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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.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 4: Expectations of GPO Partners and Summary

    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. Panelists in Part 4 of the webcast series focus on what providers should expect from their GPO partners. 

    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, and bonus part 5 podcast session.

  • GPO or Local/Self Contracting Series Part 4: Expectations of GPO Partners and Summary

    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. Panelists in Part 4 of the GPO or Local/Self Contracting series focus on what providers should expect from their GPO partners.

    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.

  • Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Series Part 3

    December 13, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference, Reimbursement | Formats: Podcast

    In this three-part podcast, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics and relationship of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) success. Part three discusses how accurate value analysis and product choice can affect value based purchasing outcomes.

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Series Part 3

    December 13, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, MMIS, Physician Preference | Formats: Webcast

    In this three-part webcast, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics and relationship of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) success. Part three discusses how accurate value analysis and product choice can affect value based purchasing outcomes.

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Series Part 2: What is Value Analysis

    December 06, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference, Reimbursement | Formats: Podcast

    In this three-part podcast, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics and relationship of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) success. Part two reviews the importance of value analysis and supply chain involvement.

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Series Part 2: What is Value Analysis

    December 06, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference, Reimbursement | Formats: Webcast

    In this three-part webcast and podcast series, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality, and Outcomes. In part two, review the importance of value analysis and supply chain's involvement.

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Series Part 1: What is Value Based Purchasing?

    November 29, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference, Reimbursement | Formats: Podcast

    In this three-part podcast, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics and relationship of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) success. Part one explains value based purchasing and its effects on hospital reimbursement.

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Series Part 1: What is Value Based Purchasing?

    November 29, 2016 | Content Areas: Value Analysis | Tags: Cost Management, CQO, Physician Preference, Reimbursement | Formats: Webcast

    In this three-part webcast, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics and relationship of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) success. Part one explains value based purchasing and its effects on hospital reimbursement.

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • The Value Cycle

    November 17, 2016 | Content Areas: Finance | Tags: Analytics, CQO, Data Standards, Reimbursement, Sustainability | Formats: On-Demand Recording | CPE Credit: 1

    Maintaining a cost-effective supply chain in a world where value-based reimbursement models are the norm will be determined by your hospital's ability to collect, connect, and act on analytics from myriad data sources and systems. 

  • Building Trust: 10 Commandments of a Trusting Relationship

    November 14, 2016 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Tags: Change Management, Suppliers | Formats: Webcast

    As we think about the intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO), the patient is right in the middle of that intersection. Here are 10 commandments you might want to consider adopting, if they’re not already part of your values both professionally and personally.

    Presented by: Deborah Rey, Senior Contract Manager, Christiana Care Health System

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • Building Trust: 10 Commandments of a Trusting Relationship

    November 14, 2016 | Content Areas: Professional Development | Tags: Change Management, Suppliers | Formats: Podcast

    As we think about the intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO), the patient is right in the middle of that intersection. Here are 10 commandments you might want to consider adopting, if they’re not already part of your values both professionally and personally.

    Presented by: Deborah Rey, Senior Contract Manager, Christiana Care Health System

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Building Trust and Collaboration Between Providers and Suppliers

    November 04, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, CQO, Suppliers | Formats: Podcast

    As the healthcare field evolves into a quality, not quantity service, providers and suppliers are both looking to collaborate, sharing ideas and solutions. In this session, Dennis black and Dennis Orthman share their experiences and best practices to improve and expand the provider-supplier relationship. This session is a shortened version of the 2015 on-demand webinar.

    Presented by: Dennis Black, Director, e-Business, Solutions Group, BD and Dennis Orthman, Senior Director, SMI

  • Adopting RFID in Healthcare

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Data Standards, Inventory Management, Shipping and Receiving | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. In the healthcare field, products that are labeled with RFID tags help both the provider and supplier be more efficient and effective in managing inventory levels. In turn, this improved inventory management helps healthcare systems and suppliers have better, more accurate conversations about what products are being consumed at the bedside. Cook Medical is a sponsor of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.

  • How Supply Chain Technology Creates Inventory Visibility and Cost Savings

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, Inventory Management, Pharmacy | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. As the hospital pharmacy landscape continues to become more and more complex, hospitals and health systems need to understand that better management of the medication supply chain will help balance ever-evolving fiscal challenges.

  • Inclusive Teams and Unlocked Silos Can Increase Cost Savings

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Contracting, Cost Management, CQO, Strategic Sourcing | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. Unlocking individual silos in healthcare organizations is a key step toward delivering the optimal value in patient care at the appropriate cost. Multidisciplinary sourcing teams with the right software platform can elevate the role of healthcare supply chain. The result: stronger negotiating processes with suppliers and better contract terms.

  • Looking Back on Technology in 2016 and What’s on the Horizon for 2017

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. As 2016 comes to an end, we can look back and see that this year has brought a lot of new opportunities to help facilities achieve better patient outcomes, implement the Triple Aim framework, and new mobile applications patients can access to keep up with their health.

  • Putting the Pieces of Technology and Healthcare Data Together

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. How is technology contributing to better data, which means better outcomes and lower costs? What is technology? What is healthcare supply chain technology? It’s all a giant jigsaw puzzle of questions. What does the finished puzzle look like?

  • Supply Chain Technology Can Transform Data to Insights

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Analytics, Cost Management, Data Standards, Inventory Management | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. When supply chain analytics are enabled by the right data collection technology, they have the power to help hospital leaders better predict, trend and analyze product utilization information at every touchpoint throughout the enterprise.

