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Feb 28, 2019
Implementing a Low Unit of Measure (LUM) program at your organization has many benefits beyond reducing inventory.  LUM can act as a catalyst in implementing other associated LEAN principles such as streamlining staff, processes and technology. All of which will increase efficiencies and reduce redundancy and waste in your supply chain. Download Article
Feb 28, 2019
Organizations rely on multiple strategies to reduce waste and control costs, while providing the best possible medical outcome for patients. Standardization, investment in new technologies and inventory management automation (Point-of-Use Systems) are a few strategies that organizations can use to realize cost savings and waste reduction. Download Article
Feb 20, 2019
AHRMM presents a four-part series on successful collaboration with suppliers. In part one, Mike Schiller, former director of supply chain at AHRMM, discusses AHRMM’s CQO Movement and IHI’s Triple Aim and how they are affecting the health care supply chain today. As primary care shifts its focus to prevention, suppliers need to partner with providers to provide best practices and tools for prevention and health promotion.   The Secrets of Successful Collaboration series
Feb 20, 2019
In part two of a four-part series on successful collaboration with suppliers, Mike Schiller, former director of supply chain at AHRMM, discusses relationship building, utilizing trust and transparency.   The Secrets of Successful Collaboration series
Jan 15, 2019
Stewart Layhe, director of supply chain, Denver Health, shares his method for measuring supply chain department success with quarterly support card surveys used to make improvements.
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.
Jan 3, 2019
It doesn’t take a deadly pandemic like Ebola to put your supply chain—and your staff and patients--at risk. Flu outbreaks cause sudden shortages of critical supplies and happen frequently. Jason Burnham, associate director, O&M Halyard Health, shares three steps you need to know in order to be prepared for the next outbreak.
Dec 20, 2018
During times of disaster, hospitals play an integral role as the community safety net, providing essential medical care that must be available often times within a moment’s notice. Strategic planning and ongoing training are necessary to identifying, dispatching and mobilizing critical material and human resources. The health care supply chain professional is a vital component of any hospital emergency response team and the hospital incident command center.
Dec 17, 2018
This AHRMM tool covers how health care supply chain professionals should prepare for disasters, with the input from various disciplines. The tool includes supply consumption adjustment calculations and several preparedness plans such as The Joint Commission Emergency Operations Plan ®, the Hospital Incident Commend System (HICS) and the 10 Elements for a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).
Dec 4, 2018
Having conversations with clinicians can be difficult, Howard Mann, a 30 year supply chain professional, discusses how to prepare for physician conversations regarding vendor consolidations to reduce the number of suppliers for product or product categories.
Nov 27, 2018
As you implement new efficiencies into your supply chain system, use technology and collaboration solutions that support the five key aspects – data and data analysis, resiliency, transparency, uniformity, and adaptability. A process based on these qualities makes room for future innovation and evolves along with the industry.
Nov 12, 2018
Teresa Dail, chief supply chain officer, VUMC and 2018 AHRMM board chair, shares AHRMM’s definition of clinical integration and why a clinically integrated supply chain is important to her and her colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Oct 25, 2018
Changes in population health, the advent of disruptive technologies and consumerism are forcing changes in the way the entire health care continuum is defined, including the supply chain. By: Andria J. Davis Download Article
Oct 25, 2018
Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) redefines business expectations and brings a dynamic and strategic approach to the supply chain. By Ed Hardin Jr.  Download Article 
Oct 25, 2018
Innovation in health care goes far beyond products and services. It encompasses the way patients perceive their health care experience. By Dave Reed, vice president, healthcare solutions, Cook Medical Download Article
Oct 25, 2018
As health care organizations look for ways to meaningfully impact cost, quality and outcomes, they are expanding the care delivery continuum and increasingly transitioning services out of the hospital and into non-acute settings. Today, 95 percent of patient visits take place in non-acute care facilities, from the physician’s office to patients’ homes. This volume is likely to grow as health systems turn to new models designed to impact the health of target patient populations.
Oct 25, 2018
This short webcast reviews the strengths of pharmacy and supply chain to explore how they can partner to improve patient safety, patient health, and organizational finances. Presenter: Stewart Layhe, supply chain project manager, Denver Health
Oct 25, 2018
Though life-saving breakthroughs are occurring daily, the way health care is delivered continues to be more like a race between the hare and the tortoise.  By Bob Taylor, senior vice president, supply chain, RWJBarnabas Health Download Article
Oct 16, 2018
Free professional strengths finder grid template. This tool is mentioned in the AHRMM webcast, Taking Your Great Team to New Performance Levels. 
Oct 11, 2018
Nicole Mazzei-Williams, region director, TRIOSE, discusses working at the most optimum level when your individual strengths are used. She also provides tips for supply chain leaders and managers on how to coach employees who may be under stress to get back to their strengths.