July 2, 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
The Road to Accountable Care - July 7

An Overview of Risk, Cost and Cultural Opportunities and the Path Ahead 
Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 12:00 pm CST; 1:00 pm EST
Cost: FREE
Register for next week's free webinar on the adoption of accountable care models and an environmental scan of next generation ACOs. Featured speakers include Thomas Merrill, senior analyst, Leavitt Partners and Melissa Jackson, senior associate director – policy, American Hospital Association.
The webinar is free, but open only to registered users of AHA SmartMarket. Once you register for AHA SmartMarket, you will receive the webinar registration link via email.

Improving Data Visibility and Clinical Performance – July 30

Reducing Healthcare Costs through Supply Chain Automation and Standardization
By leveraging automation to reduce variation in clinical and supply chain practices, healthcare executives can make measurable improvements in their bottom line, while improving visibility to data to improve clinical performance. In this webinar, members of the AHRMM Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement share best practices from healthcare systems across the country that you can deploy to help improve your organization's clinical and financial performance.
Learn more about this webinar and register today.
Date: July 30, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Cost: FREE
Speakers: Karen Conway, CMRP, Executive Director, Industry Relations, GHX
Michael Schiller, CMRP, Senior Director, Supply Chain, AHRMM
This webinar is presented in cooperation with  


Supplier Diversity: A Strategic Value Proposition - August 4

Explore how supplier diversity can be a valuable investment toward sustainability. The first step will focus on defining supplier diversity and the associated specific designations.  During the webinar, participants will also build a business case to obtain executive support for a supplier diversity program.
Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $79 (AHRMM Members), $129 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speaker: Todd Gray, Director, Supplier Diversity, Grady Health System
Upcoming Events
AHRMM15 - The Event of the Summer for Healthcare Supply Chain

Only five weeks to go before the AHRMM15 Conference & Exhibition kicks off on August 10! AHRMM15 is about identifying and building sustainable strategic partnerships to ensure a coordinated healthcare delivery system. Join more than 1,000 healthcare supply chain professionals at AHRMM15 to find out and leave the conference ready to build your own organizational engagement in creative and innovative ways.
Take advantage of a three-day, concurrent session format to hear from leading experts in healthcare supply chain. Make the most of ample networking opportunities to connect with other attendees who help each other solve work challenges and exchange best practices. 
Register today to ensure that you're there to network with the leading healthcare supply chain professionals - all in one place, all at one time.
AHRMM15_Conf_Brochure_cover.jpg  Download the Conference Brochure
National Healthcare Supply Chain Week - October 4-10
Each year, the first week of October is dedicated to celebrating healthcare supply chain professionals for their outstanding contributions to healthcare and the overall success of the supply chain.
Sponsored by AHRMM, National Healthcare Supply Chain Week (SC Week) provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the healthcare industry.
scweek15_click_merchandise_180x150.png The 2015 SC Week theme is Healthcare Supply Chain: Delivering Excellence. 
AHRMM encourages you and your department to join in on SC Week celebrations!  We have compiled resources to help you promote SC Week and also invite you to recognize your supply chain staff by participating in the SC Week 2015 Celebration Contest!
Visit www.ahrmm.org/SCWeek and check out the Promotional Toolkit, ways to celebrate with your staff, and details on the SC Week 2015 Celebration Contest.

Featured Resource
Free On-Demand Recording for AHRMM Members

UDI at the Heart of the Triple Aim
Cost, Quality, and Outcomes Movement Webinar: Part 1

Presented by AHRMM and HIMSS
The U.S. FDA Unique Device Identification (UDI) rule is much more than a regulation aimed at medical device manufacturers. Integration of the unique identifiers into the healthcare delivery environment processes and technology is foundational to the objectives of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim: patient experience, population health, and lower healthcare costs.  
Check out this previously recorded webinar, made available for AHRMM member-only access.
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