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Dec 30, 2019
Cybersecurity impacts all industry verticals including health care. Health care organizations need to address security in standard technology and medical devices. In this webinar, we discuss eight key practices straight from the Mayo Clinic’s cybersecurity strategy.
Oct 22, 2019
When purchasing is involved at the start of the capital equipment process, it can lead to better value outcomes and improved customer experience at the department level. This webinar presents ways to develop internal controls and accountability for the purchase of new and replacement capital equipment and for other forms of capital expenditures in health care organizations.
Jul 5, 2016
Healthcare reform is driving unprecedented changes in the management, funding and delivery of care as hospitals develop and implement strategies to achieve higher quality care at lower cost. The problem many hospitals face involves the gaps in data between costly supplies, and how they are managed in the item master and chargemaster. Having links and systems in place to audit and validate the item to charge accuracy is crucial. Without this foundation, providers lose the ability to trust their physician quality outcome assessments and episodic care analytics.
Jan 27, 2016
Executive Summary Today’s healthcare environment is rapidly changing. Hospitals and healthcare systems are being bombarded by myriad challenges, including the fluctuating economy, cuts in Medicare reimbursements, and new procedural, financial, and reporting requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). All of these factors are pressuring healthcare organizations to reduce costs and improve patient outcomes without sacrificing the quality of care.
Jan 18, 2016
Incorporating the targets for transformation set by the leader of our organization including unjustified variation, fragmentation of care-giving, perverse payment incentives, and the patient as a passive receipt of care, Supply Chain has developed a strategic model and plan that transforms our thinking from a focus on “chains” to a focus on “flow” and from “Supply Chain Services” to “Care Support Services.”
Jan 13, 2016
AHRMM is offering a repository for leading and proven supply chain practices, case studies, and toolkits that are developed from a Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) perspective. The following leading practice describes methods used to reduce Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU), and was submitted by:
Dec 31, 1969
Learn about how the significant number of clinical alarms have a numbing effect on nursing staff, to the point that patient safety is in jeopardy. As this is happening at most hospitals around the country, supply chain has the ability to help slow the number of unnecessary alarms and increase the quality of patient care.
Dec 31, 1969
Capital equipment replacement planning is an activity many organizations engage in year after year. In this two-part series, we will outline a process of evaluating current equipment utilizing specific data elements and identifying where that data can be obtained and discuss how to use data and planning results to prioritize and follow established guidelines to replace only the equipment that needs replacing.
Dec 31, 1969
Effective and reliable policies and procedures are critical for a materials management department's success. However, every healthcare organization understands the challenges of generating and managing them.