COVID-19 has exposed the fragile nature of the health care supply chain, but it’s not the first public health crisis to do so. Michael Schiller, AHRMM's Senior Director of Supply Chain, and Richard Bagley, Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Penn State Health, led the discussion on lessons learned and ways we should rethink supply chain strategies for the future.
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Apr 7, 2021
Feb 16, 2021
Begin the year with a fresh organizational outlook using AHRMM’s Policies and Procedures Manual for the Health Care Supply Chain, 2nd Edition. Updated with current leading practices, all policies, procedures and resource tools are downloadable and editable to suit your particular organization’s needs!
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
Jan 29, 2021
AHRMM's recommendations help to avoid the inefficiencies, unnecessary product demand, cost and operational management associated with hospitals establishing their own surge inventories, or state mandates for hospitals to maintain a specified number of days of on-hand inventory of critical products and supplies.
Dec 16, 2020
Important updates for health care supply chain on the progress and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Convergence: The Virtual Health Care Supply Chain (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: A CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
Oct 13, 2020
COVID-19 has forced us all to embrace and rely on virtual technology to conduct business. This sudden change has impacted supply chain operations and strategy execution, from staffing to supplier engagement and operational performance.
Oct 2, 2020
If you’re just starting to discuss elective procedures, supply chain must continuously communicate and develop relationships with key players to maintain the importance of supply chain input in their minds.
Aug 20, 2020
Matching Needed PPE with Donors and Hospitals: A Free HealthEquip Resource
Aug 18, 2020
As providers begin to pivot from this pandemic back to a standard model of care, now is the time for product and service suppliers to begin engagement. Below are 5 leading practices suppliers can use to engage their provider customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. The right time to engage is now 2. Show understanding compassion, empathy and patience 3 & 4. Offer short- and long-term plans 5. Overall, listen. Supply chain will let you know what they need and when
Aug 5, 2020
Jeff Berman, Principal and Healthcare Supply Chain Practice Leader at Grant Thornton, discusses emerging trends in the health care supply chain due to COVID-19 and steps health care organizations can take to build a stronger and more resilient supply chain.
Supply Chain's Role in Non-Labor Expense Management (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
Jul 23, 2020
Supply chain leaders share their processes and experiences in managing non-labor and non-personnel expenses.
The Provider Perspective on Building Supply Chain Resiliency (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
Jul 14, 2020
Provider panelists discuss their post-pandemic approach to their business continuity programs, working with non-traditional buyers, diversifying their suppliers and the increased focus on supply chain analytics.
Jul 8, 2020
The AHRMM COVID-19 Recovery Guide for the supply chain professional is designed to assist supply chain leaders as their organizations expand services during the ongoing response to COVID-19. An After-Action Review template has also been created and is available for download for the supply chain department to objectively assess its performance during the COVID-19 crisis prior to updating its operational procedures.
Jul 1, 2020
Michael Brown, Director of Supply Chain Management and Eric Swaim, Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston share their unique approach to sourcing PPE supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic and how they plan to continue sourcing in the future.
Jun 19, 2020
The Manufacturer and Distributor Perspective on Building Supply Chain Resiliency (Re-engineering the Health Care Supply Chain: CQO Thought Leader Discussion Series)
Jun 15, 2020
Listen as distributor and manufacturer panelists discuss their changing strategies relating to COVID-19 lessons, domestic verses international production and ways providers, distributors and manufacturers need to work together moving forward.
May 28, 2020
Discover how a Medical Logistics Crisis Action Team could help your institution quickly organize efforts and resources in addition to your Incident Command System.
The Health Care Supply Chain's Response to COVID-19: Post COVID-19 Supply Chain Provider Leading Practices Panel
May 19, 2020
The AHRMM Learning Community continued its discussion of the health care supply chain’s response to COVID-19 on Friday, May 15. This webcast focuses its discussion on the re-emergence of a more typical health care structure. This panel of health care supply chain leaders shared their thoughts and strategies as they prepare supply chain for increased ER visits and elective surgeries. A robust question and answer session followed the discussion.
May 18, 2020
In this podcast, Brian Bartel, Director of Supply Chain and Support Services, and Crystal Lacey, Trauma Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness RN, at Willamette Valley Medical Center in Oregon share their preparation strategy and a few of the processes established to help combat COVID-19.
May 7, 2020
Providence St. Joseph team and Medline discuss their collaboration. Session takeaways include leading practices, lessons learned and how your organization can create successful partnerships to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 4, 2020
Mike Schiller, Senior Director of Supply Chain at AHRMM and Brent Petty, Executive Industry Consultant at Lexmark Healthcare discuss effective supplier reconnection as providers slowly emerge from the pandemic into a staggered implementation of elective procedures within the “new normal.”