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AHRMM NEWS
Webinar on 09/06: Reducing Costs and Environmental Impacts to Healthcare Through a Total Cost of Ownership Calculator 
Even with product total cost of ownership (TCO) calculations in mind, there are additional cost savings, and environmental and human health impacts that are often missed. Learn how a new free tool has helped reduced both.
 
Presenters:
  • Andrew Madden, Senior Director of Supply Chain Vice, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Beth Eckl, Director, Environmental Purchasing Program, Practice Greenhealth
Time: 1 PM - 2 PM CST
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.
 
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HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
Why Many Houston Health Centers Didn't Evacuate Before Harvey Hit
Hospital administrators in the Houston area faced a difficult choice: Should they evacuate vulnerable patients, some of whom could die in the evacuation process, or should they wait out the hurricane and hope that floodwaters retreat before they are affected? Read More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update September 1, 2017
Hospira Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hydromorphone HCI Injection, USP, CII (2 mg/mL) 1mg/mL Vial and four lots of Levophed® (Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection, USP), 4 mg/4 mL (1 mg/mL) Vial due to a potential lack of sterility assurance resulting from use of a damaged sterilizing filter for nitrogen used in the manufacturing process. Read More.
 
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration September 1, 2017
Blockchain System Successfully Deployed to Revolutionize the Logistics Industry
A successful pilot program delivered by logistics technology company Marine Transport International (MTI) demonstrates that the logistics industry will see improved connectivity, efficiency and security thanks to blockchain. Read More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - August 31, 2017
Hurricane Harvey: More Opportunities to Help and Resources 
Many hospitals and health systems in Texas and Louisiana continue to experience incredibly challenging and dangerous conditions caused by now Tropical Storm Harvey. The AHA remains in close contact with our colleagues in Texas and Louisiana, as well as federal agencies, to provide support in response to this ongoing disaster. Read More.
 
Source: AHA Today - August 30, 2017
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Life in the Supply Chain: Key Principles of Lean Six Sigma
By Alison Flynn Gaffney, SVP, Acurity, Inc., Nexera, Inc.
We often hear about LSS as a concept. But how does it apply to your daily supply chain activities? In this article, Gaffney outlines the key principles of LSS and how you can incorporate them into your department’s operations. Access Gaffney's article here.
 
 
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