The lack of end-to-end supply chain visibility in the medical device channel contributes to an estimated five billion dollars ($5B) of inventory waste for the U.S. health system today. (PNC Healthcare and GHX, 2011) RFID is a key technology that is enabling health systems, distributors and manufactures to partner together to remove this waste. Successful implementation of RFID in a healthcare delivery organization takes careful planning, execution, and change management agility.
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Aug 21, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
With all of the significant changes happening in the health care field, this is an exciting time in supply chain, but certainly a challenging time. It presents the opportunity for us to take a look at how health care supply chain as a field has evolved over the years, and where it needs to go in order to support these changes. Author: Dave Reed, Vice President, Healthcare Solutions, Cook Medical Download Article
Aug 11, 2018
The AHRMM Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement was launched in 2013 to advance the role of the health care supply chain in delivering better quality care at a more affordable cost and in a manner that delivers the highest value to patients. The CQO Movement explores the inter-relationships between cost, quality, and outcomes (as defined below) as opposed to the more historic view in which these factors were considered separately, often by different functions within the hospital environment, e.g., clinical, financial, etc.
Aug 2, 2018
Lisa Fohey, director of supply chain, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, leads an overview of the main principals of project management and change management and how they can be combined to lead program success.
Jul 19, 2018
Lisa Fohey, director of supply chain, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, explores the principles of project management and change management to guide supply chain professionals in project management success.
Jul 6, 2018
AHRMM’s Learning UDI Community (LUC) is a health care collaborative effort, in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, established to address issues impacting the adoption and implementation of the Unique Device Identifier by developing a common understanding and approach within the health care setting.
The Critical Link Between Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) and Unique Device Identification (UDI) White Paper
Jul 4, 2018
In an effort to capture broader insights on UDI adoption from across the health care field, AHRMM, with participation by the FDA, held LUC Data Quality Workshops during four conferences in 2017. During these workshops, conference attendees had the opportunity to voice their opinions on the state of UDI data quality, hurdles to UDI adoption and what recommended practices are necessary for providers and suppliers to effectively capture the UDI and use it in meaningful ways.
Jul 2, 2018
Explore the new delivery methods of health care, how community resources and organizations are now working together to reduce patient episodic care, and how it affects the supply chain. This webcast is also available as an AHRMM podcast.
Jun 21, 2018
In this short webcast, Tom Redding, managing director of healthcare services at St. Onge Company, describes a general approach to network supply chain assessment to identify areas for improvement. Project scope and data collection will be discussed, along with an example assessment of a health care system and the potential savings outcomes.
May 14, 2018
In this AHRMM webcast, Karen Morlan, administrative director of supply chain operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), explains the process of PAR optimization to reduce supply chain and nursing staff time, how to maximize the value of a purchase order, and effective strategies to eliminate the need to stock pile. This webcast is also available as an AHRMM podcast.
May 12, 2018
With significant pressures on hospitals and healthcare systems, it is incumbent upon those who recognize the benefits of UDI to build the business case for UDI adoption in the healthcare delivery environment. As the one discipline that works with operational, clinical, financial and technical leaders, supply chain professionals can help build the business case that documents value for multiple stakeholders.
May 3, 2018
May 3, 2018
Overview: The Business Case for the UDI work group, a formal work group of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management’s (AHRMM) Learning UDI Community (LUC) is comprised of more than 75 members representing the association, manufacturing/supplier, hospital, regulatory, consulting, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and solution provider communities. Within this group are five sub groups that are addressing one of five process flows that could potentially change following healthcare organizations’ adoption of the UDI.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Apr 17, 2018
In this AHRMM webcast, Karen Conway, executive director of industry relations and value at GHX discusses her research with the FDA on the value of UDI adoption in health care organizations. AHRMM’s Mike Schiller, senior director of supply chain, joins the conversation by describing the actions AHRMM is taking with the Learning UDI Community (LUC) to identify adoption practices and move beyond compliance.
Apr 9, 2018
GUDID Release 2.2 was successfully deployed. The enhancements will allow for additional functionality as noted below.