February 26, 2015
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about. This bi-weekly newsletter now has a new layout to enable easier access and navigation.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
Upcoming AHRMM Education
Changing the Game – March 18
A New Model that Transforms the Way Implants are Marketed, Distributed and Serviced in Healthcare

Health systems are continually challenged to drastically reduce Physician Preference Item (PPI) supply expenses, and the traditional methods to achieve this are no longer sustainable. This presentation provides an overview of an implemented approach to PPI, and the results achieved.

Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!




Pre-Eligibility Screening of Your Supply Chain Data – March 19
Presented by HFMA
Co-sponsored by AHRMM and mckesson_logo_web.png

This webinar reviews the industry data challenges healthcare organizations must overcome and methods to bring control to the front-end of your procurement process.

Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!
Date: March 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm CST (3:00 pm ET, 1:00 pm MT, 12:00 pm PT)
Cost: FREE for AHRMM Members, $99 Non Members
CPE: 1.5
Upcoming Events
HIMSS15 Annual Conference & Exhibition - April 12-16

Information is essential to health transformation. At HIMSS15, you'll find the resources, people and ideas that enable you to transform health through the power of information; through innovation, engagement, leadership, connectivity and more.
As an Endorser and an expert resource at this event, HIMSS will be offering AHRMM members the member discount to attend the conference.
To receive the discount, go to the online registration.  Then, select AHRMM from the “Conference Endorsing Organizations” drop down in the registration process. Enter the Endorser Number: 2015.

Healthcare Supply Chain Strategies Meeting - April 19-22
You are invited to the Healthcare Supply Chain Strategies meeting, hosted by Informa, in Dubai April 19-22. 
Healthcare Supply Chain Strategies 2015 in Dubai is the ultimate gathering of the leading healthcare regulators, providers, operators, distributors and manufacturers in the Middle East to network, collaborate and develop their supply chain capabilities to improve patient outcomes.
AHRMM members receive a special discount on registration.  To receive discount, email Ken Mukasa at Kenneth.mukasa@informa.com.
Featured Resource
Complimentary UDI Implementation Workshops
GS1 US, AHRMM, the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) and the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) will hold complimentary training sessions to guide healthcare professionals through GS1 Standards implementation to address the requirements of the new U.S. FDA unique device identifier (UDI) regulation.  
The first Virtual Implementation Workshops is on March 18 with additional dates available.  For more information about these workshops and to register, please visit www.gs1us.org/hcws2015.
Affiliated Chapter Events
AHRMM has more than 30 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 in the next two months: 
April Chapter Events:
Chicago Metro Chapter of AHRMM
Education Event and Vendor Fair
April 2 - Itasca, IL

Western States Healthcare Material Management Association (WSHMMA)
Annual Conference
April 15-17 - Bellevue, WA 

Minnesota Chapter of AHRMM (MCAHRMM)
Spring Conference
April 23-24 - Hinkley, MN
View all Chapter events happening in 2015.
Registration for AHRMM15 Conference & Exhibition, August 9-12, 2015, in Indianapolis, Indiana, is now open!
Early Bird $200 discount expires May 15!
Attend AHRMM15 to connect with more than 1,000 fellow healthcare supply chain professionals and explore the lastest tools, methods, and strategies for driving clinical value, implementing innovation, and delivering operational efficiency.

The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association is the leading national association for executives in the healthcare materials management profession. Founded in 1951, AHRMM prepares its more than 4,300 members to contribute to the field and advance the profession through the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes via networking, education, recognition, and advocacy. AHRMM continues its commitment to keep members ahead of the learning curve by providing information and resources to not only assist them in their current positions, but also to prepare them for upcoming challenges and opportunities. Please email us at ahrmm@aha.org or call (312) 422-3840 if you need additional information on these stories or any of AHRMM's products and services.
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