Fellow Paper Topics

To become an AHRMM Fellow, candidates must submit a written paper for acceptance by the AHRMM Fellow Review Committee. To assist candidates in this process the Committee has compiled the following list of possible topics for consideration by candidates. These topics are only suggestions and candidates are not required to select from this list.  Choosing a topic from this list does not guarantee a candidate's approval. Fellow candidates are assigned a mentor from the AHRMM Fellow Review Committee. Mentors are available to assist candidates in identifying possible paper topics if requested.

  • Hardwiring CQO into the clinical enterprise - Beyond the value analysis process, into the rest of the organization
  • Building collaboration between Supply Chain and Clinicians to maximize cost, quality, and outcomes
  • Disruptive technologies' impact on the healthcare supply chain
  • Disruptive models
    • Consumerism of healthcare
    • Inter-industry collaborations
  • Pricing transparency in healthcare
  • Supply Chain skillset in a healthcare reform world
  • Strategic sourcing in healthcare
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Successful negotiations tactics
  • Data analytics - how to take advantage of it
  • Integrating UDI into EHR
  • Joint Commission: Alarm Safety
  • Health Reform/Value Based Purchasing
  • Physician Owned Companies
  • Medical supply and drug shortages
  • Small Luer Connection Conversion
  • Medical Device and Healthcare Cybersecurity
  • Lean/Six Sigma - any training that examines processes differently is valuable
  • Cross functional teams
  • Vendor selection/collaboration on shared best practices
  • Benchmarks proposed processes and shared practices
  • Succession Planning
  • Predictive Data
    • UDI to assist getting predictive data
      • Illustrate the benefits to hospitals, clinicians, and patients and an identified approach for multiple phases of implementation
      • An analysis of companies who have implemented, identify challenges, what smaller companies are also resources, and identify where others are at with UDI implementation
      • Post market analysis and surveillance benefits
    • How big data can transform HC
    • How to use big data for your value-based purchasing decisions