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Nov 22, 2019
The AHRMM Keys for Supply Chain Excellence are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that set the standard for supply chain management in the health care field.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Oct 22, 2019
An integrated culture, best in class supply chain practices, and data-driven insights all maximize savings and make a difference in health care organizations. In this webinar, experts discuss how supply chain operations impact total costs for a health care organization. Gain a thorough understanding of the often overlooked leading practices in the health care supply chain, such as utilization control and assessing information.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
Oct 22, 2019
As health care organizations strive to reduce costs and improve quality, it is necessary for the supply chain to collaborate with physician and clinician leadership around the utilization of clinical benchmarking data. This webinar explores the leading practices for clinical benchmarking and outlines pitfalls to avoid.
Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Article
Feb 28, 2019
Smart KPIs are absolutely essential in the health care supply chain because they provide hospitals with the data visibility that is necessary for guiding and achieving inventory optimization and cost savings goals and controlling supply spend; they are, in fact, the cornerstone of a competitive and more strategy-oriented supply chain.
Webcast
Oct 4, 2018
Judi Proctor, senior consultant and metrics ambassador, Vizient walks through a benchmarking ro
Webcast
May 1, 2018
This short webcast will give you a brief overview of the current ISM® Report On Business, share details surrounding the development of the new ISM® Hospital Report on Business—the hospital-specific report—why it is important, and how you can be involved.
Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Article
May 1, 2018
The CQO movement is the health care supply chain’s fitness tracker. It engages supply chain with leaders across the healthcare environment to apply a new approach. To start with your own CQO KPI, look for your Bigfoot within your organization to identify top priorities. After looking at those top priorities, apply the CQO perspective.
Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Article
May 1, 2018
Successful CQO initiatives must start with data that is reliable and accurate, but it takes physician leadership to make sure it is also meaningful. With the complex array of data sources available today, special skillsets are needed to drive a clinically oriented data strategy and build an architecture of analytics that can be drilled down to physician level and individual cost drivers.
Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Article
May 1, 2018
Cost per case is a valuable measure because it captures multiple data points. As reports are developed and used, CPC can prove a powerful tool for finding cost reduction and process improvement opportunities—and that can impact your hospital’s bottom line.
White Papers
Mar 29, 2016
This paper explores the application of the Baldrige Excellence Framework to the health care supply chain. Specifically, the paper will explore the reasons that the Baldrige Framework might be used to evaluate and improve supply chain systems and processes. An examination of the need of a systems perspective will be followed by a brief overview of the Baldrige program.
Issue Brief
Feb 29, 2016
This Awareness Brief provides a high level summary understanding of value based purchasing. The Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Program adjusts hospitals’ payments based on their performance in four domains that reflect hospital cost, quality and outcomes. This calendar year, 2016, is the Performance Measurement Period for the FY 2018 VBP Program.
Advisory
Jan 27, 2016
Executive Summary Today’s healthcare environment is rapidly changing. Hospitals and healthcare systems are being bombarded by myriad challenges, including the fluctuating economy, cuts in Medicare reimbursements, and new procedural, financial, and reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All of these factors are pressuring healthcare organizations to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes without sacrificing the quality of care.
Case Studies
Jan 13, 2016
AHRMM is developing a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following CQO leading practice describes collaboration between Supply Chain, Value Analysis and Nursing Leads to reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU) and was submitted by:
Case Studies
Jan 13, 2016
AHRMM is developing a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers (NPU) leading practice was submitted by:
Case Studies
Jan 13, 2016
AHRMM is offering a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) leading practice was submitted by:
Case Studies
Jan 13, 2016
AHRMM is offering a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) leading practice was submitted by:
Case Studies
Jan 13, 2016
AHRMM is developing a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following CAUTI leading practice was submitted by: University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA Problem Statement: CAUTI rates exceeding national benchmark (NHSN). Method:
Letter/Comment
Oct 20, 2015
AHRMM supports the concept and use of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) to provide evidence-based data to help inform purchasing decisions. CER is designed to support healthcare decisions by providing objective conclusions after comparing the effectiveness, benefits, and potential harm of various medical equipment, devices, or treatment options for specific episodes of care or states of disease.   By using objective data provided by CER, healthcare supply chain professionals have the ability to: