October 22, 2015
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
Se New On-Demand Sessions
eLearning_webinar_button_40x40.png New AHRMM On-Demand Recordings Now Available 
For your learning convenience, the on-demand recordings from two recent webinars are now available.  On-demand access allows you to listen at your own pace and still receive CPE credit as well as the quick reference guide. 
Controlling Capital Expenditures to Meet Fiscal Goals
Discover how the operational efficiencies are being reshaped and how the focus of supply chain professionals is changing in response to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Value Analysis Best Practices: A Panel Discussion
The Value Analysis Best Practice on-demand session will include real life information for the novice through the expert as we explore the evolution from past to present and future.
 Upcoming Education Events
Infection Prevention Two-Part Webinar Series Part 2 - October 27
Next up in the Infection Prevention webinar series, supply chain and value analysis professionals will take a deeper dive into implementing a standardized approach to product evaluation in order to meet infection prevention and control regulations, accreditation standards, and evidence based guideline requirements.  If you missed Part 1 don’t worry, you can still register for Part 2!
Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speaker:Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, PLNC, DON-CLTC, C-NAC, VA-BC, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

Organizing and Executing Supply Chain Costs through Clinical Variation and Reduction - November 4
This session details the process used by Vidant Health, an eight-hospital system with a 900-bed academic medical center, to engage physicians in standardization resulting in substantial savings.
Please note this webinar date has changed to November 4, 2015.  
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: FREE (AHRMM Members), $49 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: William Brian Floyd, MBA, RN, President, Vidant Medical Center and Heather Bogan, Vice President, VHA Inc.
This webinar is sponsored by:
A sponsor of the CQO Movement
Being Lean: Identifying and Improving Transportation Efficiency - November 11
This event will help define and identify healthcare transportation areas that can be modified with lean principles and provide tools and processes that can transform logistics into a more efficient and cost-effective system.
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: Jake Crampton, CEO, MedSpeed and Quibulah Graham, MSPH, BSN, LHRM, Administrator of Ancillary, Diagnostic and Support Services, Orlando Health

Building Trust and Collaboration between Suppliers and Providers - December 2
This 90 minute panel discussion led by industry leaders, will provide insight as to how to improve and expand supplier-provider collaborations within the healthcare supply chain, assess and modify current negotiation and contracting practices and how this partnership can assist in CQO success.
Learn more about this webinar and register today!
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
Cost: FREE (AHRMM Members), $49 (Non Members)
CPE: 1.5
Speakers: Dennis Black, Director, e-Business, Solutions Group, Becton Dickenson (BD); Mary Beth Lang, RPh, MPM, DSc, Vice President, HC Pharmacy and SCM Commercial Services, UPMC; Dennis Orthman, Senior Director, Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) 

UDI: A “How To" Guide for Implementation with Your Organization - December 15
Wondering where to start and how to implement and meet, the requirements as stated by FDA in the UDI rule?  Let us help!  Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) has begun a pilot program to implement UDI, and will reveal their process to help others do the same. 
Learn more about this webinar and register today!
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Cost: FREE
CPE: 1
Speaker: Sandi Michel, Corporate Director of Data Standards & Interoperability, FMOLHS
Upcoming Deadlines
Participate in the 2015 Compensation Survey - October 30
Designed specifically for professionals in the healthcare supply chain, this annual survey contains questions regarding position title, job responsibilities, compensation, benefits, and demographics.  Its purpose is to develop an instrument by which to measure, identify, and compare current trends in compensation and demographics in the healthcare supply chain field. 
Once the survey closes, a comprehensive report of the results will be compiled.  AHRMM will distribute the final report to all AHRMM members free of charge and non-members can purchase the report in early 2016.  

If you did not receive a survey participation email last Thursday, October 15, please contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org or call (312) 422-3840.

CMRP Exam Scholarship Application - December 31
AHRMM offers scholarships for receiving and renewing the nationally recognized Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) credential. AHRMM members who apply for the CMRP scholarship between October 20, 2015 and December 31, 2015 will receive a voucher for the full CMRP exam fee. This is a limited-time, exclusive offer only available to active AHRMM members who meet the CMRP eligibility requirements. 
For more information about the application, schedule, and guidelines, visit the CMRP Scholarship page.
Affiliated Chapter Events
AHRMM has 31 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 2015.
November Chapter Events:
Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN)
Annual Conference
November 3 - Ontario, CA
Missouri Association of Healthcare Purchasing & Materials Management (MAHPMM)
Annual Meeting
November 4-6 - Osage Beach, MO
Sun Coast Chapter of AHRMM (SCAHRMM)
Golf Outing
November 6 - Bradenton, FL
Minnesota Chapter of AHRMM (MCAHRMM)
Fall Conference
November 6 - Twin Cities, MN
Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association (AHMMA)
Educational Event
November 6 - Tempe, AZ
Western States Healthcare Materials Management Association (WSHMMA)
Educational Event
November 19 - Tukwila, WA
American Hospital Association  | 155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 400 | Chicago, IL 60606
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