October 8, 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 Events
Infection Prevention Two-Part Webinar Series Kicks off October 13
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.
You can purchase each webinar individually or as a bundle with additional savings: 
Individual Sessions:
$99 (AHRMM Members)
$139 (Non Members)
Part 1 & 2 Bundle:
$149 (AHRMM Members)
$229 (Non Members)
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.

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
Being Lean: Identifying and Improving Transportation Efficiency - November 11
This event will help define and identify healthcare transportation areas that can be modified with lean principles and provide tools and processes that can transform logistics into a more efficient and cost-effective system.
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT; 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 (AHRMM Members), $139 (Non Members)
CPE: 1
Speakers: Jake Crampton, CEO, MedSpeed and Quibulah Graham, MSPH, BSN, LHRM, Administrator of Ancillary, Diagnostic and Support Services, Orlando Health
AHRMM16 Call for Presentations - Abstracts Due Tomorrow, 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. 
TIme is running out! Abstract proposal deadline is this 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.
Happy SC Week
National Healthcare Supply Chain Week (SC Week)
This week, we celebrate healthcare supply chain professionals around the country for their significant contributions to the healthcare field and the unyielding commitment to ensuring the physical health of patients and the financial health of their organizations.  Let’s celebrate all supply chain professionals for their hard work and  strategic value, which help ensure that healthcare delivery organizations thrive and succeed in today's healthcare landscape. 
It's not too late to participate in SC Week Celebrations!  Join AHRMM and healthcare supply chain professionals around the country honoring staff this week. 
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.
AHRMM Wants to See You Celebrate: Tweet images of your department celebrating SC Week to @AHRMMtweets with the hashtag #SCWeek
Featured Resource
CQO Movement Case Studies
AHRMM has worked with several healthcare supply chain teams to develop case studies highlighting how their organizations have embraced the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement
In honor of National Healthcare Supply Chain Week, discover how supply chain professionals made a difference in their organization by working at the intersection of CQO to reduce costs while improving patient care and driving greater financial outcomes for their organizations.
These CQO case studies are a member-only resource.
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