February 18, 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 Webinars
March 2
From Invisibility to Transparency: Cultivating OR Cost Awareness
During this upcoming webinar, 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.
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March 23
April 6
Physician Preference Two-Part Webinar Series
In this two-part webinar series, hear directly from physicians about how to have conversations that get results and drive change and debunk myths that have stifled clinical resource management. 
You can purchase each webinar individually or as a bundle to save:
Individual Webinar: $99 (AHRMM Members), $149 (Non Members)
Part 1 & 2 Bundle: $149 (AHRMM Members), $268 (Non Members)
Order the Bundle Today!
Part 1 – March 23: Debunking the Myth of Physician Preference
Discuss findings from a groundbreaking survey of physicians and case studies that debunk several myths that have stifled clinical resource management.
Part 2 – April 6: How to Effectively Partner with Physicians to Get Results
This session will explain how supply chain can appeal to physicians’ shifting priorities around value and engage them in meaningful conversations focused on patients—not just products or price.
 Two New AHRMM Podcasts Available
AHRMM Podcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics. Two more podcasts have been released:
UDI: A Story of Implementation
Hear one provider’s ongoing process of UDI implementation. From deciphering acronyms and educating interdepartmental staff, to working with vendors to redesign ERP software to meet FDA regulations, this health system created a UDI pathway of procedures that others can follow.  
Presenter: Sandi Michel, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
UDI and Providers: What You Need to Do
Get the basics on what healthcare supply chain and manufacturers, together with clinical and IT departments, must do to implement the Unique Device Identifier and adverse event reporting, and the subsequent effects that will trickle-down to individual patients and the global health population. 
Presenters: Karen Conway, Industry Relations, GHX and Bob Matthews, Albany Medical Center
Visit http://learning.ahrmm.org/podcasts to access all AHRMM podcasts.
 Affiliated Chapter Events
AHRMM has more than 30 affiliated chapters located throughout the United States and Canada.  Affiliated Chapters host professional programs and events for their members and the industry at large on a state or regional basis. Below are the chapter events coming up.  View all Chapter events happening in 2016.
February Chapter Event
Educational Webinar
February 26
March Chapter Events
Texas Gulf Coast Supply Chain (TGCSC) 
Chapter Member Meeting
March 15 - Houston, TX
 Reminder: AHRMM Member Satisfaction Survey
As part of AHRMM’s continuing effort to evaluate and add more value to membership, members are asked to complete a survey about AHRMM programs, services, and member benefits as well as the healthcare supply chain field at large. Your feedback is important in helping AHRMM assess the benefits of membership and the service you receive. 
Your invitation to participate in the survey was sent via email on Thursday, February 11.  If you did not receive the email, or would like it to be resent please contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org. The survey should only take approximately 15 minutes to complete. 
The deadline to complete the survey is March 4.
Thank you in advance for sharing your feedback! If you have any questions, please call AHRMM at 312-422-3840 or email ahrmm@aha.org.

The 2016 AHRMM Member Satisfaction Survey is an online survey conducted by Perception Solutions, an independent research firm. All survey responses are anonymous and confidential. Survey results will be reported to AHRMM in aggregate form.
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