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Congratulations, you earned your Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) Certification! You may have just earned it, but experts say that you should think about how you will keep it – and soon. Allen Archer discusses the need to plan your way to renewal now and the documentation needed that you need to maintain.
Presented by: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain, Houston Healthcare Inc.
Also available as an AHRMM webcast.
January 01, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Physician Preference, Reimbursement, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: Article
Consumerism in healthcare has been on the rise as the impact of healthcare reform translates to narrower networks, higher deductibles and co-payments for patients, coupled with the shift toward value-based reimbursements for providers. With these changes, supply chain needs to work more closely with finance, clinicians, physicians, and health plans in this new healthcare economy.
January 01, 2017 | Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, CQO, Strategic Sourcing, Suppliers | Formats: Article
How often have you heard that supply chain is involved in patient care from the moment the patient walks in the door to discharge? Well, now that concept has gone a step further, and we need to think out of the box and as a patient ourselves.
January 01, 2017 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Contracting, Cost Management, Physician Preference, Reimbursement | Formats: Article
Consumerism in healthcare is not a trend—it’s here to stay. As deductibles and copayments rise, patients are becoming more involved in their care decisions, seeking out quality care that’s affordable.
The report outlines the strategic role supply chain plays within each of the IHI’s five suggested components of a system that fulfills the Triple Aim. Read the report to gain an understanding of how you can support the use of data and analytics, establish collaborations across departments and communities, promote prevention and implement standardization and cost control metrics that are all needed to improve patient safety, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction, and eliminate product waste and drive holistic, clinically integrated, and strategic care within the value-based reimbursement model.
December 15, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, Inventory Management, Reimbursement, Suppliers, UDI | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1
Using RFID technology in the OR will revolutionize supply chain management and has the potential to reduce wasted supplies, locate unused supplies, and deliver significant savings.
December 14, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Contracting, Group Purchasing Organizations, Suppliers | Formats: Podcast
Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare, leads a thought-leader panel discussion about the role of GPOs within the changing healthcare landscape and the and the daily decision of using a GPO or regional/local contracting. In the Part 5 bonus podcast, listen as panelists answer attendee questions during this session at the AHRMM16 Conference in San Diego.
Moderator: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain at Houston Healthcare
Panelists: Preston Hall, Director, Materials Management, Clarion; Jay Kirkpatrick, CEO, MidAmerica Region, HealthTrust; Michael Louviere, System VP Supply Chain, Ochsner Health System; Joe Walsh, Executive Vice President of Operations, Pensiamo