November 5, 2015
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 Events
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
Prepare for next week's webinar by getting a basic understanding of lean concepts with the latest on-demand recording, Good to Great: Applying Lean Concepts to  Healthcare.

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
Last Chance to Participate in the 2015 Compensation Survey - Deadline Friday, November 6
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, 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 now through 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.
Featured Resource
The November/December 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.  
Check out the latest November/December issue online.  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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