AHRMM White Papers
White papers serve as resources for exploring and confronting the challenges and complexities faced in the supply chain field. AHRMM welcomes new additions to its library. In addition to white papers, AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) papers are included in the white paper repository. Note: viewing certain papers are a member-only benefit.
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August 01, 2011 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Asset Management, Benchmarking, Change Management, Cost Management, Data Standards | Formats: White Paper
Healthcare reform is undeniably causing care providers to rethink the way they do business. The Supply Chain at Geisinger Health System believes that we can no longer be “just a Supply Chain.” In fact, the Supply Chain strategy that we set forth for the next few years does not recognize a Supply Chain in the future.
March 01, 2011 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, Contracting, Group Purchasing Organizations, Physician Preference, Suppliers | Formats: White Paper
This AHRMM Fellow paper identifies lessons learned from implementing an expanded contract management at East Alabama Medical Center.
Improving & Managing the Sterilization Process Through the Use of Surgical Instrument Management Software & LeanOctober 04, 2010 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Central Sterile, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, Lean/Six Sigma, Reprocessing | Formats: White Paper
Description of an integrated delivery network project - a Central Services Lean Six Sigma Reprocessing Project for Surgical Instrument Management (SIM) - that created greater efficiency in serving the Operating Rooms, and streamlined the workflow to increase accuracy, decrease errors and missing instruments, decrease training time, and increase transparency of tracking, productivity, and efficiency data.
October 01, 2010 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Reprocessing, Suppliers, Sustainability | Formats: White Paper
This white paper describes innovative solutions and efficient operating procedures in the areas of supplier diversity, green purchasing, and surplus property management, for practicing socially responsible supply chain techniques to eliminate waste and decrease hospital’s demand for natural resources.
October 01, 2010 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Benchmarking, Cost Management, Inventory Management | Formats: White Paper
Description of a three-year initiative to transform a major metropolitan ambulatory facility’s Purchasing Department into a world-class strategic group through an implementation of a continuous customer service campaign throughout the organization.
May 05, 2010 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Benchmarking, Clinical Resource Management, Cost Management, Data Standards, MMIS | Formats: White Paper
This AHRMM Fellow paper addresses the importance of the supply chain on overall healthcare costs and how transparent data can lead to a best practice supply chain.
Changing the Way We Do Business: A Case Study of Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare Supply Chain ManagementFebruary 01, 2010 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Cost Management, Inventory Management, Lean/Six Sigma, Linen Services | Formats: White Paper
Healthcare is an industry wherein leaders and entire communities can benefit from process improvement and lean six sigma project management. Lean initiatives can aid leaders and organizations in identifying possibilities where problems have perpetually existed. The techniques associated with lean six sigma strategies involve a data-driven, customer-centered approach and methodology that is applicable to all aspects of healthcare processes and services.