January 7, 2016
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
 Upcoming Education
Utilizing Demand Planning for the Healthcare Supply Chain Environment - January 19
This webinar looks at the concept of Demand Planning as the next step in the evolution of the healthcare supply chain process. Review of this concept will show how it builds trust relationships and encourages collaboration amongst the departments in healthcare organizations and suppliers. 
Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $149 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: Jacqueline Gregory, Supply Chain Operations, Orlando Health, Inc.; Randy Hayas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Orlando Health, Inc.; Steve Kiewiet, BJC HealthCare; William H Saphir BS, MA, MBA, Principal, William H Saphir

From Invisibility to Transparency: Cultivating OR Cost Awareness - March 2
The Massachusetts General leadership team will share how they used data capture to assess supply use and how they changed the culture in their hospital to be more cost aware. They will also examine the hurdles they encountered and how they addressed each along the way so you, too, can instill a financial mindfulness in your facility.
Learn more about this webinar and register today!
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $149 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: Bethany Daily, Senior Administrative Director, Perioperative Services, Massachusetts General Hospital and Stephanie Weilert, Manager, Perioperative Business Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
Free Webinar Provided by USDM: What UDI Means for Healthcare - January 28
What UDI Means for Healthcare – An In-Depth Look
The intent of the UDI Rule is multi-purpose with the end result focusing on the patient. The traceability of products from manufacturer thru to distributor into receiving dock and to the patient is essential to achieve the benefits of UDI at the provider level. To enable this process, multiple solutions must be considered. Information systems within each of the segments must have the capabilities to capture and transact with UDI data. Senior leadership, clinicians, information technology, all staff within each organization must understand the importance of this paradigm shift.
This webinar will describe the importance of the changes and the steps to be taken in order to achieve success.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016  
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Cost: Complimentary 
Speakers: Jean Sargent, Vice President, Business Development, USDM
Register Now!
 AHRMM Podcasts
Introducing the Newest Addition to AHRMM Online Education - Podcasts!
AHRMM Podcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics.  Two podcasts are now available and AHRMM will launch additional podcasts throughout 2016. 
Continuing Education and Earning Your CMRP:  It’s Importance to You and the Supply Chain Field 
Investing in yourself by taking continuing education courses, no matter what kind, is essential for personal and professional growth. Hear from two supply chain experts who explain the benefits of life-long learning and earing their Certified Resource Materials Professional (CMRP) Certificate, and how you can do the same. 
Presented by: Allen Archer, System Director - Supply Chain, Houston Healthcare and Lora Johnson, Director Supply Chain Operations - Acute Care, Covenant Health System 
Alarm Fatigue and Supply Chain’s Role in Preventing It 
Learn about how the significant number of clinical alarms have a numbing effect on nursing staff, to the point that patient safety is in jeopardy. As this is happening at most hospitals around the country, supply chain has the ability to help slow the number of unnecessary alarms and increase the quality of patient care. 
Presented by: Susan Turley, Director of Supply Chain Management, US Army Medical Department, Alaska 
Visit http://learning.ahrmm.org/podcasts to access the podcasts.
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AHRMM Social & Digital Media Survey - Enter to Win a Free AHRMM16 Registration
AHRMM is conducting an important Digital and Social Media Usage Survey which will help us further strengthen the value of your membership by better understanding how members use social and digital media.  
As an incentive for your participation, members who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a FREE registration for the 2016 AHRMM Conference.*  
The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete and consists of 28 multiple choice questions and 1 open-ended question. Survey closes on January 28, 2016.
We are grateful for your participation!

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. Sweepstakes only open to AHRMM Members who are residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 18 years and older. Sweepstakes begins on or about 01/07/2016 at 9:00 am Central Standard Time (CT) and ends at 5:00 pm CT on 01/21/2016. ARV of all prizes: $700.00. Subject to full Official Rules at www.ahrmm.org/survey-sweepstakes-rules. Sponsor: Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management.
Featured Resource
The January/February Digital Edition is Now Available   
The AHRMM magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, is one of the premier benefits and resources of being an AHRMM member. Published six times a year, this publication provides up-to-date information on the latest healthcare supply chain trends, best practices, case studies, and Association activities.  
Read the latest issue focusing on professional development and find new ways to build your career in 2016.
Not receiving your bi-monthly Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions magazine in the mail?  Contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org or (312) 422-3840 and confirm your primary mailing address.
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