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AHRMM17: Attend, Exhibit, Sponsor
AHRMM17 Is Only 46 Days Away - Don't Miss Our Largest Networking Event of the Year!
Attend, exhibit, and sponsor at AHRMM17 Conference & Exhibition, July 23-26, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to establish and strengthen professional relationships and showcase your products and services to a national audience of top healthcare supply chain decision makers.
AHRMM17 is the leading education event and the central meeting place for providers, academics, affiliates, manufacturers, and distributors, working in all facets of healthcare supply chain. Make sure you are there to network and increase your brand awareness.
For more information about exhibit opportunities, contact Scott Narug at snarug@aha.org.
Supplier Session at AHRMM17
A professional development session at AHRMM17 geared toward supplier community:
The Secrets of Successful Collaboration - Strategically Partnering with Providers to Create a Win-Win Environment
Strategically partnering with healthcare providers requires identifying and engaging key players, building trust, transparency, and using direct communication... but how is that best achieved? CQO and the Triple Aim define the value-based model in healthcare, and require suppliers to think differently than in the past. Collaboration is the only way to understand the clinical and economic impact of your products and services to achieve that value. Suppliers are in a unique position to help providers implement the value-based model in their healthcare organizations by collaborating in areas they may not have the expertise or bandwidth to address. This session provides tools and take-aways to understand and strengthen your relationships with providers.
Speaker: Brent Petty, CMRP, Executive Industry Consultant, Global Healthcare Team, Lexmark International, Inc.
AHRMM Exhibitors and Sponsors: You do not have to have a full conference badge to attend – this session is open to AHRMM’s vendors.
This hour-long session will be offered twice on Monday, July 24, at 10:00 am and 11:30 am.
Earn Your CMRP Designation at AHRMM17
The AHA Certification Center and AHRMM will offer a special administration of the Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) certification examination on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at AHRMM17 Conference. Eligible candidates may want to take advantage of this opportunity to earn the nationally recognized CMRP credential. Registration is limited to 30 candidates per session and will be first-come, first-served. Registration deadline is June 26, 2017.
WEBINAR ON JUNE 14: Get the Leeches Out of Your Item Master  
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.
This webinar is presented in collaboration with HIMSS. One Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit will be awarded by AHRMM.
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.
CMS Issues Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Rule Enforcement
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued interpretive guidelines for state survey agencies that will evaluate compliance with new emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and other providers beginning Nov. 15. The final rule, issued last September, requires healthcare facilities to conduct risk assessments using an all-hazards approach; develop emergency preparedness plans, policies and procedures, including distinct communications plans; and establish training and testing programs. Hospitals, critical access hospitals and long-term care facilities also must have emergency and standby power systems that reflect their emergency plans. For more on the rule, visit the CMS website, which includes a surveyor tool.
Source: AHA Today - June 5, 2017
HHS Cybersecurity Task Force Issues Recommendations to Congress
The Department of Health and Human Services' cybersecurity task force sent Congress its recommendations for improving cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. The proposals focus on defining and streamlining leadership, governance and expectations for healthcare cybersecurity; increasing medical device and health information technology security and resilience; developing health care workforce capacity; improving awareness and education; protecting research and intellectual property; and improving information sharing about threats and mitigations. For hospital and health system resources to reduce and manage cyber risks, including in-person training for hospital leaders, visit www.aha.org/cybersecurity.
Source: AHA Today - June 5, 2017
Hospital Compare Overall Star Ratings Will Not Be Updated in July
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not update the overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in July as scheduled due to data issues with three of the measures included in the safety group score, according to a QualityNet notice. Read more.
Source: AHA Today - June 3, 2017
HHS Announces Over $70 Million in Grants to Address the Opioid Crisis
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., announced the availability of over $70 million over multiple years to help communities and healthcare providers prevent opioid overdose deaths and provide treatment for opioid use disorder, of which $28 million will be dedicated for medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Read the HHS release.
Source: HPN Daily Update - June 1, 2017
Receive Reduced Rates for the 2017 UDI Conference June 7 & 8 in Baltimore
Save $200 off the registration rate for the 2017 UDI Conference, starting tomorrow, June 7, at the Hilton Baltimore, MD. To receive the special rate, enter LUC in the discount field during online registration. Register.
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