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New White Paper Released from the AHRMM16 CQO Summit
This white paper was written as a recap of the AHRMM16 Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Summit, held in August of 2016 in San Diego. The paper presents an overview of the keynote presentation on the delivery and integration of care, roundtable discussions, and a recap of the panel discussion on supply chain’s role in an alternative payment model environment.
Congratulations to Annette Wooters for Achieving AHRMM Fellow Status
Annette WootersAHRMM congratulates Annette A. Wooters, FAHRMM, CMRP, MBA, Far West Division Supply Chain COO at HealthTrust in Las Vegas, for receiving her AHRMM Fellow designation.
The designation of AHRMM Fellow (FAHRMM) recognizes current AHRMM members for reaching the highest level of education and achievement in both the Association and in the supply chain field. Original in content and written by FAHRMM members, Fellow papers describe innovative, practical, and cost-effective approaches and/or experiences in the healthcare supply chain.
Click here to access Annette Wooters’ Fellow Paper, Leveraging Millennials and Technology to Weather the Perfect Storm.
Term of the Month
Central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) Bloodstream infections are considered to be associated with a central catheter if the line was in use during the 48-hour period before development of the bloodstream infection. These catheter-associated bloodstream infections must be either laboratory confirmed or the patient must meet criteria for clinical sepsis.
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!
CDC to Award $70 Million in Zika Funding to States, Cities and Territories
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will award about $70 million in supplemental funding for Zika through its Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases Cooperative Agreement program, the agency announced Friday. It plans to distribute the funds to states and eligible cities and territories based on factors such as Zika disease burden, laboratory and mosquito surveillance/control capacity, the presence of Aedes mosquitoes, and local Zika virus transmission. Applications are due Nov. 20.
Source: Source: AHA News Now – October 24, 2016
DHS Issues Partner Toolkit for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
The Department of Homeland Security has released a toolkit to help public and private partners promote Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, which begins in November. During the month, DHS will highlight efforts to protect and secure the nation’s critical infrastructure, including assets in the public health and health care sector, such as hospitals. Among other topics, activities will focus on the increasing reliance on web-enabled systems and the resulting cyber-physical interdependencies. For more information, visit https://www.dhs.gov/cisr-month.
Source: AHA News Now – October 21, 2016
Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership Hall of Fame Inducts Six
Bellwether League Inc. inducted six industry trailblazers to its Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership in a ceremony that celebrated the foundational elements of the past that pointed clearly to standard operations today. The group, representing providers, suppliers and educational organizations, included: Edwin L. Crosby, M.D., Irving Mills, William E. Pauley, Carol S. Stone, Peggy Styer and Gary L. Wagner.
Bellwether League also honored its Future Famers Class of 2016 and the first organizational recipient of the "Dean S. Ammer Award for Supply Chain Excellence.", was awarded to Ochsner Health System.  Read the full release from Bellwether League.
Source: HPN Daily Update – October 20, 2016
AHA-HHS Webcast Oct. 27 on 2017 Open Enrollment
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will join AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chairman-elect Gene Woods, president and CEO of Carolinas Healthcare System, for a special AHA members-only webcast Oct. 27 on open enrollment for the 2017 Health Insurance Marketplaces. In addition, hospital leaders will share examples of their organizations’ enrollment efforts and best practices, and AHA will debut a video hospitals can use in their outreach to young adults without health coverage. To watch live, go to www.hhs.gov/live at 2 p.m. ET. No pre-registration is required.
Source: AHA News Now – October 19, 2016
FDA: Automatic External Defibrillator Electrode Recalled
Leonhard Lang has recalled certain lots of an automatic external defibrillator electrode because the user may not be able to connect it to the defibrillator when a shock is needed due to a compatibility issue, the Food and Drug Administration announced on October 14. A delay in delivering electrical therapy to revive a patient in cardiac arrest could result in serious patient injury or death, the agency notes. In a safety notice sent to affected customers Sept. 1, the company recommends informing appropriate staff and securing and destroying any of the unused electrodes. Providers should report any adverse events related to use of the electrode to the FDA's MedWatch program.
Source: AHA News Now – October 18, 2016
Upcoming Webinar FREE for AHRMM Members - November 17
The Value Cycle: Leveraging Supply Data for Success in a Value-Based World
Join AHRMM on November 17 and explore how supply data elements in both your item master and chargemaster can play a role in negotiating payments from CMS and commercial plans, disbursement across the continuum of care, and in assessing variations in clinical practice when compared to a clinical pathway.
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