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Celebrate SC Week with AHRMM October 1-7
SC Week, sponsored by AHRMM, provides an opportunity to recognize the integral role supply chain professionals play in delivering high-quality patient care throughout the healthcare field.

AHRMM Wants to See You Celebrate SC Week!
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The Institute for Supply Management, ISM®, is working in collaboration with the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI), to establish a new economic index for the healthcare supply chain. This prestigious report will examine the health of the hospital sector and will be followed closely by government agencies, economists, and business leaders.
Presenter: Tom Derry, CEO, Institute for Supply Management
Date: 11/02/2017
Time: 11 AM CST
AHRMM seeks your feedback on what's important when deciding to join a professional association. Please take a moment to confidentially share your feedback by Friday, October 6. The survey is brief and will take between five to ten minutes to complete. We appreciate you sharing your insights!
Join healthcare leaders at the GS1 Global Healthcare Conference in Chicago, October 17-19. Speakers from Intermountain Healthcare, Geisinger Health Systems, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Teleflex, Medtronics, AmerisourceBergen, Abbott, and Pfizer will review healthcare efficiency, patient safety, pharmaceutical traceability, and UDI initiatives around the globe. 
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.
Find chapters in your area to start connecting with your peers and attending local meetings.
Drones Could be Used to Monitor Babies in Neonatal Care
Researchers from the University of South Australia have successfully trialed the use of drones to remotely measure heart and breathing rates in humans between the ages of 2-40 using advanced image-processing systems. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update October 2, 2017
CMS Will Not Update Overall Hospital Star Ratings in October
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this week it will not update its overall hospital quality star ratings on Hospital Compare in October. Read More.
Source: AHA Today September 30, 2017
A Majority of Medical Professionals Improperly Share Login Credentials to EMRs
Strict regulations for keeping confidential data secure often make it difficult for caregivers to get the information they need. As a result, a majority of medical staff surveyed have accessed an electronic medical record (EMR) system using a password improperly supplied by a fellow medical staffer. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update - September 29, 2017
How Patient Preferences Contribute to Regulatory Decisions for Medical Devices 
A blog from the FDA talks about the Patient Preference Initiative that was part of the medical device regulatory decision-making process in September 2013. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update - September 28, 2017
Supply chain departments in healthcare organizations can add significant value to their procure-to-pay process by integrating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems with an eMarketplace solution (such as Prodigo Marketplace, GHX Procurement Suite or Coupa eProcurement).
  • Stan Parker, SR. Associate, PwC
  • Dirk Pittman, Director, PwC
  • Randy Ryan, Director, PwC
  • Dane Lembrick, Manager, PwC
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