September 24, 2015
AHRMM Now highlights the AHRMM education and important dates you need to know about.  Never miss an important AHRMM event or deadline again!
 Back to School Sale
Save on Select eLearning through September 30
Don’t miss out on the AHRMM Back to School Sale!  Take advantage of these select AHRMM eLearning sessions offered at a discount through September 30.
Discount Code: FALL15DISCESS 
Member Price: $765.00 ; Now $565.00
Non-Member Price: $950.00 ; Now $750.00 
CPEs: 20
For a limited time you can order AHRMM's top selling Essentials of Healthcare Supply Chain Certificate Series at reduced rate while earning 20 CPE contact hours. Don't miss out on practical tools and knowledge in the areas of purchasing, inventory control, negotiations, and logistics. 
Discount Code: FALL15DISCWWH 
Member Price: $189.00 ; Now $149.00 
Non-Member Price:   $236.00 ; Now $199.00 
CPEs: 3
Sharpen your skills and add fresh tools to your work portfolio with the self-pace three-part on-demand recording on WHY strategic planning is important, WHAT a supply chain strategic plan should include, and HOW to implement a new supply chain strategic plan at your organization.
Discount Code: FALL15DISCTTL 
Member Price: $139.00 ; Now $99.00 
Non-Member Price: $199.00 ; Now $159.00 
CPEs: 1.5
In addition to strategic thinking, strong and effective healthcare leaders share certain qualities that result in excellent performance. Take the Top Ten Leadership Traits to Lead the Way on-demand webinar to learn what it takes to be a great frontrunner in your healthcare organization.
 Upcoming Education Events
Cloudy with a Chance of Rain: The Future of Healthcare Analytics - October 7
Presented by AHRMM and HIMSS
This thought provoking session will address forces that are changing the healthcare landscape, including analytics and big data, and discuss their implications for supply chain performance (e.g. CQO) over the next five years. It will peak your interest and challenge your view of the role of the supply chain function.
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm CT; 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Complimentary
CPE: 1
Speaker: Speaker: Randy V. Bradley, PhD, CPHIMS, Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Infection Prevention Two-Part Webinar Series
This two-part webinar series will focus on several areas of infection prevention including value analysis of regulatory aspects and applications to meet regulations and requirements.
Part 1 - October 13: The Regulatory Aspects of Infection Prevention and Control: A Value Analysis Perspective
Review the critical evidence-based standards specific for infection prevention and control that fall within the three common sources of infection transmission. An overview of a standardized approach to evaluation of infection prevention and control products, drugs, and medical devices for the value analysis professional.
Part 2 - October 27: Applications of Infection Prevention and Control for Supply Chain and Value Analysis Across the Continuum of Care: A Deeper Dive
Learn how to lead organization and meet infection prevention and control regulations and requirements, while reducing the number of HAIs within the system.
You can purchase each webinar individually or as a bundle: 
Part 1 & 2 Bundle: $179 (AHRMM Members), $219 (Non Members)
Order the Bundle Today!

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: FREE (AHRMM Members), $49 (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

Organizing and Executing Supply Chain Costs through Clinical Variation and Reduction - November 4
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.
Please note this webinar date has changed to November 4, 2015.  
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm CT; 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Cost: FREE (AHRMM Members), $49 (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
Important Dates to Remember
National Healthcare Supply Chain Week Kicks off October 4
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. 
Boost your team with a Supply Chain Week celebration! October is almost here and the first week of October is your time to celebrate healthcare supply chain professionals for their outstanding contributions to healthcare and the overall success of the supply chain. 
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 SC Week. 
Download celebration ideas and ways to honor staff.
2015 SC Week Product Catalog: Begin planning your celebration activities now by ordering well-deserved gifts for your staff, colleagues, and friends.  
Browse SC Week merchandise.
AHRMM16 Call for Presentations - Abstracts Due 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.
Visit the AHRMM16 Call for Presentations page for detailed information on submitting content, topic ideas, the selection process, and logistics for content leaders.
Affiliated Chapter Events
AHRMM has 31 affiliated chapters located throughout the United States and Canada.  Affiliated Chapters host professional programs and events for their members and the industry at large on a state or regional basis. Below are the chapter events coming up.  View all Chapter events happening in 2015.
September Chapter Events:
Fall Conference
September 29-30 - Lexington, KY
October Chapter Events:
Virginia Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (VAHRMM)
Fall Conference
October 14-16 - Newport News, VA
Texas Gulf Coast Supply Chain (TGCSC)
Vendor Fair
October 21 - Houston, TX
Georgia Society for Healthcare Materials Management (GSHMM)
Annual Conference
October 21-23 - Savannah, GA
American Hospital Association  | 155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 400 | Chicago, IL 60606
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