July 16, 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
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
AHRMM15 Dates to Remember
Don't miss the event of the summer for healthcare supply chain!  
Attend AHRMM15 to build your network and skills, further your professional development, and get involved as an AHRMM member by voting.
AHRMM15 Conference & Exhibition: August 9-12
In less than four weeks, AHRMM15 will be heading to Indianapolis for a four-day program packed with more than 55 learning labs, five pre-conference sessions, and three general sessions. 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.
CMRP Certification Exam - Application Due by July 22
Obtaining your Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) designation is a great way to document your knowledge, skills, and experience. Invest in your future by earning a CMRP in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Take the CMRP Exam at AHRMM15 this summer and receive instant results!
Examination Date: August 9, 2015
Application Deadline: July 22, 2015

Click here to review examination schedule and application process.
Voting for the 2016 Board Kicks off at AHRMM15 - August 10
Voting for the 2016 Board of Directors kicks off on August 10, 2015 and ends on August 24, 2015. The voting process is quick and convenient. Voting takes place online via a secure website. The link to the voting site and election ballot will be sent in an email to all members on August 10.  AHRMM15 attendees can also cast their vote on-site at the conference. 
Each AHRMM member’s participation is vital to the continued success of the Association. Make an informed decision! 
Review the candidate profiles and personal flyers for this year’s election.
Visit www.ahrmm.org/Elections to learn about AHRMM Board qualifications and view the 2015 election schedule.
Featured Resource
AHRMM Fellow Paper - Realizing the Risks of Outsourcing
The designation of AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) recognizes current AHRMM members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the supply chain field. Original in content and written by FAHRMM members, Fellow papers describe innovative, practical, and cost-effective approaches and/or experiences in the healthcare supply chain.
This Fellow paper presents a case study illustration of one organizations journey through an outsource implementation.  Through a consolidation of lessons learned, standard protocols for ongoing vendor relationship and performance management are established.
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