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Call for Presentations for 2017 AHRMM Conference
Become an AHRMM Conference speaker this summer in Washington D.C. for an excellent opportunity to share your professional experience and expertise, connect with other conference speakers and attendees, and reinforce your reputation as a thought leader in the healthcare supply chain field.
 
Submit your educational session proposal (abstract) for presentation by Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
 
New CQO & The Triple Aim Report 
The latest CQO and the Triple Aim report goes into further depth of the strategic role supply chain plays within each of the IHI’s five suggested components of a system that fulfills the Triple Aim. Read the report to gain an understanding of how you can:
  • support the use of data and analytics
  • establish collaborations across departments and communities
  • promote prevention and implement standardization and cost control metrics that are all needed to improve patient safety, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction
  • and eliminate product waste and drive holistic, clinically integrated, and strategic care within the value-based reimbursement model
AHRMM Welcomes New Committee Members
AHRMM is proud to recognize its newest committee members for 2017. Through committee volunteerism, AHRMM’s leaders shape the future of the Association, and position themselves at the forefront of the healthcare supply chain field.  
 
Visit the AHRMM committee webpage to review each committee’s members and charge.
New Webcast/Podcast on Renewing Your CMRP
Join AHRMM for the latest podcast and webcast discussing the importance of planning your way to Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) Certification renewal now, and the documentation you need to maintain your certification.
Presented by: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain, Houston Healthcare Inc.
 
Access the podcast at http://learning.ahrmm.org/podcasts.
Access the webcast at http://learning.ahrmm.org/webcasts.
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
FDA Safety Communication: Implantable Cardiac Devices and Merlin@home Transmitter by St. Jude
The FDA is providing information and recommendations regarding St. Jude Medical's radio frequency (RF)-enabled implantable cardiac devices and Merlin@home Transmitter to reduce the risk of patient harm due to cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update – January 10, 2017
CMS Updates ICD-10 Value Sets for 2017 Electronic Clinical Quality Reporting
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and National Library of Medicine Friday published an addendum to the 2016 electronic clinical quality measure specifications. The addendum updates the ICD-10 value sets for electronic reporting of eCQMs for the 2017 performance year in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program, Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program and Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
 
Source: AHA News Now – January 9, 2017
FDA Alerts Providers to Safety Risks with Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts
The Food and Drug Administration recently warned healthcare facilities of potential safety risks associated with battery-powered mobile medical carts, including reports of explosion, fires, smoking or overheating of equipment that required hospital evacuations associated with the batteries in the carts. For more information and recommendations, see the FDA letter.
 
Source: AHA News Now – January 6, 2017
CMS Issues Fire-Safety Survey and Certification Memo
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a survey and certification memo stating that healthcare facilities may use the 2013 edition of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) to demonstrate compliance with fire-safety requirements.
 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – January 6, 2017
CMS Issues EHR Attestation Worksheets, eCQM Reporting Guidance
CMS has released worksheets to help eligible hospitals and professionals in Modified Stage 2 of the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program log their meaningful use measures for calendar year 2016. CMS also issued additional guidance to help eligible hospitals in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program submit 2016 electronic clinical quality measures for the “device, order not done” field. Eligible hospitals and professionals must attest to meaningful use of EHRs in 2016 to avoid a payment adjustment in 2018. The 2016 attestation period for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program opened January 3 and runs through February 28.
 
Source: AHA News Now – January 3, 2017
Remembering Sam Raudenbush: Past AHRMM President, Leadership Award Recipient, and Bellwether Class of 2009  
Bellwether League Inc. reports that Samuel G. Raudenbush, Bellwether Class of 2009, passed away on the morning of his 85th birthday, Friday, December 23, mere days after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
 
Raudenbush exemplified leadership through his contributions to AHRMM and his dedication to advancing the healthcare supply chain field. 
  
Raudenbush was instrumental in the formation of two local AHRMM Chapters, the Southeastern and Northeastern Pennsylvania chapters (now SEPAC, Inc.). He served on the AHRMM Board and was president of the Board in 1988-1989. In 1990, AHRMM named Raudenbush the recipient of the George R. Gossett Leadership Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association.
 
In 2009, Raudenbush was inducted in to the Bellwether League Inc. Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership.
 
Source: Bellwether League Inc. – January 3, 2017
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
Comparison Report of the Compensation Survey – FREE for Members
Designed specifically for the healthcare supply chain, the comparison report will help you measure, identify, and compare current trends and demographics to better determine your fair market value. Download the latest AHRMM comparison report of the compensation surveys collected in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
 
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