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December 17, 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 CQO Resources
AHRMM15 CQO Summit White Paper
Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration on CQO Initiatives across Healthcare
Collaboration is a key element of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement, and during the AHRMM15 Conference in August, AHRMM gathered a diverse group of healthcare leaders to attend the AHRMM15 CQO Summit.
 
During the CQO Summit, current issues in healthcare were presented and discussed by multi-disciplinary stakeholders from across the healthcare spectrum. AHRMM developed a white paper highlighting key takeaways from the event.
 
A printed version of the paper will be mailed to all AHRMM members this month or you can read the full AHRMM15 CQO Summit white paper online. 

New Infographic on CQO and the Triple Aim
Clear and important connections can, and should, be made between the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement and the goals of the Triple Aim. The AHRMM Board of Directors crafted a concise, informative graphic to demonstrate where and how the healthcare supply chain positively impacts the goals of the Triple Aim. 
 
View the infographic demonstrating supply chain’s essential role in pursuing the Triple Aim.
 Upcoming Education
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
Important Accreditation Reminder
National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management Effective January 2016
The remaining requirements for Phase II of The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 06.01.01, Improve the Safety of Clinical Alarms, are effective January 1, 2016. Phase II elements of performance (EP) 3 and 4 are required to be fully implemented and will be subject to findings of non-compliance.
 
EP 3 (establish policies and procedures for managing the alarms identified in EP 2) and EP 4 (educate staff and licensed independent practitioners about alarm systems) are effective as of January 1, 2016 for the hospital and critical access hospital accreditation programs.
 
Additional information to assist in your preparation efforts can be found on The Joint Commission’s website, the AHRMM Alarm Safety Management briefing, and on the AAMI website.
 
Read the full announcement from the AHRMM Issues & Legislative Committee.
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 2016.
 
January & February 2016 Chapter Events:
American Hospital Association  | 155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 400 | Chicago, IL 60606
 
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