Issue Brief

Feb 29, 2016
This Awareness Brief provides a high level summary understanding of value based purchasing. The Hospital Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Program adjusts hospitals’ payments based on their performance in four domains that reflect hospital cost, quality and outcomes. This calendar year, 2016, is the…
Feb 9, 2016
This Awareness Brief provides a quick reference to the Draft Guidance for UDI Convenience Kits, released by the FDA in January 2016. The draft guidance defines the term “convenience kit” for purposes of compliance with UDI labeling and data submission requirements only.
Oct 20, 2015
The Medical Device Excise Tax, a component of the Affordable Care Act, is approaching implementation at the beginning of 2013. The tax is intended to provide an estimated $20 billion in tax revenues to help pay for the expansion of health coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. Healthcare…
Oct 20, 2015
Alarm safety is not a new topic; by now most of us have heard the term ‘Alarm Safety’ and recently the term ‘Alarm Fatigue’.  As supply chain professionals we are aware how important alarm management is when providing a safe environment for our patients.  To ensure supply chain remains cognizant…