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Help AHRMM Understand Your Continuing Education Needs
AHRMM is working hard to equip our members and the field with outstanding continuing healthcare supply chain education. To help us better understand the educational needs of healthcare supply chain professionals, please take a few minutes to complete the AHRMM Education survey.
 
Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow’s Free Webinar
Zika Virus Update: Clinical Implications for the Healthcare Environment - October 13
Join AHRMM tomorrow for the latest CDC guidelines to prevent transmission of the Zika virus, and discuss supply chain’s role as they work closely with clinical staff on the implications to supply chain across the continuum of care.
 
Two New AHRMM Webcasts
AHRMM Webcasts are a free and quick resource for individuals interested in hearing more on relevant healthcare supply chain topics. Check out two of the latest AHRMM webcasts: Developing a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain and Reduction of Surgical Site Infections Using Lean: An Ochsner Health Case Study
 
Visit http://learning.ahrmm.org/webcasts to access all AHRMM webcasts.
 
Coming Soon: To provide a variety of learning modality options, select webcasts will be available in the podcast format in the upcoming weeks.
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
Survey Examines Hospital Security Plans, Response
The AHA’s Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) conducted a 2016 Hospital Security Survey. Read the full Health Facilities Management story outlining key findings and important factors to keeping hospitals safe.
 
Source: AHA News Now – October 7, 2016
NEST Planning Board Outlines Priorities for New Coordinating Center
In a report released in September, the National Evaluation System for health Technology planning board outlines key priorities for the new Coordinating Center as it works to implement a national system for medical device evaluation. The 25-member board, convened by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, is a broad-based group that includes patients, clinicians, the medical device industry, payers and regulatory experts, as well as five representatives from federal agencies.
 
Source: Duke-Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy – October 7, 2016
AHA Guide to Expand Behavioral Health Capabilities of the Worksforce
A new guide from the AHA Workforce Center offers strategies to help hospitals and health systems expand the behavioral health capabilities of their workforce. Building on an AHA white paper in June, the new guide offers tools and suggestions for overcoming common challenges organizations face in assessing, educating and partnering with others to strengthen their behavioral health workforce.
 
Source: AHA News Now – October 5, 2016
FEATURED MEMBER BENEFIT
AHRMM Mentor Program – Member Only Resource
Available only to AHRMM members, the AHRMM Mentor Program provides a six-month platform for healthcare supply chain professionals to connect with more experienced professionals in the field.
 
Whether to help with career planning, learn from previous experience, or simply to find an encouraging role model, engaging with a mentor can markedly improve an individual's work life and career.
 
Learn more at www.ahrmm.org/Mentor.
 
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