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Congratulations to Lora Johnson for Achieving AHRMM Fellow Status
Lora JohnsonAHRMM congratulates Lora L. Johnson, MBA, BSN, RN, FAHRMM, CMRP, ACHE, Consulting Director at Vizient, for receiving her AHRMM Fellow designation.
 
The designation of AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) recognizes current AHRMM members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the supply chain field. Original in content and written by FAHRMM members, Fellow papers describe innovative, practical, and cost-effective approaches and/or experiences in the healthcare supply chain.
 
Click here to access Lora’s Fellow Paper, Grady Health System’s Transformation from Traditional Value Analysis to Value Based Product Selection.
Part 3 in the Revenue Cycle Basics Webcast Series Now Available
This seven-part series of short education sessions documents various aspects of the revenue cycle and how it impacts supply chain. The series details how disconnects between the charge master and item master can negatively affect charge services and revenue capture.
Presented by: Lisa Tonkinson, Senior Consultant, e4 Services
 
Click here to access Part 3: Methodologies, and stay tuned for the next parts releasing in AHRMM Now next Thursday.
Webinar April 19 - Healthcare Supply Chain IT Systems: Look to the Cloud 
For advances in healthcare supply chain IT systems, look to the cloud. Join AHRMM and Oracle on April 19 to discover best practices in the healthcare supply chain arena, and find out how to modernize your business using cloud technology.
 
Register Today
 
This webinar is sponsored by:
Oracle
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
CMS Webinar March 22 on New Medicare ACO Model
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a March 22 webinar on the Medicare Accountable Care Organization Track 1+ Model, which will begin in 2018. To register for the 2 p.m. ET webinar, click here.
 
Source: AHA News Now – March 6, 2017
HHS Alerts Public to Scam Involving OIG Hotline Number
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector last week alerted the public to a fraud scheme involving its Hotline telephone number.
 
Source: AHA News Now – March 3, 2017
Council Issues Updated Active Shooter Guide for Healthcare Settings
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council has issued an updated guide to help healthcare facilities plan for and respond to an active shooter.
 
Source: AHA News Now – March 3, 2017
Sentinel Event Alert – Leadership’s Failure to Address Safety Culture a Contributing Factor to Adverse Events
A new Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission provides actions and resources to help healthcare organizations establish and continuously improve upon key components of safety culture during this month's National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18, and year-round. The alert outlines 11 tenets for healthcare leaders to address safety culture.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update– March 3, 2017
AHA Hospitals Against Violence Webinar - Preventing Human Trafficking
The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a free webinar on March 23 exploring the problem of human trafficking, approaches healthcare organizations can adopt to address human trafficking and provide case examples of hospitals leading the field in human trafficking prevention. To register for the 3 p.m. ET webinar, click here.
 
Source: AHA News Now – March 6, 2017
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
March/April 2017 Digital Edition is Now Available
The March/April digital edition of the AHRMM member-only magazine, Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, is now available! Read the latest issue covering bundled payments in healthcare.
 
SCSS Digital Edition
 
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