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June 4, 2015
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
Upcoming Education
Healthcare’s “Dirty” Secret: Item Master Data Quality - June 10
Cost, Quality, and Outcomes Movement Webinar: Part 3
Presented by AHRMM and HIMSS
 
Good, clean supply data is critical and integral to successful EHR implementations, but unfortunately, many healthcare systems suffer from “dirty’ data in their item masters, and other critical databases.   This webinar will provide best practices for leveraging existing resources, data standards, and technology to tackle this challenge.
 
Date: June 10, 2015
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST (12:00 pm EST, 9:00 am PST)
Cost: FREE!

CMRP Certification Exam Preparation Two-Part Series - June 9 & 16
Get prepared for the CMRP Exam with this upcoming webinar series! This two-part webinar series is a high-level overview of CMRP Examination content and an interactive Q&A session with two presenters that currently hold the CMRP designation.  Develop a personalized CMRP Study Plan to prioritize, schedule, and record CMRP study sessions.
 
cmrpwebhome.gif Dates: Tuesday, June 9 & June 16
Time: 1:00 -2:30 pm CST (2:00 pm EST, 11:00 am PST)
Cost:  $149 (AHRMM Member), $199 (Non Member)
CPE: 3
Presenters:  Preston Hall, Director of Materials Management, Clarion Hospital
Lora Johnson, Director of Value Analysis, Grady
 
Get Prepared or Sit for the CMRP Exam at AHRMM15 This Summer!
You can receive instant results when you take your CMRP exam at AHRMM15 Conference & Exhibition!  
At AHRMM15, the AHA Certification Center and AHRMM are pleased to offer a special administration of the CMRP certification examination. Registration is limited and will be first-come, first-served.
 
Examination Date: August 9, 2015 
Location: Indianapolis 
Application Deadline: July 13, 2015 
  
Review examination schedule and application process.
 
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AHRMM is also offering a CMRP Overview Session on Sunday morning, August 9, 2015. This review course is one of many ways you may chose to prepare for the exam or to validate your current knowledge of the content covered on the exam.
Upcoming Event
Annual UDI Conference - June 24 & 25, Baltimore, MD
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AHRMM members are invited to attend the UDI (Unique Device Identification) Conference - the educational authority on UDI - at their annual industry gathering for medical device providers, manufacturers, and distributors to learn about, and understand, the FDA UDI Regulation and the Global UDI Database (GUDID).  
 
Special emphasis is being placed on UDI within hospitals with general sessions geared to the changing landscape within healthcare and the benefits of the UDI, along with a “Provider Track”, hosted by AHRMM. 
 
AHRMM is pleased to be able to provide our members the ability to interact directly with the FDA UDI team, investigate UDI technology in the exhibit hall, plan migration paths, and network with peers in the healthcare industry all in one place, at one time.
Register Now!
 
For additional conference details and the most up-to-date information, please visit:

For information on the FDA UDI Rule & GUDID Guidance, visit www.FDA.gov/UDI.
Featured Resource
Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Digital Edition – Article Highlight
    
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WHERE ARE WE NOW? Healthcare Reform and Supply Chain
Debate continues around where we are now with regards to healthcare reform and supply chain for good reason. Our healthcare industry is addressing radically changing strategies with ever-increasing regulations, rapidly declining reimbursement and new payment methodologies with evolving cultures demanding healthcare cost be reduced.
By Brent Petty, CMRP

As an AHRMM member you always have access to the digital edition of Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions magazine.  Access articles from the current May/June issue at any time under the members only tab on AHRMM's homepage.
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