September 10, 2015
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
 New On-Demand
eLearning_webinar_button_40x40.png New AHRMM On-Demand Recording Now Available
Did you miss the recent live webinar, Supplier Diversity: A Strategic Value Proposition?  For your learning convenience, the on-demand recording is now available.   On-demand access allows you to listen at your own pace and still receive CPE credit as well as the quick reference guide. 
Supplier Diversity: A Strategic Value Proposition
Define supplier diversity designations and identify which align with your organization’s goals. This session also will help you build a business case and obtain executive support for a supplier diversity program.
 Upcoming Education Events
Value Analysis Best Practices: A Panel Discussion - September 16
This panel of three leading experts in the Value Analysis field will discuss real life information for the novice through the expert as we explore the evolution from past to present and future.
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
Speakers: Kelle Laws, Executive Director, Medical Products and Devices; Dee Donatelli, Director, Navigant Healthcare; Nancy Masaschi, Senior Director, MedAssets

Organizing and Executing Supply Chain Costs through Clinical Variation and Reduction - October 7
This session details the process used by Vidant Health, an eight-hospital system with a 900-bed academic medical center, to engage physicians in standardization resulting in substantial savings. 
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: William Brian Floyd, MBA, RN, President, Vidant Medical Center and Heather Bogan, Vice President, VHA Inc.
This webinar is sponsored by:
A sponsor of the CQO Movement

The Regulatory Aspects of Infection Prevention and Control: A Value Analysis Perspective - October 13
This webinar will provide an overview of a standardized approach to the evaluation of infection prevention and control products, drugs, and medical devices for supply chain and value analysis professionals.
Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speaker: Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, CSRN, PLNC, DON-CLTC, C-NAC, VA-BC, Vice President, Clinical Affairs, PDI, Inc.

Ordering, Shipping and Materials Management: A Process Improvement Partnership Case Study - October 21
Driving Efficiency through Total Cost of Ownership and Best Practices
This session will focus on multiple supply chain activities that were analyzed as potential cost drivers in the process improvement exercise, and discuss the specific steps that can be taken to develop and implement a process improvement plan. 
Learn more about this upcoming webinar and register today!
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: Mike Hughes, Vice President, Healthcare Business Solutions, Cook Medical and Tim Nedley, Vice President, Materials Management, UPMC
This webinar is sponsored by:
Cook Medical
A sponsor of the CQO Movement
Important Dates to Remember
Order SC Week Merchandise by September 14
National Healthcare Supply Chain Week (SC Week) will be celebrated October 4-10, 2015.  SC Week, sponsored by AHRMM, provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the healthcare industry. 
Visit www.ahrmm.org/SCWeek for a list of activities and ways to celebrate with your staff during SC Week.
2015 SC Week Product Catalog: Begin planning your celebration activities now by ordering well-deserved gifts for your staff, colleagues, and friends. Order by September 14, 2015 to ensure delivery by SC Week!  
Browse SC Week merchandise.

SC Week Promotional Tool Kit: Get the word out!  AHRMM has compiled different promotional tools you can use to help circulate SC Week to your colleagues and social media outlets.  
Download the Promotional Tool Kit.

SC Week Celebration Ideas: Looking for ideas on how you can honor supply chain professionals? Check out the list of activities and ways to celebrate with your staff during National Healthcare Supply Chain Week.  
AHRMM16 Call for Presentations is Open through October 9
AHRMM is looking for dynamic, engaging speakers offering expert advice and information on the latest healthcare supply chain trends and practices to present at the AHRMM16 Conference & Exhibition, July 31-August 3, 2016, in San Diego, California. 
Abstract proposal deadline is Friday, October 9, 2015.
Preference is given to proposals that include Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) aspects and solution-based presentations on topics pertinent to one of the following seven educational tracks
  • Clinical Resource Management/Value Analysis
  • Logistics
  • Procure to Pay
  • Professional Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Technology/Informatics
Visit the AHRMM16 Call for Presentations page for detailed information on submitting content, topic ideas, the selection process, and logistics for content leaders.
Featured Resource
New AHRMM CQO Report: Uncovering Applications of the CQO Movement throughout Healthcare
In 2015, AHRMM convened the AHRMM Thought Leader Task Force, an exploratory group tasked with uncovering applications of the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement across the healthcare field.
The Task Force objectives were developed based on recommendations from the first ever Thought Leader Summit on CQO held at the 2014 AHRMM Conference and Exhibition.
The intention of this report is to share best practices, generate discussion around the CQO Movement, and empower healthcare supply chain professionals to improve the quality of patient care while driving greater efficiency and better financial outcomes for their organizations. This report was distributed at the 2015 AHRMM CQO Summit, which was held during the AHRMM15 Conference & Exhibition on August 9-12, 2015, in Indianapolis.
Learn more and download the 2015 CQO Report.  The full report is available to AHRMM members only.
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