AHRMM eNews Weekly Member Update
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In this interactive virtual roundtable webinar, you can engage with your peers like never before about on-site supply chain cardboard storage best practices and lessons learned. Our subject matter experts will begin with an important discussion on The Joint Commission Standards and the necessity for risk assessment. Next, our experts will discuss your concerns and share best practices, while also allowing participants the opportunity to share their best practices, via a lively phone and online chat. This session will give you the opportunity to act as the participant and the educator.
Date: 12/07/2017
Time: 1 PM CST
  • Karen Morlan, Administrative Director Supply Chain Operations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Jean Sargent, CMRP, FAHRMM, CRCST, President, Sargent Healthcare Strategies 
  • Thomas Allen Archer, System Director Supply Chain Management, Houston Healthcare
Call for 2018 AHRMM Volunteers – Applications Due November 27

Contribute to the success of your professional association by volunteering for an AHRMM Committee in 2018. Visit the Committees/Task Force Page to review each committee’s charge and see where your expertise and interests fit best.

Committees looking for participants include:

  • Annual Conference Education Committee (term begins in August 2018)
  • Chapter Relations Committee
  • Education Committee *
  • Issues & Legislative Committee *
  • Membership Committee

Include your top 4 choices in the online application by Monday, November 27.

If you have any questions about serving on an AHRMM Committee, please contact AHRMM directly at ahrmm@aha.org or (312) 422- 3840

*Additional application information is required for the Education and Issues & Legislative Committees.

Brent Petty, Executive Industry Consultant, Healthcare Lexmark International, discusses what forces are currently affecting healthcare and the platform hospitals use for decision-making criteria. This webcast is also available as an AHRMM Podcast.
AHRMM Congratulates New CMRPs
Congratulations to the following individuals for receiving their Certified Resource and Materials Management (CMRP) credential in October 2017:
Michael Bridges, Ellicott City, MD
Kimberly Headley, Kilmarnock, VA
Todd Daniel, Denham Springs, LA
Jeff Onkka, Marshall, MI
A House committee is asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to secure the cybersecurity of medical devices by shoring up supply chains. The House Energy and Commerce Committee's letter asks HHS to develop a plan to coordinate stakeholders in medical devices to form a framework to encourage bills of materials by Dec. 15. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update November 20, 2017
The Mercy Virtual Care Center in suburban St. Louis, MO doesn't have beds. Instead, doctors and nurses sit at carrels in front of monitors that include camera-eye views of the patients and their rooms, graphs of their blood chemicals and images of their lungs and limbs, and lists of problems that computer programs tell them to look out for. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update November 17, 2017
A child who was on the verge of death from a rare inherited disease has been treated with genetically engineered skin cells that replaced most of the skin on his body. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update November 16, 2017
The blog will include articles written by the Greenhealth Exchange team as well as members and industry experts. New articles will be published every two to three weeks. Read More.
Source: HPN Daily Update - November 15, 2017
Centura Health connects individuals, families, and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in healthcare. 
Learn how Centura Health’s practice variation reduction has reduced costs, improved quality, and boosted financial outcomes for the organization.
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