December 3, 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 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. 
Organizing and Executing Supply Chain Costs through Clinical Variation and Reduction
This on-demand 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.
Being Lean: Identifying and Improving Transportation Efficiency
This on-demand session 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.
 Upcoming Education Events
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

Utilizing Demand Planning for the Healthcare Supply Chain Environment - January 19
This webinar looks at the concept of Demand Planning as the next step in the evolution of the healthcare supply chain process. Review of this concept will show how it builds trust relationships and encourages collaboration amongst the departments in healthcare organizations and suppliers. 
Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $149 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: Jacqueline Gregory, Supply Chain Operations, Orlando Health, Inc.; Randy Hayas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Orlando Health, Inc.; Steve Kiewiet, BJC HealthCare; William H Saphir BS, MA, MBA, Principal, William H Saphir
Upcoming Deadlines
AHRMM Call for 2016 Volunteers – Applications Due Tomorrow, 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 Committees/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
To apply, complete the online application. The application deadline is tomorrow, December 4. 
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
AHRMM Mentor Program – Member Only Resource
Available only to AHRMM members, the AHRMM Mentor Program provides a six month platform for healthcare supply chain professionals to connect with more experienced professionals in the field. 
Whether to help with career planning, learn from previous experience, or simply to find an encouraging role model, engaging with a mentor can markedly improve an individual's work life and career. 
Learn more at www.ahrmm.org/Mentor.
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