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AHRMM17 Education Schedule: What Will You Discover?
AHRMM17 Conference is the leading healthcare supply chain continuing education event of the year. It offers four days of insightful keynotes, practical learning labs, vendor presentations on the latest technology and products, and networking with 1,000+ thought leaders. 
 
We've lined up 110 speakers who will present 60+ learning labs and pre-conference sessions on strategic planning and cost management methods, and discuss healthcare technology, procurement, finance, and logistics. Check out the schedule and choose which learning labs, roundtables, and sessions you and your team can’t afford to miss.
 
One Day Left to Register - Turning Vendor Reviews into Growth Opportunities: Building a Better Vendor Scorecard
Hear from industry leaders at Mayo Clinic as they share how Mayo Clinic is strengthening their supplier relationships in each major contracting category, using their newly created interactive scorecard.
 
New Webinar on June 14: Get the Leeches Out of Your Item Master
Presented in collaboration with HIMSS.
Join Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) as they explain the journey they have taken over the last year to design, build, and deploy Clinical ConneXion to send data directly from GHX to Epic, allowing them to provide a more robust item file to Epic, with the goal of fully eliminating one-time (miscellaneous) supplies and to truly get the leeches out of their item master.
 
Are You ENFiT Ready?
CAHRMM and the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) have partnered again to understand your ENFiT adoption needs. Whether you have already transitioned, planning to transition or are unaware about the new small bore connectors, please complete the survey by June 6 so that we can better assist you.
 
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HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
Medical Device Safety and Recalls
 
Abbott Vascular Recalls Coronary Catheters Due to Risks Stemming from Difficulty Removing Balloon Sheath
Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of three catheters due to 19 reports of injury, and 1 report of death associated with difficulty removing the protective balloon sheath, resulting in issues with inflating or deflating the balloon.
 
ReFlow Recalls Wingman 35 Crossing Catheters Due to Tip Separation
Reflow is recalling the Wingman 35 Crossing Catheter due to a risk of the catheter tip splitting or separating. If a catheter tip splits or separates during use, it can enter the patient's bloodstream and can result in serious adverse health consequences such as injury to blood vessel walls, development of blood clots, embolism, heart attack or death.
 
Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Daily Digest Bulletin - May 23 & 18, 2017
CDC Issues Update on Emerging Multidrug-Resistant Fungus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 77 cases in the past year of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungus Candida auris, most in chronically ill patients with long stays at high-acuity skilled nursing facilities. All but eight of the cases were in the New York City area, including 53 in New York and 16 in New Jersey. Illinois reported four cases, and Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and Oklahoma each reported one case. CDC alerted healthcare facilities to the emerging fungus last year. The agency recommends using standard and contact precautions with affected patients, housing them in private rooms, and daily and terminal cleaning of the patient’s room with a disinfectant active against C. difficile spores.
 
Source: AHA News Now - May 22, 2017
HHS Updates Ransomware Guidance for Healthcare Organizations
The Department of Health and Human Services issued updated ransomware and cyber threat guidance for healthcare organizations. Ransomware attacks, a type of cyberattack in which the actors demand the payment of ransom to regain access to a victim’s data, were reported on May 12 by companies and organizations in more than 150 countries, including hospitals and other clinical services in England’s National Health Service. For more on the United Kingdom incident and cybersecurity resources for AHA members, including previous guidance from HHS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, visit www.aha.org/cybersecurity.
 
Source: AHA News Now - May 16, 2017
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