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AHRMM Board Candidate Applications Due Friday 
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 this Friday, April 21. Chair-Elect applications are due May 26, 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.
 
New Learning UDI Community (LUC) Case Studies  
The Learning UDI Community (LUC) focuses on identifying issues that impact UDI adoption within the healthcare setting, and establishes cross-functional work groups made up of subject matter experts and stakeholders. Check out two of the latest case studies, developed by the UDI Capture work group, with lessons learned, success factors, and outlined resources:
Click here to access all of the UDI Capture work group case studies, and other LUC resources.
Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow’s Webinar with Oracle
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
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in March 2017:
  • Melissa Boyles. Marietta, PA
  • James Dugger, Napa, CA
  • Brandon Engelman, Liberal, KS
  • John Gallagher, Sims, NC
  • Dan Lewis Chelsea, MA
  • Steve Nyberg, Kennewick, WA
  • Dwayne Perkins, Brunswick, GA
  • Paul Reister, Versailles, KY
  • Soo Ro, River Edge, NJ
  • Billy Robinson, Greenville, TX
  • Coleen Sago, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Mark Wright, Brunswick, GA
  • David Work Indianapolis, IN
Get certified at AHRMM17! You can receive instant results when you take the CMRP exam at AHRMM17 this summer. Applications due June 26. Learn more.
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
CDC Issues Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposures to Zika Virus in Healthcare
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus for health care personnel. The document provides guidance for facilities to determine when health care personnel should be tested for Zika virus infection following an occupational exposure and recommendations for post-exposure management. CDC expects to update the recommendations as new information becomes available.
 
Source: AHA News Now – April 14, 2017
CMS Finalizes Policies Aimed At Stabilizing Health Insurance Marketplaces
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last Thursday issued a final rule designed to help stabilize the Health Insurance Marketplaces. The rule finalizes changes related to special enrollment periods; guaranteed issue; actuarial value; network adequacy; and open enrollment periods.
 
Source: AHA News Now – April 13, 2017
HHS Sponsors New Zika Diagnostic Test, Boosting National Testing Capacity
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced an $8.9 million agreement with Siemens Healthineers, to further develop a Zika virus test that could expand the nation's testing capacity for the virus and potentially lead to lower costs for patients. If the test proves successful, it could become available at nearly 2,000 testing sites nationwide.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update – April 13, 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 AHRMM.
 
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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