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AHRMM Now highlights AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about. Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
Upcoming Events
December 6
HRET HIIN CAUTI Virtual Event
Over the past five years, evidence has mounted to support reducing the number of indwelling catheters placed, ensuring reliable aseptic placement, conducting daily review of catheter necessity according to indications, and removing catheters in a timely manner. Why then, are hospitals still struggling to reduce hospital-acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI)?  In this initial Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) CAUTI event, we will pose and discuss the “wicked questions” that address the complex adaptive issues that contribute to the current state, as well as hear strategies to address barriers to cultural and behavioral changes.
 
December 8
Part 2 GLN Implementation Roadmap and Success Stories
Free Webinar Series
Earlier today, Part 1 of the GS1 webinar series provided an introduction to GS1 Standards. Building off of today's webinar, Part 2 will discuss steps to take for GLN implementation. Hear specific use cases from hospital providers on how they achieved successful GS1 standards implementation in their organizations.
 
December 15
Help! I Can’t Find My OR Supplies!
Discover how using innovative RFID technology in the OR can revolutionize your organization’s supply chain management and has the potential to reduce wasted supplies, locate unused supplies, and deliver significant savings.
 
New On-Demand Recording - FREE for AHRMM Members! 
The Value Cycle - Leveraging Supply Data for Success in a Value-Based World
Missed the Value Cycle webinar last month? Access the recording on-demand and learn at your own pace. Explore how supply data elements in both your item master and chargemaster can play a role in negotiating payments from CMS and commercial plans, disbursement across the continuum of care, and in assessing variations in clinical practice when compared to a clinical pathway.
 
 
  New Podcast and Webcast Series
Value Based Purchasing and Value Analysis Three-Part Series 
Part 1: What is Value Based Purchasing?
In this three-part webcast and podcast series, Howard Mann, Vice President, Supply Chain Management at Cardiovascular Care Group discusses the basics and relationship of value analysis and value based purchasing to achieve high Cost, Quality and Outcomes success. In part one, Howard Mann explains value based purchasing and its effects on hospital reimbursement. Parts two and three will be launched in the upcoming weeks.
 
Access the podcast at http://learning.ahrmm.org/podcasts.
 
Access the webcast at http://learning.ahrmm.org/webcasts
NEW FEATURE: You can now download AHRMM Podcasts directly to your device through iTunes or SoundCloud! Follow or subscribe to the channel and receive notifications whenever new podcasts are released.
 
 Featured Resource
November/December Digital Edition of Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
Check out the latest digital edition of the member-only publication, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions!
 
The November/December issue covers the profound impact technology has on healthcare and how supply chain can contribute to improving healthcare data.
 
SCS&S Digital Edition
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