April, 23, 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!
AHRMM15 Early Bird Countdown
AHRMM15 Only three weeks left to save on AHRMM15 Registration with Early Bird Rates!
Register by May 15 to take advantage of discounted registration rates for the AHRMM Annual Conference & Exhibition, August 9-12, in Indianapolis. Join more than 1,000 fellow supply chain professionals for a three-day program to  explore key ideas, trends, and best practices around building strategic stakeholder engagement, with an emphasis on supply chain perspective.
Early Bird rates end May 15!
All Conference Tracks General Sessions
AHRMM15 educational tracks are developed to deliver content that is of most interest to the attendees. Learning Lab sessions will be presented at Executive, Director, Manager level. Hear from industry leaders and visionaries as they share experiences and strategies on how to succeed in the new healthcare delivery system and improve your professional performance through new connections and humor.
Pre-Conference Workshops Exhibition
Half-day workshops give a nuts and bolts view into key healthcare supply chain topics — clinical value analysis, purchasing, distribution, technology solutions, finance, strategic planning, and more. Plan now to meet with representatives from the exhibiting companies to find out about the latest products and services and how they can help you and your healthcare organization.
New Supply Chain Resource
Yesterday the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI®) released a new resource for the healthcare supply chain industry entitled “Value Analysis, A New Model for Healthcare”.  This document proposes a new model for value analysis programs at provider systems and is available, at no-charge, on the SMI website.  This document is designed to provide supply chain professionals with a clear vision for advancing and maturing their value analysis programs and also includes a standardized Request for Information (RFI) form.  

This comprehensive document and RFI form was developed by a team of SMI members, all thought-leader executives in the healthcare supply chain industry, under the leadership of Mary Beth Lang, R.Ph., M.P.M. D.Sc, Vice President HC Pharmacy and SCM Commercial Services at UPMC and is the AHRMM Board of Directors Chair-Elect, and in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP).   This document presents a new model to consider centered on clinical integration, standardized implementation using formulary management, and engagement of senior leadership.   
In addition to the SMI website, you can find valuable SMI resources and tools listed on AHRMM's website.
Upcoming Deadlines
Leading Practices on Reducing HACs - Submissions Due April 30
Opportunity to share your knowledge to guide other supply chain professionals!  
AHRMM is continuing to build the CQO Leading Practice Repository with the newest call for submissions.  This latest call for leading practices will be for initiatives that directly or indirectly reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) across any category. 
Submissions are due April 30, 2015.
Click here for more information including minimal requirements and rewards for sharing your knowledge. 
Have an idea that might qualify as a Leading Practice, but not sure where to start?  Contact AHRMM and we’ll help you through the process!  Email ahrmm@aha.org or call (312) 422-3840 for assistance. 
Submit Candidate Application for the 2016 Board of Directors - May 22
Interested in helping shape the future of AHRMM? You are invited to submit an application to become a candidate for this year’s Board of Directors election. Information about the AHRMM election calendar and requirements for potential board candidates can be found on the AHRMM Elections page. The deadline for nominations is May 23, 2015.
If you are interested in running for a seat on the AHRMM Board of Directors, please contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org to request a candidate packet.
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.
April Chapter Events:
Minnesota Chapter of AHRMM (MCAHRMM)
Spring Conference
April 23-24 - Hinkley, MN
Spring Conference
April 23-24 - Chamberlain, SD
May Chapter Events:
Missouri Association of Hospital Purchasing & Materials Management (MAHPMM)
Spring Education Event
May 7-8 - Osage Beach, MO

Healthcare Supply Chain Network (HSCN)
Annual Conference
May 11-13 - Toronto, ON

Greater Ohio Chapter of AHRMM (GOCAHRMM)
Education Event
May 19 - Columbus, OH

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