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Overview: The Institute for Supply Management, ISM®, is working in collaboration with the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), to establish a new economic index for the healthcare supply chain. This index report will help identify trends and assist supply chain leaders in making important business decisions.
Overview: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model launched on April 1, 2016. The approaching CJR model performance period has providers in affected markets working to hit the quality score for reconciliation payment eligibility. As value-based reimbursement is something hospitals everywhere will need to eventually embrace, these changes will require a significant departure from business as usual.
Overview: The concept of physician preference has challenged hospital leadership seeking to control costs while maintaining strong relationships with practitioners. Margins on physician preference items are typically higher compared to other innovative industries and products.
Overview: Learn how to drive organizational and cultural improvements by utilizing cost, quality, and outcome data in the decision making process. Understand how the use of trustworthy clinicians and industry partners in the support role with physicians/decision makers leads to success. Leave with a checklist of ideas for implementation. This session was previously recorded at the 2014 AHRMM Annual Conference.
Supply chain leaders are being charged with mission-critical tasks that require C-suite level engagement and buy-in. Deploying the right approach with executive-level (X2) stakeholders will ensure that supply chain becomes a key component of a health care system strategy through effective communication and advanced project components.
Overview: Reducing variability in products, supplies, pharmaceuticals and other cost drivers is key to achieving margins in Medicare payment. It is complex in both large and small hospitals, with consequences to physician satisfaction. This session details the process used by Vidant Health, an eight-hospital system with a 900-bed academic medical center, to engage physicians in standardization resulting in substantial savings. This session will include process, from beginning to end, pitfalls, discovery and outcomes.
Overview: In this two-part on-demand series, hear directly from physicians as they discuss how to have conversations that drive change. The presenters also share findings from a survey debunking physician preference myths that have stifled clinical resource management. Discover different methods that prepare you to have physician preference items conversations that impact value analysis and improve clinical and financial outcomes.
Overview: Explore how supplier diversity can be a valuable investment toward sustainability. The first step will focus on defining supplier diversity and the associated specific designations.  Participants will then travel through time for a view of the evolution of supplier diversity. The next stops on the journey will include a glimpse into how to build a business case for supplier diversity including the scope and benefits (CQO and Sustainability) for the supplier and purchaser, as well as the importance of executive support.
We all question whether some health care supply chains outperform others, which competencies separate those supply chain professionals from the rest, if customers and financial markets appreciate the differences, and what business lessons are there for the health care industry. 
Overview: Standardized labels recently mandated by the UDI Rule are an important step but will not provide healthcare cost savings and improved patient safety on their own. Furthermore, EHRs and MMIS systems do not provide the functionality necessary to meet these objectives. Hospitals need a tool to leverage the use of UDI (Unique Device Identification) within their healthcare organizations to empower AHRMM’s Cost, Quality, Outcomes (CQO) Movement.