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Learn about regulatory requirements and actionable steps for hospital providers to adopt GS1 data standards and improve supply chain efficiency and patient safety.
 
Date: November 15, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM CST
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Congratulations, you earned your Certified Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) Certification! You may have just earned it, but experts say that you should think about how you will keep it – and soon.
Presented by: Allen Archer, System Director of Supply Chain, Houston Healthcare Inc.
 
HEALTHCARE HEADLINES
U.S. stocks were slightly lower last week as investors potentially worry that Amazon might shake up the healthcare field and hurt companies that sell medical devices and equipment. Read More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update November 13, 2017
The AHA urged the Food and Drug Administration to take "any and all steps possible" to resolve worsening shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions that are fundamental to patient care in hospitals. Read More.
 
Source: AHA Today November 11, 2017
Crashing out of the European Union without a deal would cause major problems for Britain's health service and risk "chaotic disruption" to medicine supplies, according to a report last week. Read More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - November 8, 2017
Health system giant UPMC will spend $2 billion to build three specialty hospitals, bringing to $3 billion the total sum earmarked for new healthcare expenditures in Western Pennsylvania over the next five years. Read More.
 
Source: HPN Daily Update - November 7, 2017
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The most effective healthcare supply chain professionals know how to harness data, present it, and put it to practical use to help impact the overall well-being of patients, health systems, or supplier organizations. 
 
Author: Teresa L. Dail, RN, BSN, CMRP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
 
 
* This article originally appeared in the November/December edition of Supply Chain Strategies and Solutions. The theme was data analytics.
 
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