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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
CHICAGO, September 11, 2018 — In the election for the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association, Dee Donatelli, CMRP, FAHRMM, of Dee Donatelli Consulting LLC, has been elected as the chair-elect of the 2019 AHRMM Board. Donatelli will serve as the AHRMM Board chair in 2020. Additionally, the AHRMM membership elected Mary Beth Briscoe, CPA, FHFMA, FACHE, from the University of Miami, Laura P.
The lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility in the medical device channel contributes to an estimated five billion dollars ($5B) of inventory waste for the U.S. health system today. (PNC Healthcare and GHX, 2011) RFID is a key technology that is enabling health systems, distributors and manufactures to partner together to remove this waste. Successful implementation of RFID in a healthcare delivery organization takes careful planning, execution, and change management agility.
Today hospitals and health care organizations are looking to health care supply chain professionals to help support patient care activities. No longer is the supply chain department and its staff relegated to a purely operational position of providing inventory and stocking.  The supply chain now has a voice at the table with representation on committees and working quality improvement projects. With collaboration, there is a major fiscal, administrative, and operational role to play.
Jill Cotchen, product executive, Vizient Inc., discusses how data crosses over departments and is interpreted to address real-life scenarios, and the necessity to take into account different benchmarking and costing methodologies to accurately quantify cost and impact to your organization.
CHICAGO, August 22, 2017 — The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association, has announced that Robert Taylor, CMRP, senior vice president of supply chain at RWJBarnabas Health in Oceanport, N.J., will be chair-elect of the 2018 AHRMM Board and serve as the AHRMM Board Chair in 2019. In addition, the AHRMM membership elected two new provider board representatives, Andria J. Davis, CMRP, and Stephen Kiewiet, CMRP, one affiliate member, Lora L.
The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has named Christopher J. O’Connor, FACHE, CMRP, FAHRMM the recipient of the 2016 George R. Gossett Leadership Award. Download Press Release