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  • Annual Clinical Contract Evaluations: Are You Ready?

    Content Areas: Procurement | Tags: Clinical Resource Management, Contracting, Regulatory | Formats: Event | CPE Credit: 1

    Prepare for your annual clinical contract evaluation process during this upcoming webinar. Discover how one provider used existing technology to automate their process and what they learned from an inspection by the Joint Commission that helped them improve the way they evaluate contracts and vendor performance.

  • HIMSS17 Annual Conference & Exhibition | February 19–23, 2017 | Orlando

    Content Areas: Technology | Tags: CQO | Formats: Event

    The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.

  • UDI Conference 2016

    Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Event

    The UDI Conference is an annual industry gathering for medical device manufacturers, distributors, and hospitals to learn about the FDA UDI Regulation and the Global UDI Database (GUDID). AHRMM will once again partner with the UDI Conference and will be hosting the Realizing the Value of UDI track.

  • AHRMM18 Conference & Exhibition | August 12-15, 2018 | Chicago

    August 12, 2018 | Formats: Event

    The AHRMM Conference & Exhibition is the premier education and networking event for the healthcare supply chain field. Mark your calendar to join us in 2018 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago for AHRMM18. 

  • CQO and Nexera Member Successes

    January 19, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: CQO | Formats: Webcast

    Nexera has incorporated Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) throughout their own organizational culture, and embeds that philosophy into their partnerships with healthcare supply chain organizations. In this discussion, Alison Flynn Gaffney explains the specifics of Nexera's endeavors, and the impact CQO has on their organization and the healthcare field. 

    Presented by: Alison Flynn Gaffney, FACHE, CMRP, Senior Vice President, GNYHA Services, Inc., Nexera, Inc.

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • CQO and Nexera Member Successes

    January 19, 2017 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: CQO | Formats: Podcast

    Nexera has incorporated Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) throughout their own organizational culture, and embeds that philosophy into their partnerships with healthcare supply chain organizations. In this discussion, Alison Flynn Gaffney explains the specifics of Nexera's endeavors, and the impact CQO has on their organization and the healthcare field. 

    Presented by: Alison Flynn Gaffney, FACHE, CMRP, Senior Vice President, GNYHA Services, Inc., Nexera, Inc.

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • The CMRP Renewal Process – Plan Early, Document Often

    January 09, 2017 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Tags: CMRP | Formats: Webcast

    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 podcast.

  • The CMRP Renewal Process – Plan Early, Document Often

    January 09, 2017 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Tags: CMRP | Formats: Podcast

    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.

  • Advanced Consumerism Raises the Bar of Healthcare Supply Chain

    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.

  • Healthcare, “Back to the Future”

    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.

  • The Rise of Supply Chain Consumerism

    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.

  • CQO & The Triple Aim: Supply Chain’s Strategic Connection Report

    December 26, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: CQO | Formats: Report/Study

    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.

  • Help! I Can’t Find My OR Supplies!

    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.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series BONUS Part 5: AHRMM16 Audience Q&A

    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

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 1: Introduction and the GPO Role

    December 14, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Contracting, Group Purchasing Organizations, Suppliers | Formats: Webcast

    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. Part 1 centers on the GPO’s role in helping member facilities support their CQO efforts.

    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

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 1: Introduction and the GPO Role

    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. Part 1 centers on the GPO’s role in helping member facilities support their CQO efforts.

    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

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 2: Categories and Practices of Contracting Option Choices

    December 14, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Contracting, Group Purchasing Organizations, Suppliers | Formats: Webcast

    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 Part 2, the panel considers the multiple product categories and the process of choosing the most appropriate contracting option.

    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

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 2: Categories and Practices of Contracting Option Choices

    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 Part 2, the panel considers the multiple product categories and the process of choosing the most appropriate contracting option.

    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

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 3: Compliance and Alignment

    December 14, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Contracting, Group Purchasing Organizations, Suppliers | Formats: Webcast

    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. Part 3 examines whether compliance can be achieved without alignment, and vice versa.

    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

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 3: Compliance and Alignment

    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. Part 3 examines whether compliance can be achieved without alignment, and vice versa.

    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

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

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