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Data is becoming as much of an asset to an organization as its people. Being able to reliably quantify value and deliver on the promise of high-quality healthcare at a lower cost using evidenced-based decision making will be what distinguishes those providers and suppliers from their competitors.
By: Richard Bagley Download Article  
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From a supply chain perspective, the use of UDIs will help with the visibility of supplies throughout the continuum of care. By Dennis Mullins, MBA, CMRP Download Article
This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. In the healthcare field, products that are labeled with RFID tags help both the provider and supplier be more efficient and effective in managing inventory levels. In turn, this improved inventory management helps healthcare systems and suppliers have better, more accurate conversations about what products are being consumed at the bedside. Cook Medical is a sponsor of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.
This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. When supply chain analytics are enabled by the right data collection technology, they have the power to help hospital leaders better predict, trend and analyze product utilization information at every touch point throughout the enterprise. Download Article
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Medical device manufacturers have been working hard to comply with the new Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulations from the FDA that are aimed at bolstering the safety of medical devices. The UDI system, which the agency says will be phased in over several years, is intended to improve patient safety, modernize device post-market surveillance, and facilitate medical device innovation. The FDA program leverages human and machine-readable UDI labeling for identifying medical devices, and device labelers must submit information about each device to the FDA’s Global UDI Database.
Healthcare reform is driving unprecedented changes in the management, funding and delivery of care as hospitals develop and implement strategies to achieve higher quality care at lower cost. The problem many hospitals face involves the gaps in data between costly supplies, and how they are managed in the item master and chargemaster. Having links and systems in place to audit and validate the item to charge accuracy is crucial. Without this foundation, providers lose the ability to trust their physician quality outcome assessments and episodic care analytics.