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AHRMM Launches Learning UDI Community
The FDA has identified the need to actively engage with a coordinated, action-oriented, and early adopter unique device identifier (UDI) community. To answer this call, AHRMM has organized a Learning UDI Community (LUC). The LUC focuses on identifying issues that impact UDI adoption within the healthcare setting, and establishes cross-functional work groups made up of subject matter experts and stakeholders. Accelerating UDI adoption across the healthcare field is essential to meeting the call for Cost, Quality, and Outcomes, the Triple Aim, and evidence-based care.
Read the full Learning UDI Community overview.
The Learning UDI Community is looking to the field to influence and actively participate in these objectives. Contact AHRMM at ahrmm@aha.org to join the growing community. 
Visit www.ahrmm.org/Learning-UDI-Community to learn more.
Learning UDI Community
Access the Latest AHRMM Webcast on CQO Scorecards
AHRMM Webcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics. AHRMM will continue to launch additional webcasts throughout 2016.
This webcast discusses the team work involved in product value analysis and decision making using data-driven scorecards outlining Cost, Quality, and Outcomes.
Presenter:  Brent Petty, Executive Industry Consultant, Lexmark International
Visit http://learning.ahrmm.org/webcasts to access all AHRMM webcasts.
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in August 2016:
  • David Balogh, East Haven, CT
  • Carrie Chelini, Butte, MT
  • Marie Devlin, North Haven, CT
  • Joel Franklin, Hempstead, TX
  • Jim Lynch, Acworth, GA
  • Michelle Medel, Redlands, CA
  • James Moon, Gainesville, FL
  • Brian Pietrandrea, Cincinnati, OH
  • Ami Schlotman, West Chester, OH
  • James Simmons, Louisville, KY
  • John Sorensen, Roseville, CA
  • Rama Taghvai, Columbus, OH
  • Elizabeth Vinson, Guilford, CT
NIST Accepting Comments on Draft Cyber Risk Management Tool
On September 15, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released the Baldridge Cybersecurity Excellence Builder, a draft tool to help organizations assess how effectively they use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to manage cybersecurity risk. According to the agency, the tool blends the organizational performance evaluation strategies of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program with the risk management mechanisms of the Cybersecurity Framework, allowing organizations to maximize the framework’s value and manage all areas affected by cybersecurity as a unified whole. NIST will accept comments on the draft tool until Dec.15 at baldrigecybersecurity@nist.gov.

Source: AHA News Now – September 15, 2016
HHS Updates Website On Radiation Emergency Medical Management
The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and National Library of Medicine have added new content to their website on Radiation Emergency Medical Management, including prototype hospital orders for radiation injury admission. The website provides guidance for healthcare providers, primarily physicians, about clinical diagnosis and treatment of radiation injury during radiological and nuclear emergencies. Users also can download most of the information in case the Internet is not available in an emergency, or access it on a smartphone app called Mobile REMM.

Source: AHA News Now – September 14, 2016
ONC Reports Increase in Patient Access to Electronic Health Information
Seven in 10 hospitals provided their patients with the ability to view, download, and transmit their health information electronically in 2015, a seven-fold increase from 2013, according to a report released on September 13 by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. At least 40% of hospitals in every state had these patient engagement capabilities, although small and critical access hospitals continued to lag behind larger hospitals. Among other capabilities, about three-quarters of hospitals enabled patients to request an amendment to their health data and offered patients the ability to electronically pay their bills; and more than one-third enabled patients to submit patient-generated data, a three-fold increase from 2013. For more information, see the recent AHA TrendWatch on the issue.
Source: AHA News Now – September 13, 2016
CQO Movement Case Studies - AHRMM Member-Only Benefit
AHRMM has worked with several healthcare supply chain teams to develop case studies highlighting how their organizations have embraced the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement
Discover how other supply chain professionals work at the intersection of CQO to reduce costs while improving patient care and driving greater financial outcomes for their organizations. These CQO case studies are a member-only resource.
Read the CQO Case Studies
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