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AHRMM NEWS
The Healthcare Supply Chain Event of the Summer is Only a Few Weeks Away! 
Interested in getting in-depth knowledge on clinical resource management, value analysis, logistics, procure to pay, strategic sourcing, and technology? Join us at AHRMM16 Conference & Exhibition - a forum for supply chain professionals to share expertise and experience, and support and mentor one another along the way. 
 
In addition to abundant networking events, you can expect four days of insightful keynotes, 55+ practical learning labs, and vendor presentations on the solutions you need to improve and streamline your operations.
 
The healthcare supply chain event of the summer is less than one month away! Make plans to attend AHRMM16 in San Diego July 31 – August 3.
 
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The 2016 Election Kicks Off at AHRMM16! Review Board Candidate Profiles
Voting for the 2017 Board of Directors kicks off on August 1, 2016 and ends on August 15, 2016. The voting process is quick and convenient. Voting takes place online via a secure website. The link to the voting site and election ballot will be sent in an email to all members on August 16.  AHRMM16 attendees can also cast their vote on-site at conference.
 
Each AHRMM member’s participation is vital to the continued success of the Association. Make an informed decision! View all of the candidate profiles and personal flyers for this year’s election at www.ahrmm.org/Elections.

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.
INDUSTRY NEWS
CMS Corrects Errors in Recently Adopted Fire Safety Code
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services posted corrections in the Federal Register that remedy technical errors in its final rule on fire safety requirements in certain healthcare facilities. The corrections mainly clarify types of facilities included in the recently adopted NFPA rules that are now part of its Conditions of Participation.
 
Participating healthcare facilities have until Nov. 7 to comply with all of the changes.
 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – July 1, 2016

CMS Updates Open Payments Website with 2015 Data
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week updated the Open Payments website with 2015 data on payments by drug and device manufacturers to physicians and teaching hospitals, as well as new data for the 2013 and 2014 reporting periods. The Affordable Care Act requires applicable drug and medical device makers and group purchasing organizations to annually report certain payments to physicians and teaching hospitals, who can then review and dispute the data before it is published.
 
Source: AHA News Now – June 30, 2016

HHS Center to Develop Zika Vaccine
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response will begin developing a Zika virus vaccine at its Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing in Baltimore, the agency announced on June 27. The HHS center is one of three that bring together small biotech companies, academic institutions and large pharmaceutical companies to quickly develop and deliver drugs and vaccines for use in public health emergencies. “The threat posed by Zika presents an urgent need for vaccines and diagnostics,” said Richard Hatchett, acting director of ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. “To meet that need as quickly as possible, we need to leverage the infrastructure, experience and expertise available within BARDA, other federal agencies, industry and academia.”
 
Source: AHA News Now – June 28, 2016

A New View: How Visibility Takes Your Supply Chain from Investment to Return

Free white paper sponsored by Vizient
 
Healthcare’s rapid progress toward value-based patient care challenges every team member — from physicians and executives to billing clerks and even suppliers — to collaborate in new ways that maximize total value.
 
Supply chain professionals play a central role. A look at the current state of supply chain operations offers insight into the challenge. Data streams are often fragmented, incomplete and too tardy to inform effective buying decisions.
 
A look at a unique emerging technology platform provides insight into the solution. Automatically gathering real-time data and presenting it in a unified, easy-to-use interface creates a comprehensive new view of the entire supply chain process — making it possible to execute timely buying decisions that enhance the value of patient care.
 
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Free registration required to access the white paper and attend a webinar.
  
For more information, contact Vizient at SupplyChain@Vizientinc.com.

FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
July/August Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Digital Edition is Now Available
The July/August digital edition of the member-only publication,Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions, is now available! The latest issue focuses on the connection between supply chain and the triple aim. Also, check out some of the highlights on what to expect at AHRMM16 this summer!
 
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