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New CQO Movement Case Study for AHRMM Member-Only Access
Access the latest Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement case study to hear how Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Mass., Saint Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, have all leveraged a cloud-based technology platform that connects hospitals and blood centers to reduce costs and improve patient care quality and financial outcomes for their organizations. 
 
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Webinar March 21 - The Impact of Supply Chain Processes 
The Impact of Supply Chain Processes on OR Time, Efficiency & Overall Cost
Register for the upcoming webinar to discover how process improvements in the OR can lead to a system that is more cost-effective and marketable as a result of operational effectiveness, patient experience, and physician and staff satisfaction.
 
Invite your colleagues to attend! This webinar is FREE for members and non-members.
 
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This webinar is sponsored by:
Nexera, Inc.
A sponsor of the CQO Movement.
Local AHRMM Chapter News is Now Available 
Chapter News is now available and full of valuable networking and educational events, many of which are approved to offer continuing education credits. Read more about the work being done by members of the AHRMM affiliated chapters and join them for your own professional advancement.
 
Find chapters in your area to start connecting with your peers and attending local meetings.
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
AHA Issues Discussion Guide for Ensuring Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities
Yesterday, the AHA released a discussion guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement innovative ways to preserve access to essential healthcare services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. To access the discussion guide, report and related resources visit www.aha.org/EnsuringAccess.
 
Source: AHA News Now – February 6, 2017
FDA Warns of Reaction to Skin Antiseptic Products Containing Chlorhexidine Gluconate
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that products containing chlorhexidine gluconate can cause rare but serious allergic reactions.
 
Source: AHA News Now – February 3, 2017
ASPR Releases 2017–2022 National Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Objectives
The Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response developed the 2017–2022 Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities guidance to describe what the healthcare delivery system, including healthcare coalitions, hospitals and emergency medical services have to do to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact the public’s health
 
Source: HFM This Week– February 3, 2017
Study Addresses How to Reduce Alarm Fatigue in ICU
study published by the Joint Commission shows the results of an alarm perception survey completed by nurses in a cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit and interventions used to address alarm fatigue.
 
Source: HFM This Week– February 3, 2017
AHA Webinar Feb. 15 On Promoting a Safe Workplace Culture
The AHA’s Hospital Against Violence initiative and its American Society for Healthcare Risk Management will co-host a Feb. 15 webinar on practical strategies for promoting a safe workplace culture. Click here to register.
 
Source: AHA News Now – February 2, 2017
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
AHRMM Request for Proposal (RFP) Library 
The AHRMM RFP Library offers exclusive access to various RFPs that have been shared on the AHRMM Member ListServ or submitted via email to the ARHMM inbox.  
 
This resource is for AHRMM members only and has been archived online for your continuous use and convenience.
 
If you have an RFP you wish to add to the RFP Library please send it to ahrmm@aha.org. Please remove any contact information or details you would not like shared prior to submitting.
 
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