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Feb 16, 2021
Capital Equipment, Central Sterile, Clinical Integration, Clinical Resource Management (CRM), Cost Management, COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities, COVID-19: CDC, FDA and CMS Guidance, COVID-19: Organizational Preparedness and Capacity Planning, COVID-19: Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), COVID-19: Vaccines and Therapeutics, Data, Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness, Distribution, Finance & Budgeting, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), Inventory Management, Logistics, Pharmacy, Physician Preference Items (PPI), Planning, Design, and Construction, Procurement, Products and Services Contracting, Purchased Services, Shipping and Receiving, Suppliers, Support Services, Sustainability, Technology
Oct 13, 2020
Value Analysis programs are charged with evaluating products and services while balancing cost, quality, and outcomes in the decision. The quality of the products and the outcomes from using the products cannot be compromised, but today’s environment within healthcare dictates that cost is a significant factor influencing the decision. Unfortunately, the identified savings is not always realized in the anticipated time frame or to the full extent. Every week an initiative is delayed or not fully implemented results in lost dollars that cannot be recouped.
Oct 23, 2019
Nattie Leger, Director of Nursing Pursuit of Value, discusses how Ochsner significantly reduced their 2015 surgical site infections rate and a substantial cost avoidance using an interdisciplinary and methodical Lean approach.
Oct 22, 2019
Advocate Health Care developed a provider-supplier partnership that reduced re-admission rates and improved quality of care inside and outside of the hospitals. This webinar discusses elements of the collaborative research, the clinical economic baseline and outcome, as well as how the quality improvement program components lead to better care process.
Oct 22, 2019
Telehealth is here to stay, and supply chain must be aware of happenings within their communities and their own health care organizations. This webinar discusses telehealth services and their various modes, how supply chain can contribute to telehealth success, and what steps are needed to maintain that success.
Jan 11, 2019
2018 AHRMM CQO Summit: Each year at the annual AHRMM Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, participants throughout the health care field come together to share their knowledge, leading practices and ideas on supply chain’s role in delivering higher quality care at a more affordable cost. The CQO Summit discussions, in turn, inform the next year’s CQO report, which guides the development of the agenda for that year’s Summit.
Sep 14, 2018
In this short webcast, Dena Jackson, vice president, Clinical Supply Chain, Providence St. Joseph, and Sophie Rutherford, vice president, Business Development, Jump Technologies discuss supply chain as the hub of your organization as value analysis is transforming to clinical integration and changing the organization. This webcast is also available as an AHRMM podcast.
Sep 14, 2018
As health care organizations evolve, their strategies to include population health, the total cost, episode and subsequently value of care provided will be determined by patient outcomes. And this means finding the right balance between Cost, Quality and Outcomes is no longer a nice-to-have sentiment; it will be critical to sustaining one's viability across clinical, financial and operational domains.
Leading Practice: Leading Home Health Organization Provides High Quality Ostomy Care, at a Minimum Average of 40 Percent Lower Cost, Through Product Formulary Standardization
Aug 31, 2018
AHRMM is building 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 leading practice was submitted by:
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.
Introducing a New Resource for Healthcare Supply Chain Professionals: The ISM® Hospital Report On Business®
May 1, 2018
The ISM® Hospital Report On Business® is the first ISM® report to focus on the healthcare sector. It is being established in partnership with AHRMM, and with the assistance of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI).
Mar 16, 2018
Healthcare delivery systems in the U.S. have traditionally targeted health intervention strategies at individuals rather than populations. However, the transition to value-based care necessitates that healthcare providers develop population health management strategies to improve disease management. This article outlines the ways in which population health management can benefit both the healthcare system and the health of the communities it serves. By: Michelle Kurta, Mary Beth Lang, Benjamin Collier, and Scott Mullins
Dec 11, 2017
An update on current FDA and Congressional activity on independent service for reusable medical devices and the potential impact on your costs and level of service. Learn what you can do to get ready for potential changes that could affect your organization.
Aug 4, 2017
Savvy supply chain leaders must go beyond medical product pricing to achieve the next level of savings for their organizations Download Now
Grady Health System's Transformation from Traditional Value Analysis to Value Based Product Selection
Mar 6, 2017
This case study provides a review of Grady Health System’s transformation from traditional Value Analysis Joint Product Review Team structure to Value Based Selection Committees which promote shared governance including system wide physicians and executives focusing on full integration of cost, quality, outcomes analysis to ensure selection of products offering the greatest overall value for cost reduction and improvement of outcomes.
Feb 28, 2017
In the spectrum of payment models, with fee-for service on one end and capitation on the other, bundled payments is somewhere in the middle. No single payment model has been completely successful in the past, but there is no dispute that cost reduction must be one of the primary goals of any model that all stakeholders can agree on. Download Article
Feb 28, 2017
Bundled payments provide a single payment for a defined episode of care that is shared among the caregivers involved in the delivery of care, with the risk shifting primarily to hospitals. The logic is that this will promote better care coordination among the various providers, while reducing wide variations in both the cost of care and how care is delivered. Download Article
Dec 16, 2016
How often have you heard that supply chain is involved in patient care from the moment the patient walks in the door to discharge? Well, now that concept has gone a step further, and we need to think out of the box and as a patient ourselves. Download Article
Aug 15, 2016
This paper describes the development of a multidisciplinary and innovative product conversion process at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in Boston, Massachusetts, when the existing process for changing products was dysfunctional.