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Overview: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pay-for-performance programs impact all acute care hospitals in the United States. Several programs directly impact the supply chain, including value-based purchasing, readmissions reduction, and the hospital acquired conditions (HACs) penalty programs.
Overview: The process of annual clinical contract evaluations can be time consuming and overwhelming, and supply chain has a unique opportunity to support the continuum of care as we expand our CQO efforts and strive to meet requirements.  In this session, we will discuss the clinical contract evaluation process, including government requirements, expectations and improving contract performance with the use of key performance indicators.
Overview: On July 25, 2016 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed ruling which introduces three new episode payment models (EPMs) for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts (CABG) and Surgical Hip/Femur Fracture Treatment (SHFFT).
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: Healthcare Supply Chain is rapidly changing and consolidating. Are your IT systems equipped to help you manage this change? Other industries have relevant lessons, processes, and applications. Next generation systems on the cloud offer an asset-light way for you to jump to the next generation. Cloud technology can deliver the visibility, insights, and capabilities that on-premises systems do not, but are needed to create a more effective, efficient and intelligent supply chain.
On-site supply storage is one of the core competencies of effective supply chain management, and adhering to standards and regulations is an ongoing practice. Whether products are stored in bins or in cardboard boxes, supply chain must ensure all employees follow guidelines for patient safety. In this recorded virtual roundtable education session, a panel of veteran supply chain professionals discuss The Joint Commission Standards and the necessity for risk assessment. The panelists then take questions from the attendees and continue the discussion on best practices.
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.