Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement

In today’s rapidly shifting healthcare landscape where declining reimbursements and changing payment policies are set to be the new norm, how do you ensure your healthcare organization delivers quality care at a more affordable cost?

As healthcare executives increasingly recognize that their organization’s success relies on the performance and effectiveness of the supply chain, how will you manage their expectations?

Join the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement and add your voice to a thriving and ever-growing healthcare community dedicated to sharing and learning from each other in order to advance the supply chain strategy.

Explore educational opportunities and discover a wealth of materials developed specifically for healthcare supply chain professionals to help them effectively manage the quality and affordability of care, which can be achieved at the intersection of:

Cost - all costs associated with delivering patient care and supporting the care environment
Quality - patient-centered care aimed at achieving the best possible clinical outcomes
Outcomes - financial reimbursement driven by outstanding clinical care at the appropriate costs

Be a part of the Movement and take the lead in revamping supply chain strategy by broadening its focus beyond cost, to include the correlation with quality and outcomes.

xFeatured Education

Access a wide array of educational tools for all levels of supply chain management so you can be ready for the continuing impact of the healthcare reform. Start with these eLearning courses:

The Process of Operationalizing Contracts to Support CQO

Integrating Physician Leadership in Supply Chain Management

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xLeading Practices

Tap into an online repository of evidence-based, replicable supply chain best practices and tools to eliminate:

• Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI)
• Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers (HAPU)
• Hospital Acquired Nosocomial Pressure Ulcers (NPU)
• Costs Related to Blood Products and Services

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xCase Studies

AHRMM has worked with healthcare supply chain teams across the nation to develop case studies highlighting how their organizations have embraced the tenets of the CQO Movement. Read the case studies to learn how other supply chain professionals work at the intersection of CQO to reduce costs while improving patient care and driving greater financial outcomes for their organizations.

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What is CQO?

AHRMM launched the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement in January 2013 to guide the healthcare supply chain professionals through sweeping changes in the healthcare landscape brought by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more.



Got a question about CQO? Check out the CQO Movement Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Movement, from how it's been developed to what it means for the future of healthcare supply chain. Read the CQO FAQs.