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Get to Know the AHRMM Board Candidates
Meet the candidates for the 2017 AHRMM Board Election! For the term beginning on January 1, 2018, there are two healthcare provider seats, one affiliate seat, and one military seat open. Who gets elected is determined by those who participate!
Review the candidate profiles to make an informed decision when voting opens July 24.
AHRMM17 Conference & Exhibition
Don’t Miss AHRMM17: The #1 Event for Supply Chain Professionals to Network, Innovate, and Learn
For four days in July, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will become a bustling epicenter of healthcare supply chain action as more than 1,000 providers and more than 200 exhibitors will come together for the AHRMM17 Conference & Exhibition.
Register today to ensure that you’re there to connect with the fellow healthcare supply chain professionals - all in one place, all at one time.
Take CMRP Exam at AHRMM17 and Get Instant Results!
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.
It's Tomorrow: A Webinar Co-Presented by AHRMM and HIMSS
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS) will 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. One Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit will be awarded by AHRMM.
Survey: Daily Demands and Time 
AHRMM is gathering “real life” statistics to quantify the demands and daily complications of a supply chain professional. Please help us collect this data by taking 1-2 minutes to respond to this 5-question survey by next Tuesday, June 20. Your name, organization, contact information will not be used or associated with your responses. Thank you for your help.
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Supporting Value-Based Payment with the Power of Robust Data Management
As value-based reimbursement models come into play, reducing costs is even more critical. Bryan Health was one of 800 hospitals nationwide that were required to join Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement bundled payment program, and it needed a solution powerful enough to support routine reporting and contract compliance.
Critical to the success of supply chain operations is finding an optimal mix of practical goals like cost reduction and providing opportunities for strategic growth in areas like clinical-to-supply integration, all the while, operating efficiently and increasingly doing more with less. Optimizing your supply chain operations means meeting these challenges head on. As overwhelming as they may seem, they are not insurmountable.
Download the Vizient success story to see how Bryan Health empowers their value analysis team with reliable, standardized data and reimbursement savvy coding to support value-based payments.
Content sponsored by Vizient
FDA Unveils List of Reusable Devices Requiring New Validation Data
Following superbug outbreaks after issues with reprocessing certain medical devices, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a list of devices that the agency will require validated instructions for use and validation data regarding cleaning, disinfection and sterilization in premarket notification submissions. Visit Regulatory Affairs Professional Society for the list of devices.
Source: HPN Daily Update - June 12, 2017
House Panel Advances User Fee Bill
A U.S. House panel advanced the Lower Chamber's version of the bill to reauthorize the user fee deal between the medical device and drug industries and the FDA. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update - June 12, 2017
CMS Issues Guidance on Emergency Preparedness Rule Enforcement
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued interpretive guidelines for state survey agencies that will evaluate compliance with new emergency preparedness requirements for hospitals and other providers beginning Nov. 15. Read More.
Source: AHA Today - June 10, 2017
CDC Issues Report on Preventing Healthcare-Associated Legionnaires' Disease
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 6 reported at least 85 healthcare-associated cases of Legionnaires' disease, a serious lung infection, in 2015. Read More.
Source: AHA Today - June 10, 2017
AHRMM Fellow Program
The designation of AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) recognizes current AHRMM members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the supply chain field.
Only presented to Certified Materials & Resource Professionals (CMRP) and current AHRMM members, FAHRMM status is designated to those who have excelled in specific areas of the supply chain and have submitted an approved, original, unpublished paper on a current aspect of materials or supply chain management.
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