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Congratulations to Susan Morris for Achieving AHRMM Fellow Status
Lora JohnsonAHRMM congratulates Susan A. Morris, CPM, CPSM, CMRP, FAHRMM, Healthcare Executive at Cerner Corporation, for receiving her AHRMM Fellow designation.
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. Original in content and written by FAHRMM members, Fellow papers describe innovative, practical, and cost-effective approaches and/or experiences in the healthcare supply chain.
Click here to access Susan's Fellow Paper: Preparing Supply Chain to Meet Meaningful Use.
Strategic Planning Webinar: Integrating Supply Chains Across a Merged Enterprise
On August 17, 2017, hear from Nancy LeMaster on the key components critical to collaboratively developing and implementing an effective integration plan that addresses both technical and cultural issues your organization may face.
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in July 2017:
Ian Fitzgerald, Brentwood, TN                                                 
Cody Carter, Birmingham, AL
Victor Mitry, Los Angeles, CA
Debbie Edwards, Jacksonville, FL
Sindi Kelly, Land O'Lakes, FL
Todd Nida, Coeur d'alene, ID
Lori Knoeber, Hutchinson, KS
Joe Fulmer, Readfield, ME
Ryan Wood, Lees Summit, MO
Sean Ragusa, Poughkeepsie, NY
Kevin Wallace, North Baldwin, NY
Todd Hogue, Spokane, WA
Michelle Schippers, Comstock Park, MI
Alex Shippers, Grand Rapids, MI
Joseph Shapiro, New York, NY
Senate approves key FDA legislation, sending bill to Trump's desk
Lawmakers voted 94-1 to approve the so-called "user fee agreements" that govern how much private drug and device makers pay in fees to support the approval and oversight processes at the FDA. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was the only no vote. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update - August 14, 2017
Cyberattacks are accelerating worldwide and the U.S. healthcare system is dangerously unprepared to defend itself, or its patients. In the past two months, thousands of computers of the nation's No. 3 pharmaceutical company, Merck, seized up amid a global cyberattack, cutting into production of medicines. The same rogue digital worm crippled a hospital system north of Pittsburgh, PA. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update - August 10, 2017
AHA two-part webinar Aug. 17 and 31 on implementing MACRA
The two-part webinar will discuss how Providence St. Joseph Health, a non-profit healthcare system, is working with clinicians to prepare for the new Medicare payment system for clinicians under the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act. Click to register for the Aug. 17 and Aug. 31  events.
Source: AHA Today - August 9, 2017
To determine in which states Americans receive the best and worst healthcare overall, the analysts at WalletHub compared all 50 states plus the District of Columbia across 35 measures of cost, accessibility, and outcome. Read the results here.
Source: HPN Daily Update - August 9, 2017
Today, procuring medical parts is inefficient and diverts resources from servicing equipment critical to patient care. It can take up to 120 minutes per order. Therefore, it would be better to create a single, reproducible process across the organization that returns time and capacity to clinical engineers. Read the article here.
By Brennan Stice, Vice President of Business Development, PartsSource
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