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Oct 7, 2021
The UDI-DI Change Communication Process Work Group, a part of AHRMM's Learning UDI Community (LUC), recently released a report analyzing current communication processes and their implications on all stakeholders related to changes to the UDI-DI. Gain a clear understanding of how these changes are documented in affected software systems, identify gaps between current and desired states, and develop recommended practices to improve the process for all stakeholders.
Oct 7, 2021
The UDI Impacts on Recall Management Work Group, a part of AHRMM's Learning UDI Community (LUC), has released their recommended practices reports that analyzes the barriers and highlights the benefits to patient safety and key stakeholder groups when utilizing the UDI throughout the recall process. Work group members identified recommended practices for each of these groups underscoring mutual areas for improvement in the safety and efficacy of the recall process. In addition to the two Impact Reports, there is also a comprehensive Regulatory Resource Guide and a Supporting Information document with detailed reports, resource links, surveys and summary presentations that the work group members created, as well as a Recall Time & Cost Collection Tool.
Dec 1, 2020
Updated for 2020! Begin your studies of the Supply Chain Management and Finance relationship portion within the CMRP examination with a new interactive and engaging self-directed course.
Feb 20, 2020
Karen Conway, Vice President, Healthcare Value at GHX and Mike Schiller, Senior Director of Supply Chain at AHRMM discuss the value of UDI beyond regulations highlighting recall management and how manufacturers can help.   Also available as a podcast.
Dec 31, 2019
As UDI capture and exchange becomes more prevalent across the healthcare ecosystem and as implantable device information is linked to patient outcomes there are a number of expected benefits to look at. Find out how UDI will improve patients safety and supply chain purchasing for years to come.
Dec 31, 2019
Get the basics on what healthcare supply chain and manufacturers, together with clinical and IT departments, must do to implement the Unique Device Identifier and adverse event reporting, and the subsequent effects that will trickle-down to individual patients and the global health population.
Dec 31, 2019
Learn about how the significant number of clinical alarms have a numbing effect on nursing staff, to the point that patient safety is in jeopardy. As this is happening at most hospitals around the country, supply chain has the ability to help slow the number of unnecessary alarms and increase the quality of patient care.
Dec 31, 2019
Hear one provider’s ongoing process of UDI implementation, from deciphering acronyms and educating interdepartmental staff, to working with vendors to redesign ERP software to meet FDA data capture and reporting regulations, all while creating procedures for others to follow.
Dec 31, 2019
The process of annual clinical contract evaluations can be time consuming and overwhelming, and supply chain has a unique opportunity to support the continuum of care as we expand our CQO efforts and strive to meet requirements. In this webinar, we discuss the clinical contract evaluation process, including government requirements, expectations, and improving contract performance with the use of key performance indicators.
Dec 31, 2019
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.
Dec 31, 2019
Continuing from Part 1, this short session updates supply chain professionals on the design and timing of the new small bore tubing connectors making their way into hospitals. Supply chain professionals across the country must be aware and take the necessary steps to begin transitioning universal connectors to the new unique enteral, and then unique neuraxial small bore connectors. Presenter: Thomas Hancock, Executive Director, GEDSA
Dec 31, 2019
On-site supply storage is one of the core competencies of effective supply chain management, and adhering to standards and regulations is an ongoing practice. Whether products are stored in bins or in cardboard boxes, supply chain must ensure all employees follow guidelines for patient safety. In this webinar, a panel of veteran supply chain professionals discuss The Joint Commission Standards and the necessity for risk assessment.
Dec 31, 2019
  Price: Member: $49.00 | Non-Member: $99.00 Continuing Education Credits (CECs): 1 hour
Dec 31, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed ruling which introduces three new episode payment models for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts, and Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment. This webinar provides an overview of the proposed ruling and CJR changes and a discussion of how hospitals should be preparing for the go-live date of July 1, 2017.
Dec 31, 2019
A short introduction to the CMS Meaningful Use 3 Rule and how implementing UDI within the healthcare setting and moving toward the full GS1 will reduce costs and improve inventory management while providing accurate data reporting and complete patient EHR information. Ultimately, these changes will lead to knowledge-based decision making and improved quality of patient care.
Dec 31, 2019
Supply chain is in the unique position, working with so many different disciplines within the hospital, that it is natural that they initiate conversations on the proper management of these products. Presented by: Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations, GHX and Mike Schiller, Senior Supply Chain Director, AHRMM
Dec 31, 2019
Hospitals need a tool to leverage the use of UDI within their health care organizations to empower the Cost, Quality, Outcomes Movement. This webinar explains the many benefits the UDI system can bring both to a hospital’s bottom line and to patients. With proper tools implemented by healthcare providers, UDI will help to lower cost and increase quality, thereby improving patient outcomes.
Dec 31, 2019
Some Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTP) are considered “devices” and will require their assigned Unique Device Identifiers (UDI) to be tracked within the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR) and shared across the healthcare spectrum. Supply chain should be having interdepartmental conversations to determine how they will handle these types of products and their UDIs.
Nov 19, 2019
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