  • The Future of Green Purchasing is Now

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Benchmarking, Contracting, Cost Management, Suppliers, Sustainability | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. The next wave of green purchasing is here — and new tools and technology platforms are fueling its growth. For healthcare buyers, a deeper look at the costs and benefits of products is easier to get than ever before. For healthcare suppliers, new opportunities exist to tell the full story of their products, grow sales with health systems looking for healthy, green products and services, and drive innovation in product development and supply chain management.

  • Wait. What? Supply Chain Has a Meaningful Use Impact?

    November 01, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Data Standards, Regulatory, UDI | Formats: Article

    This article is from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. Have you heard that Meaningful Use 3 requirements are optional in 2017 and required effective January 2018? Are you aware that supply items play a part in meeting those requirements? Are you ready?

  • Closing the Contract Compliance Gap

    An article from the November/December 2016 issue of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions. This article will discuss the shift from technology simply being used to source goods and services (i.e. reverse auctions, electronic RFPs/RFIs, online contract authoring) to how leading-edge technology is now used to enforce compliance and utilization of contracts.

  • AHRMM16 CQO Summit White Paper

    October 25, 2016 | Content Areas: Leadership | Tags: Analytics, CQO, Regulatory, Reimbursement | Formats: White Paper

    This white paper was written as a recap of the AHRMM16 Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, held in August of 2016 in San Diego. The paper presents an overview of the keynote presentation on the delivery and integration of care, roundtable discussions, and a recap of the panel discussion on supply chain’s role in an alternative payment model environment.

  • Optimizing Your Technology for Revenue Cycle Success

    October 20, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Cost Management, MMIS | Formats: Webcast

    In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the Revenue Cycle can impact your supply chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part one discusses the ins and outs of implementing new technology. Part 2 focuses on integrating new technology and which databases are needed. Part three concentrates on vendor solutions and training.

    Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Principle, Patient Craft and Chris Wiekert, Senior Product Manager, Infor

    Also available as an AHRMM podcast.

  • Part 1: Optimizing Your Technology for Revenue Cycle Success

    October 20, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Cost Management, MMIS, Procure to Pay | Formats: Podcast

    In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the Revenue Cycle can impact your Supply Chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration, and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part 1 discusses the ins and outs of implementing new technology.

    Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Principle, Patient Craft and Chris Wiekert, Senior Product Manager, Infor

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Part 2: Optimizing Your Technology for Revenue Cycle Success

    October 20, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Cost Management, MMIS, Procure to Pay | Formats: Podcast

    In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the revenue cycle can impact your supply chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration, and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part 2 focuses on integrating new technology and which databases are needed. 

    Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Principle, Patient Craft and Chris Wiekert, Senior Product Manager, Infor

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Part 3: Optimizing Your Technology for Revenue Cycle Success

    October 20, 2016 | Content Areas: Technology | Tags: Change Management, Cost Management, MMIS, Procure to Pay | Formats: Podcast

    In this three-part series, Lisa Tonkinson and Chris Wiekert discuss how the revenue cycle can impact your supply chain when embarking on a new software implementation or integration, and what you need to know to plan ahead and optimize your technology effectively. Part three concentrates on vendor solutions and training.

    Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Principle, Patient Craft and Chris Wiekert, Senior Product Manager, Infor

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Developing a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

    October 19, 2016 | Content Areas: Strategic Planning | Tags: Change Management, Physician Preference | Formats: Podcast

    Dr. Michael Schlosser discusses the reasons for, and resources needed to create a clinically integrated supply chain that utilizes evidence-based data to make procurement decisions that can improve patient outcomes.

    Presented by: Dr. Michael Schlosser, Chief Medical Officer, HealthTrust

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • Leveraging Millennials and Technology to Weather the Perfect Storm

    October 19, 2016 | Content Areas: Finance | Tags: Analytics, Change Management, Cost Management, CQO, Inventory Management | Formats: White Paper

    To develop larger savings opportunities, supply chain must expand the use of supply utilization analysis and alignment. This requires effectively and collaboratively using real-time, granular usage data, acquired through electronic technology such as barcode and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID). Understanding and engaging Millennials’ unique attitudes and capabilities, especially their technology orientation, and successfully integrating these with Baby Boomer attributes, will enable supply chain to leverage the new workforce culture through the increased use of electronic technology to shift the cost savings paradigm to supply utilization alignment. Through this synergy, supply chain can drive significant savings to help their facilities weather the perfect storm of declining revenues and increasing costs.

  • Reduction of Surgical Site Infections Using Lean: An Ochsner Health Case Study

    Nattie Leger, Director of Nursing Pursuit of Value, discusses how Ochsner significantly reduced their 2015 surgical site infections rate and a substantial cost avoidance using an interdisciplinary and methodical Lean approach. 

    Presented by: Nattie Leger, Director of Nursing Pursuit of Value, Ochsner Health System

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

  • The Supply Chain Executive of the Future

    October 19, 2016 | Content Areas: Leadership | Formats: Podcast

    Research has shown that at least 2/3 of leaders in healthcare supply chain are having real issues locating candidates with the necessary competencies required to replace the supply chain leaders that will be retiring in the next five to ten years. In 2015, AHRMM and SMI partnered to envision the supply chain executive of the future in order to assist professionals in developing their skills to better lead the healthcare supply chain. In this short video webcast, Mike Schiller, Senior Director, AHRMM and Dennis Othman, Senior Director, SMI discuss the four key pillars of knowledge and traits based on findings and feedback from various conference and work group meetings with supply chain leaders, individual interviews and literature research. The ultimate goal of this project is to work together to prepare the supply chain professional of today to become the supply chain leader of the future.

    Presented by: Dennis Orthman, Senior Director, SMI and Mike Schiller, CMRP, Senior Director, AHRMM

    Also available as an AHRMM webcast.

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