November 19, 2015
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
 New On-Demand
For your learning convenience, the on-demand recordings from three 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. 
Infection Prevention and Control for Supply Chain and Value Analysis Two-Part Series
This two-part on-demand webinar series focuses on several areas of infection prevention including value analysis of regulatory aspects and applications to meet regulations and requirements. You can purchase each on-demand webinar individually or as a bundle.
Part 1 & 2 Bundle:
Cost: $158 (AHRMM Members), $268 (Non Members)
CPEs: 2
Order the bundle today!

Individual Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $149 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Click the on-demand title for full descriptions and to purchase session individually.
Ordering, Shipping and Materials Management: A Process Improvement Partnership Case Study
Learn about a comprehensive assessment and process improvement exercise on the Total Cost of Ownership model between UPMC and Cook Medical.  Specific areas of focus included ordering, shipping and materials management.
Cost: FREE (AHRMM Members), $49 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
 Upcoming Education Events
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
Free Webinar Provided by USDM: UDI – Changing the Healthcare Landscape - December 3
UDI: Healthcare Provider Responsibilities
There is a plethora of information in regards to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Unique Device Identification (UDI). The UDI rule was driven by patient advocates due to, and in support of, the Institute of Medicine’s report “To Err is Human”, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim, adverse event reporting, recalls, and more recently Meaningful Use, to name a few. The knowledge of product use by patient will demonstrate powerful outcomes when used in comparative effectiveness, new product trials combined with genome therapy – how does a product work for each patient based on their genes, which will drive a paradigm shift in determining what is the best product to use for that specific patient.  Metadata is another consideration in this paradigm shift.
This webinar is designed to provide a high level view of the various aspects that are touched within the healthcare provider’s scope of responsibility in today’s world and in the future.
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET 
Cost: Complimentary
CPE: 1
Speaker: Jean Sargent, Vice President of Healthcare Strategy and Implementation, USDM
Register now!
Upcoming Deadlines
AHRMM Call for 2016 Volunteers – Applications Due December 4
Contribute to the success of your professional association by volunteering for an AHRMM committee in 2016. Participating in committee work provides you with an excellent chance to contribute to your professional association, test and expand your leadership skills, contribute to the field, and increase your professional contacts.
A range of opportunities are available.  Visit the Comittees/Task Force page to review each committee's charge to see where your expertise and interests fit best. Committees looking for participants include:
  • Annual Conference Education Committee (term begins in August 2015)
  • Chapter Relations Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Issues & Legislative Committee *
  • Membership Committee
Apply by Friday, December 4 by completing the online application. Be sure to include your top four choices.
Volunteer space is limited. Every effort will be made to accommodate applicants, however AHRMM cannot guarantee everyone who applies will be selected to serve on a committee. If you are not selected for a committee you may be placed on an alternate list for consideration should a seat become available, or for ad hoc task forces that are created throughout 2016.
If you have any questions about serving on an AHRMM committee please contact AHRMM directly at ahrmm@aha.org or (312) 422-3840.
* Additional application information is required for the Issues & Legislative Committee.

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
New Member-Only Benefit: Healthcare Magazine Subscription 
AHRMM is pleased to announce a new benefit for members!  In partnership with Health Forum, we are pleased to offer members their choice in complimentary subscriptions to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine (H&HN), Health Facilities Management magazine (HFM), or Trustee magazine.  Health Forum is a strategic business enterprise of the American Hospital Association and offers a wide variety of media that reaches top healthcare decision makers dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare in our communities.  Use the link below to browse the magazine options and determine which publication best suites your needs and interests.
Once on the webpage, click the “Subscribe” link to the right to begin your subscription.
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.
December Chapter Events:
Holiday Event
December 15 - Grapevine, TX
American Hospital Association  | 155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 400 | Chicago, IL 60606
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