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AHRMM NEWS
Voting Now Open for the 2018 AHRMM Board: Make Your Vote Count
Voting for the 2018 AHRMM Board opened on Monday, July 24, and all members received an email  that provided a unique login needed to access the AHRMM voting website.
 
As an AHRMM member, your participation is vital to the continued success of the Association. Get to know each of the candidates running for the open positions before voting ends on Monday, August 7.
 
  • One Affiliate Seat
  • One Military Seat
  • Two Provider Seats
New Case Study: Baptist Health UDI Capture Work Group Case Study
On May 1, 2017, Baptist Health’s operating rooms (OR) began scanning product data via barcode into the health system’s EPIC electronic health record (EHR) system.
 
The team built an interface from the ERP system to its EPIC electronic health record (EHR) system to facilitate the flow of product data from the item master to the patients’ electronic medical records.
 
They have also integrated the ERP and EHR systems with the health system’s Champion Healthcare Technologies UDITracker® OR tissue tracking system. All three systems – ERP, EHR and tissue tracking have integrated barcode scanners.
 
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
Wearables are revolutionizing classic medicine - MEDICA 2017 to focus on current trends
Wearables are already having an impact on new treatment methods and are creating new methods of diagnosis, monitoring and medication delivery across all aspects of medical care - from prevention and inpatient and outpatient care to rehabilitation. More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update  - July 31, 2017
5 Steps to Transforming Care for High-need Patients
Innovative and cost-effective methods hospitals can adopt to respond to the explosion of older adults living with chronic conditions. More.
 
Source: AHA Today - July 29, 2017
FDA Recall: Sterile drug products by Cantrell Drug Company due to lack of sterility assurance
The affected products include all lots distributed February 16, 2017, to July 19, 2017, remaining within expiry, and they would be packaged in a syringe or IV bag. More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - July 27, 2017
ASU researchers will explore solutions to food waste related to supply chain
Researchers from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU will explore solutions to food waste through two unique research projects funded by the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - July 25, 2017
FREE Webinar - Reducing Costs and Environmental Impacts to Healthcare through a Total Cost of Ownership Calculator
Non-Member Price: $99
 
A total cost of ownership calculator has been developed to provide purchasers with a standardized and systematic way to consider the various use and waste costs of products that are procured. Learn outcomes from healthcare organizations that have used the tool, how it was applied, the user requirements, the targeted products, the outcomes showing the comparison of costs and savings identified.

Presenters
  • Andrew Madden, vice president, Supply Chain, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Beth Eckl, director, Environmental Purchasing Program, Practice Greenhealth
 
 
 
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