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In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the Revenue Cycle can impact your Supply Chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration, and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part 1 discusses the ins and outs of implementing new technology.
In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the Revenue Cycle can impact your supply chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part 2 focuses on integrating new technology and which databases are needed.
Stop running out of supplies in your ORs, nursing and procedural areas and learn how to optimize your PAR levels. Karen Morlan, Administrative Director of Supply Chain Operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains the process of PAR optimization to reduce supply chain and nursing staff time, maximize value of a purchase order and eliminate the need to stock pile.
In this AHRMM webcast, Karen Morlan, administrative director of supply chain operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), explains the process of PAR optimization to reduce supply chain and nursing staff time, how to maximize the value of a purchase order, and effective strategies to eliminate the need to stock pile. This webcast is also available as an AHRMM podcast.
Supply chain departments in healthcare organizations can add significant value to their procure-to-pay process by integrating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with an eMarketplace solution. Download Now
An article from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. This article will discuss the shift from technology simply being used to source goods and services (i.e. reverse auctions, electronic RFPs/RFIs, online contract authoring) to how leading-edge technology is now used to enforce compliance and utilization of contracts. Download Article
Overview: In many organizations, the relationship between supply chain and accounts payable is strained due to lack of clarity and ownership. This session will discuss and demonstrate ways to form a collaborative, streamlined and process driven approach to reconciling purchase order errors, facilitating purchase order matching and creating positive outcomes for departments and vendors. Learn ways to create team oriented work-groups, utilize automation to promote process change and effectively use root-cause analysis for a strong procure to pay system.
This course discusses the processes and methods used for purchasing, including contract negotiations, contract terminology, key legal issues, and vendor management and evaluation. This course is also available as part of the CMRP bundle.
This program has been updated to an interactive format that consists of four modules, with an exam after each module. This new design allows participants to actively engage with the content. This certificate program consists of four modules, with an exam after each module. In addition to essential and practical information, each module is full of applicable tips and tricks and tried and true advice from seasoned supply chain professionals. Upon successful completion of the four modules, you will receive a certificate in purchasing of healthcare supply chain management.
In order to become data-driven organizations, healthcare providers need to leverage data standards and information technology. In the past, lack of standards across healthcare has been a major roadblock. However, numerous governmental and industry initiatives pursuing the adoption and implementation of supply chain standards across health IT systems are giving providers the opportunity to do just that. Standards lay the foundation for supply chain operations to leverage information technology to help transform healthcare providers into data-driven organizations.
In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the Revenue Cycle can impact your supply chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part three concentrates on vendor solutions and training. Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Principle, Patient Craft and Chris Wiekert, Senior Product Manager, Infor
Overview: Although suppliers and providers may have hesitations and barriers to a partnership approach, it is possible to collaborate on total cost of ownership (TCO) – provided the right mechanisms are put into place at the start.
Overview: There’s no question hospitals and health systems have an essential role in public health—but what about supply chain? Supply chain can have a significant role in local communities by supporting the social well-being of local populations and by understanding the continuing role that hospitals and health systems have in public health. This will provide a necessary framework for understanding the role of supply chain in social responsibility.  
Supply chain departments manage the second largest healthcare expense after labor costs. Months after the time and energy that went into the contract negotiations, we find that costs are up and products are being purchased outside of contracts. The solution is to bridge the gap between contract execution and purchasing. Contract catalogs are a challenge to execute and manage and are not enough to reap the contract savings benefits. We must also manage the related data to achieve contract compliance.