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Where Does Your Organization Stand with Physician-Inclusion?
Hear directly from physicians as they demonstrate how to engage in meaningful conversations focused on patient outcomes, not just products or price, in the upcoming Physician Preference Two-Part Webinar Series
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You can purchase each webinar individually, or as a bundle to save on the series.
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Part 1 – March 23: Debunking the Myth of Physician Preference
Part 2 – April 6: How to Effectively Partner with Physicians to Get Results

Member Satisfaction Survey– Deadline Extended to this Friday  
Help us make it to 100% of our participation goal by completing the member satisfaction survey! The survey deadline has been extended to Friday, March 11, and will only take about 15 minutes to complete. We sincerely appreciate your time, continued support, and participation.  
To access the survey, use the link and survey code provided in the email you received on March 2. If you need your survey code resent, or have any questions, please contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org or (312) 422-3840.

The 2016 AHRMM Member Satisfaction Survey is an online survey conducted by Perception Solutions, an independent research firm. All survey responses are anonymous and confidential. Survey results will be reported to AHRMM in aggregate form.
Mark McKenna Healthcare Management Lecture and Symposium at Arizona State University  
Register for the 2016 Mark McKenna Healthcare Management Lecture and Symposium on April 6, 2016 at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus for an illuminating discussion at 6:00 pm., followed by a reception at 7:30 pm.

AHRMM16 Registration is Now Open – Scholarships Available through March 28
Join your colleagues at AHRMM16 July 31 - August 3 in San Diego to explore tools, engagement strategies, and best practices in healthcare supply chain.
Register by May 2 for the Early Bird discount Rate!
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AHRMM16 Scholarships: AHRMM members can apply for AHRMM16 Scholarships sponsored by the exhibiting companies. Applications must be received by AHRMM no later than March 28, 2016.
Survey Shows More than Half of Hospital Orthopedic Programs are Unprepared for Joint Replacement Program 
A survey of more than 100 orthopedic departments in hospitals across the United States, was conducted by Function and Outcomes Research for Comparative Effectiveness in Total Joint Replacement (FORCE-TJR) and Wellbe, Inc. Of the surveyed hospital orthopedic programs nationwide, 56% have reported feeling unprepared for the new Medicare bundled payment model that goes into effect April 1, 2016, and less than 10% report being "fully" prepared.
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Source: HPN Daily Update - March 7, 2016
Upcoming AHRMM webinar on how supply chain can prepare for the new Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model.
On April 20, find out how organizations are achieving CJR success by implementing strategies that meaningfully engage patients with technology and adopt a quality-first, physician and data driven approach to product sourcing.
This webinar is free for members.
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CMS Issues ICD-10 Assessment Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a toolkit to help healthcare providers track and respond to certain ICD-10 performance indicators to improve productivity and cash flow. Health care claims must include ICD-10 codes for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures under a final rule that took effect Oct. 1. For more information, visit ICD-10, visit www.aha.org and www.cms.gov.
Source: AHA News Now – March 4, 2016
CDC: Hospitals Preventing Infections; Antibiotic Resistance Ongoing Challenge
Acute-care hospitals reduced central-line associated bloodstream infections by 50% and surgical site infections by 17% between 2008 and 2014, according to a Vital Signs report released on March 3 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Among other improvements, methicillin-resistant staph infections fell by 13% and C difficile infections fell by 8% between 2011 and 2014, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections fell by 5% in 2014. In 2014, the proportion of healthcare-associated infections caused by six antibiotic-resistant bacteria ranged from 12% in inpatient rehabilitation facilities to 14% in acute-care hospitals and 29% in long-term care hospitals. The findings are based on data from the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network and 2016 HAI Progress Report. CDC also released an Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas, which shows the proportion of bacteria resistant to various antibiotics in acute-care and long-term care hospitals and IRFs nationally and by state and region.
Source: AHA News Now – March 3, 2016
March/April Digital Edition is Now Available
The March/April digital edition of Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions is now available! Read the latest issue covering strategic relationships between vendors and supply chain.
March/April Digital Edition of Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions
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