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Congratulations to the SC Week 2016 Celebration Contest Winner
This Sunday, National Healthcare Supply Chain Week (SC Week) officially kicks off! To celebrate SC Week, AHRMM encouraged contestants to submit a creative photo with an original and inspiring story illustrating their department’s outstanding contributions to healthcare supply chain.  After reviewing all of the exceptional and creative submissions, a winner was selected...
 
SC Week Contest Winner - Carolinas HealthCare System
Congratulations to the SC Week Contest Winner : 
 
Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Children's Hospital, in Charlotte, NC! 
 
Check out how Carolinas HealthCare System leads change to advance healthcare in their organization, and view all contest submissions at www.ahrmm.org/SCWeek.
Celebrate SC Week October 2-8 with AHRMM! Visit www.ahrmm.org/SCWeek for ways to honor and celebrate with staff next week. 
 
It's not too late to order SC Week merchandise; in-stock products can be delivered in 4-6 business days! 
SC Week Merchandise
New AHRMM Webcast: Developing a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain
Dr. Michael Schlosser, Chief Medical Officer at HealthTrust, discusses the reasons for, and resources needed to create a clinically integrated supply chain that utilizes evidence-based data to make procurement decisions that can improve patient outcomes. 
 
AHRMM Webcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics.
 
Visit http://learning.ahrmm.org/webcasts to access all AHRMM webcasts.
Term of the Month
A Biorepository is a biological materials repository that collects, processes, stores, and distributes biospecimens to support future scientific investigation Biorepositories can contain or manage specimens from animals, humans, and many other living organisms.
 
Take a moment to peruse AHRMM’s Healthcare Supply Chain Lexicon. Do you have a term to suggest to make this a more robust and valuable resource? If so, click here. We’ll provide the definition if you provide the term!
INDUSTRY NEWS
FDA Awards MDIC $3 million for NEST Coordinating Center
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) $3 million in seed funding to establish the Coordinating Center for the Medical Device National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST). This award will operationalize the Coordinating Center for NEST.
 
NEST will help improve the quality of real-world evidence that healthcare providers and patients can use to make better informed treatment decisions and strike the right balance between assuring safety and fostering device innovation and patient access.
 
Source: MDIC NEST Coordinating Center – September 13, 2016
 
MDIC Case for Quality Program – New Report Released
AHRMM is one of the representatives on the MDIC Product Quality Outcomes Analytics project team; a multi-disciplinary group comprised of representatives from manufacturers, providers, FDA, and Value Analysis Committees (VACs).
 
Check out the recently released report, which includes the team’s observations and recommendations for the development of a formal approach to measure medical device product quality outcomes in order to provide feedback and reward the market for Quality.
Oct. 1 Deadline for New Participants in Medicare EHR Incentive Program
Eligible professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive Program for the first time in 2016 must attest to meaningful use for a continuous 90-day reporting period by Oct. 1 to avoid a payment adjustment in 2017. All returning participants currently must report for a full calendar year, although Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently proposed a 90-day reporting period and will communicate any changes to the program once final. For more on the program’s requirements for 2016, visit www.cms.gov or see the recent CMS webinars for eligible professionals and hospitals.

Source: AHA News Now – September 26, 2016
ONC Announces New Health IT Resources
As part of National Health IT Week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology yesterday released two new resources to help healthcare providers implement and use health IT. The Health IT Playbook offers implementation strategies, recommendations and best practices from a variety of clinical settings. The electronic health record contracting guide offers strategies to help providers compare EHRs and negotiate key terms with EHR vendors. ONC will review the new resources during a webinar Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. ET. To register for the webinar, click here.

Source: AHA News Now – September 26, 2016
CMS to Hold Public Call to Discuss New Emergency Preparedness Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medical Learning Network (MLN) is hosting a public call Oct. 5 at 1:30 p.m. ET to discuss CMS’ new Emergency Preparedness Requirement.
 
The rule establishes national requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers on how to plan for both natural and man-made disasters. The call will start with a discussion of the new requirements and revisions in the final rule, followed by a question-and-answer session. The call presentation will be posted at least one day in advance on the MLN website. Registration closes at noon ET the day of the call.
 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – September 23, 2016
CDC Releases Cybersecurity Discussion Guide for Hospitals, Healthcare
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a discussion guide to help hospitals and healthcare organizations identify issues to address when responding to a cyber breach or attack. The guide includes scenarios and questions to facilitate small group discussions on the issue for cybersecurity preparedness and response planning.
 
Source: AHA News Now – September 22, 2016
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
Webinar this Thursday – Free for AHRMM Members
CMS Bundled Payments – September 29
Sponsored by HealthTrust 

 
On July 25, 2016 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed ruling which introduced three new episode payment models. Find out how hospitals should be preparing for the proposed ruling go-live date of July 1, 2017 and discuss changes made to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacements model. 
 
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