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AHRMM17 Scholarships Open for Qualified AHRMM Members
AHRMM is pleased to offer financial assistance to qualifying members for attending the  AHRMM17 Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C. The conference scholarships are made possible byAHRMM17 the support from each of the AHRMM17 exhibiting companies.
 
Applications are due April 10, 2017.
Visit www.AHRMM17.org/Scholarships for more information.
 
Apply to Be a Candidate for the 2018 AHRMM Board by April 14
Help shape the future of AHRMM and contribute to our success by submitting an application to become a candidate for this year’s AHRMM Board Election. There is one affiliate seat, one military seat, and two provider seats open for the 2017 Election.
 
The deadline for Board applications is April 14, 2017. If you are considering to run for a seat on the AHRMM Board, please contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org to request a candidate packet.
 
Visit www.ahrmm.org/Elections for Board requirements and the 2017 Election calendar.
Register Now for Next Tuesday’s Webinar with Nexera
The Impact of Supply Chain Processes on OR Time, Efficiency & Overall Cost
 
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.
 
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This webinar is sponsored by:
Nexera, Inc.
A sponsor of the CQO Movement.
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
AHA Highlights Patient Safety Week Events and Resources
March 12-18 is Patient Safety Awareness Week, observed annually to increase knowledge and interest about patient safety and engage healthcare professionals and the public. For more on the featured events and AHA resources to build a culture of safety, visit AHA.org/PSAW. 
 
Source: AHA News Now – March 10, 2017
Joint Commission Changes Survey/Review Notification Policy
After reviewing feedback from its accredited hospitals, the Joint Commission has made changes to its survey/review notification process to include email notifications effective as of March 6. The changes affect the organization’s notification process for its three survey/review activities: announced events, short-notice events and unannounced events.
 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – March 10, 2017
FDA Class I Recall; Physio-Control Inc. LIFEPAK 1000 Defibrillator
The FDA has identified The LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. The affected product part numbers are 320371500XX, and there are 133,330 affected serial numbers.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update – March 10, 2017
CMS Issues MOON FAQs for Hospitals As Requirement Takes Effect
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued answers to Frequently Asked Questions for hospitals implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, including guidance on completing the free-text field that explains why the patient is not an inpatient. For more on the notice, visit www.cms.gov.
 
Source: AHA News Now – March 9, 2017
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
Article Highlight - Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions 
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.
 
Article Highlight: Bundled Payments Reshape Healthcare and the Supply Chain
By AHRMM Board Chair, Karen Conway
 
SCSS Article Highlight
Bundled payments provide a single payment for a defined episode of care that is shared among the caregivers involved in the delivery of care, with the risk shifting primarily to hospitals. The logic is that this will promote better care coordination among the various providers, while reducing wide variations in both the cost of care and how care is delivered.
 
 
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