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Clinical integration starts with physician champions. Supply chain executives can’t be experts in all areas, and successful clinical discussions tend to occur when physician leaders are the ones initiating those meetings with their physician peers. The physician leader should be able to challenge their colleagues to answer the question, “how does this really benefit the patient?” and “does it benefit beyond just improving a process? In addition, as part of the contract negotiations team, a physician can push back on the supplier to ask clinical questions about the product or device.
This book was written to enhance the strategic contributions of the healthcare supply chain in a way that is most meaningful to hospitals’ and health-systems’ value-based goals.
2019 AHRMM CQO Summit: Since AHRMM launched the CQO Movement in 2013, health care stakeholders have navigated the waters of payment reform and the shift from volume-based to value-based care. The tenets of CQO, namely the ability to impact cost, quality and outcomes in a holistic way, are well aligned and complimentary to other efforts aimed at increasing the value of health care delivery: the Triple and Quadruple Aims, population health management and the clinically integrated supply chain.  
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John Kelty from W.L. Gore & Associates discusses how value analysis committees can determine a medical devices value when evaluating new products. 
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EtO Quality Advisory Overview: The AHA and AHRMM have released a Quality Advisory on ethylene oxide sterilization of medical devices. The AHA and AHRMM will continue to update members on this issue.       Read Advisory
2019 AHRMM CQO Report: The Power of Clinical Integration  Overview:  The CQO Task Force identified six health care organizations with case studies demonstrating the evolution of CQO and the expanding role of supply chain in meeting the needs of the ever-changing health care environment. These stories are contained within this report.
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Join Dr. Randy Bradley in conversation with John Barnes on digital disruptions and there influence on the health care supply chain. Presenter: Randy Bradley, assistant professor, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee  
Overview The role of the supply chain is more important in healthcare than ever before due to the rising economic challenges that are faced today under healthcare reform.  The C-Suite is looking to the supply chain to address specific issues lead the way.  Demonstrate how your department can contribute to the hospital’s bottom line with a well thought out and expertly implemented strategic plan. 
Embark on a learning and educational effort to understand the challenges and opportunities to purchase “more sustainable” electronics. EPEAT is the eco-label managed by the Green Electronics Council. Understanding EPEAT criteria is a good way to get an overview on the many complex and important issues around the purchase, management and disposal of electronics. When you purchase electronics that meet EPEAT criteria, you are addressing energy efficiency options, toxicity, durability and recyclability considerations.
Learn about the challenges and benefits of purchasing flame-retardant-free (FR-free) furniture and fabrics in the health care supply chain. The health effects of flame retardant chemicals include carcinogenicity, endocrine and reproductive effects, and neurological and developmental disorders. Download Quick Guide
Understand the issues that frame the imperative to engage in the process of purchasing sustainable products and services in the health care supply chain. Whether your organizational culture dictates that you’ll have more success if you start from the bottom-up, or top-down, you must have at least a basic level of organizational readiness and the right systems in place to make success sustainable. Download Quick Guide
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are an increasing concern to health care professionals. Your health care institution can contribute to the solution of reducing antibiotic overuse by buying meat raised without the routine use of non-therapeutic antibiotics. Download Quick Guide
This paper will focus on three areas that are thought to be key components for a strong logistics program. Those are improving visibility, enhancing delivery options, and actionable analytics. Author: Nicole A. Mazzei-Williams Download Paper
This paper will share Concord Hospital’s journey to ISO 9001 certification, define the quality management system (QMS), the six key policies of the QMS and outline the key components of each of those policies as they relate to supply chain. Author: Jodi Panzino, MBA, PMP, CMRP, Director, Supply Chain Management, Concord Hospital. Download Paper