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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Introduction to CQO - Adopting a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Free for Members and Non-Members
Continuing Education: 0.5 CECs

The AHRMM Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement empowers supply chain professionals to play a pivotal role in providing high-quality, cost-effective health care, ultimately delivering greater value to patients and ensuring the success of your organization. Be a leader in this critical movement and add your voice to the future of health care excellence.

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AHRMM launched the CQO (Cost, Quality and Outcomes) Movement as an advanced way of approaching health care supply chain. Under the CQO movement, the supply chain can no longer focus exclusively on price, but rather the combination of product cost, the quality of care delivered and the reimbursement outcomes to support health care’s new value-based models. Clinical Integration in health care supply chain is an interdisciplinary partnership to deliver patient care with the highest value (high quality, best outcomes, and minimal waste at the lowest cost of care) that is achieved through assimilation and coordination of clinical and supply chain knowledge, data, and leadership toward care across the continuum that is safe, timely, evidence-based, efficient, equitable, and patient-focused.

Learning Objectives

  • Define CQO (Cost, Quality and Outcomes).
  • Compare and contrast the traditional sourcing process with the clinically integrated sourcing process.
  • Understand the critical role of a clinically integrated supply chain in health care delivery, specifically its impact on enhancing patient experiences and directly correlating with improved patient outcomes.