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Overview: AHRMM Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $99 | CPE: 1 Order Recording
The Scanning Imperative – Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Costs Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $99CPE Credit: 1.0
Leading Practices, RFID and Integration Member Price: Free | Non-Member Price: $99 CPE Credit: 1
In order to become data-driven organizations, healthcare providers need to leverage data standards and information technology. In the past, lack of standards across healthcare has been a major roadblock. However, numerous governmental and industry initiatives pursuing the adoption and implementation of supply chain standards across health IT systems are giving providers the opportunity to do just that. Standards lay the foundation for supply chain operations to leverage information technology to help transform healthcare providers into data-driven organizations.
Overview: Tracking and locating surgical supplies and their utilization is a challenge faced by most hospitals. Average supply returns for picked supplies is low and O.R. room in and out traffic to retrieve unavailable items is high, and significant staff hours are spent checking consumption and restocking and locating supplies.
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. 
Overview: Wondering where to start and how to implement and meet, the requirements as stated by FDA in the UDI rule? Let us help! Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) has begun a pilot program to implement UDI, and will reveal their process to help others do the same.