August 13, 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
Stay Connected: An Update on New Enteral Tubing Connectors – August 19
AHRMM and Stay Connected continue to raise awareness about new small bore tubing connectors making their way into hospitals. Although laws require California healthcare institutions to begin using the unique connectors by July 2016, supply chain professionals across the country must be aware and take the necessary steps now to begin transitioning universal connectors to the new unique enteral, and then unique neuraxial small bore connectors.
 Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today.
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Cost: FREE
CPE: 1

Controlling Capital Expenditures to Meet Fiscal Goals - August 26
From budgeting and planning to procurement and implementation the need is great and the opportunity for cost and efficiency savings is significant.  This session will describe how Wellmont Health System took control of their Capital Spending to develop a national model of excellence in capital management.
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1

Good to Great: Applying Lean Concepts to Healthcare - September 9
This session provides an overview of supply chain management and the areas that could be modified to reduce waste, whether that it is wasted efforts or wasted products.  In addition, it will describe how to instill a culture of change within your own team and empower your staff to begin looking for and implementing small changes which will ultimately bring value back to the stakeholders that we serve.
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CT; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1

Value Analysis Best Practices: A Panel Discussion - September 16
This panel of three leading experts in the Value Analysis field will candidly share information regarding the status of Value Analysis when they entered the field, their experiences during the evolution of Value Analysis to current state in their perspective organizations and discuss their thoughts on the future state of Value Analysis as well as Lessons Learned along the way.
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Important Dates to Remember
Voting for the 2016 Board of Directors is Open Through August 24

Voting for the 2016 AHRMM Board of Directors opened on August 10 and closes on August 24, 2015. This year there are three provider seats open.  Who gets elected is determined by those who participate! 
On Monday, AHRMM members received an email notification with their membership number and a link to the 2015 voting website.  At the election voting website, enter your membership number and your last name and you're ready to cast your vote! 
View full candidate profiles and campaign video messages.
National Healthcare Supply Chain Week is 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.
SC Week Celebration Contest - Entry Forms Due September 8
How does supply chain deliver excellence in your healthcare organization? In celebration of SC Week, AHRMM invites you to submit a photo of your supply chain department delivering excellence and provide a small description (300 words maximum) illustrating your department’s contributions to healthcare. The most creative photo with an original and inspiring story about your supply chain department, wins! 
The winner will have their submission featured in the AHRMM member magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, and promoted throughout AHRMM communications.  The winning submission will also receive SC Week merchandise for their supply chain staff*!
Email your photo and submission entry form to AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org by September 8, 2015. 
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. Contest only open to individual employees and employee teams from the supply chain departments of healthcare organizations who are residents of the 50 U.S. or D.C., 21 years and older. Contest begins on or about 7/27/2015 at 9:00 am Central Standard Time (CT) and ends at 5:00pm CT on 9/8/2015. ARV of all prizes: $100. 
Subject to full Official Rules. Sponsor: AHRMM.
Featured Resource
Advance Your Career Through the AHRMM Mentor Program
Connect with the mentor who has a skill or knowledge in an area you’ve identified as key to your career development. Get assistance with career planning, discuss a particularly challenging work issue, develop real solutions, and uncover missing tools and resources. Effective mentor/mentee relationships are being formed every day through the AHRMM Mentor Program. Why wait?
Mentor relationships are established for six months at a time. The specific goals and amount of time needed to participate in the program can vary by individual. The program is flexible enough for you to customize the experience to exactly what you would like. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to network with and learn from the leaders of the healthcare supply chain field. The program is FREE and only available to AHRMM Members!
Give it a try today at www.ahrmm.org/Mentor.
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