. This article outlines the ways in which population health management can benefit both the healthcare system and the health of the communities it serves.
Michelle Kurta, PhD MPH, Data Scientist, Pensiamo, Inc.,
Mary Beth Lang, DSC, RPH, MPM, CMRP, Executive Vice President, Cognitive Analytics, Pensiamo, Inc.
Benjamin Collier, PhD, Senior Director Of Data Science, Pensiamo, Inc.
Scott Mullins, VP of Technology, Pensiamo, Inc.
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.
March 06, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Contracting, CQO, Purchased Services, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers | Formats: Webcast
Get introduced to risk sharing in healthcare and learn how providers and suppliers can work together to generate financial, operational, and clinical value by watching this AHRMM Webcast featuring Michael Neely. This AHRMM Webcast is also available as an AHRMM Podcast.
Data visualization can help translate dashboards, benchmarking and metrics lines, and lines of supply chain data into actionable insight. Visualizing CQO with data allows the supply chain leader to make the complex simple, the abstract tangible. Darcy Aafedt discusses how to understand your data and audience, write the story you need to tell and share how to best visualize that story.
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 new 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.
March 01, 2018 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Central Sterile, Distribution, Inventory Management, Regulatory, Sustainability | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1
Listen to experts discuss cardboard and storage regulations and best practices in a virtual roundtable setting.
February 25, 2018 | Content Areas: Logistics | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, Suppliers, UDI | Formats: Report/Study
The goal of this document is to provide a guide for supply chain partners to begin a dialogue to ensure that medical devices comply with FDA’s Unique Device Identification (UDI) requirements as well as meet the FDA’s goal of enhancing patient safety. Low Unit of Measure (LUM) programs are complex and the steps outlined in this best practices document are a critical first step. We expect this to be an ongoing process as additional opportunities for stakeholder collaboration continue to arise.
Stewart Layhe, Supply Chain Program Manager at Denver Health, compares the benefits and downsides of perpetual and periodic automatic replenishment (PAR) system inventory methods. This Webcast is also available as an AHRMM Podcast.