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
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2019 AHRMM CQO Report: The Power of Clinical Integration Overview: The CQO Task Force identified six health care organizations with case studies demonstrating the evolution of CQO and the expanding role of supply chain in meeting the needs of the ever-changing health care environment. These stories are contained within this report.
Sustainable leadership is a hot topic being discussed throughout the health care supply chain field, and with good cause. In this webinar, hear an engaging conversation with emerging, retiring, and change leaders and their perspectives on the leadership skills needed for the current and future workforce.
The rapid advancement of barcode scanning and RFID technologies coupled with improved interoperability has enabled a new level of data analytics that will impact the entire health care field. This webinar focuses on how automated capture of the UDI serves as the basis for improving current operations and predicting which devices will be the most effective.
Join Dr. Randy Bradley in conversation with John Barnes on digital disruptions and there influence on the health care supply chain. Presenter: Randy Bradley, assistant professor, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee
The role of the supply chain is more important in health care than ever before due to the rising economic challenges that are faced today. This three-part on-demand series focuses on WHY strategic planning is important, WHAT a supply chain strategic plan should include, and HOW to implement a new strategic plan at your organization.
Embark on a learning and educational effort to understand the challenges and opportunities to purchase “more sustainable” electronics. EPEAT is the eco-label managed by the Green Electronics Council. Understanding EPEAT criteria is a good way to get an overview on the many complex and important issues around the purchase, management and disposal of electronics. When you purchase electronics that meet EPEAT criteria, you are addressing energy efficiency options, toxicity, durability and recyclability considerations.
Learn about the challenges and benefits of purchasing flame-retardant-free (FR-free) furniture and fabrics in the health care supply chain. The health effects of flame retardant chemicals include carcinogenicity, endocrine and reproductive effects, and neurological and developmental disorders. Download Quick Guide
Understand the issues that frame the imperative to engage in the process of purchasing sustainable products and services in the health care supply chain. Whether your organizational culture dictates that you’ll have more success if you start from the bottom-up, or top-down, you must have at least a basic level of organizational readiness and the right systems in place to make success sustainable. Download Quick Guide
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are an increasing concern to health care professionals. Your health care institution can contribute to the solution of reducing antibiotic overuse by buying meat raised without the routine use of non-therapeutic antibiotics. Download Quick Guide
This paper will focus on three areas that are thought to be key components for a strong logistics program. Those are improving visibility, enhancing delivery options, and actionable analytics. Author: Nicole A. Mazzei-Williams Download Paper
This paper will share Concord Hospital’s journey to ISO 9001 certification, define the quality management system (QMS), the six key policies of the QMS and outline the key components of each of those policies as they relate to supply chain. Author: Jodi Panzino, MBA, PMP, CMRP, Director, Supply Chain Management, Concord Hospital. Download Paper
Research has shown that at least 2/3 of leaders in healthcare supply chain are having real issues locating candidates with the necessary competencies required to replace the supply chain leaders that will be retiring in the next five to ten years. In 2015, AHRMM and SMI partnered to envision the supply chain executive of the future in order to assist professionals in developing their skills to better lead the healthcare supply chain.
Dr. Michael Schlosser discusses the reasons for, and resources needed to create a clinically integrated supply chain that utilizes evidence-based data to make procurement decisions that can improve patient outcomes. Presented by: Dr. Michael Schlosser, Chief Medical Officer, HealthTrust
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.
As we redefine healthcare into a value-based service, it is critical to develop the type of partner relationship where trust and respect are at the forefront. Today, Deborah Rey discusses the behaviors you need to exhibit to build that bond.
A thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. Panelists in Part 4 focus on what providers should expect from their GPO partners. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
A thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. Part 3 of the GPO or Local/Self Contracting webcast series examines whether compliance can be achieved without alignment, and vice versa. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
A thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. In part 2 of the GPO or Local/Self Contracting webcast series, the panel considers the multiple product categories and the process of choosing the most appropriate contracting option. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare, leads a thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. Part 1 centers on the GPO’s role in helping member facilities support their CQO efforts. Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare