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AHRMM17 Call for Presentations Opens January 2017
Make plans to attend the premier education event and the central meeting place for providers, academics, affiliates, and vendors working in all facets of healthcare supply chain: AHRMM17 Conference & Exhibition July 23-26, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Call for presentations will open the first week of January 2017! Registration will open in Q1 2017. Visit www.AHRMM17.org for updates on the schedule.
New Podcast - 10 Commandments of a Trusting Relationship
As we think about the intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO), the patient is right in the middle of that intersection. Here are 10 commandments you might want to consider adopting, if they’re not already part of your values both professionally and personally.
Presented by: Deborah Rey, Senior Contract Manager, Christiana Care Health System
Access the podcast at http://learning.ahrmm.org/podcasts.
Also available as an AHRMM webcast at http://learning.ahrmm.org/webcasts.

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WHO: Zika No Longer a World Health Emergency but Remains ‘Significant’ Challenge
The World Health Organization said Friday that Zika virus is no longer a world health emergency, but remains “significant enduring public health challenge requiring intense action.” According to the organization, the virus, which is seasonal, and its effects “represent a highly significant long-term problem that must be managed by WHO, States Parties and other partners in a way that other infectious disease threats are managed.” For more information on Zika, which can cause microcephaly and other birth defects in pregnant women, visit www.cdc.gov/zika and www.aha.org/zika.
Source: AHA News Now – November 21, 2016
Gartner Announces Rankings of its 2016 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25
Gartner, Inc. has released its eighth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, with Intermountain Healthcare at number one. The ranking recognizes companies across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs.
Source: HPN Daily Update – November 21, 2016
CDC: Potentially Preventable Deaths from Unintentional Injuries Up 23%
While the number of potentially preventable deaths in the U.S. declined overall from 2010 to 2014, potentially preventable deaths from unintentional injuries increased 23%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: AHA News Now – November 18, 2016
ASPR Releases Five-Year Plan, Guidance to Boost Healthcare Security
The Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has released a five-year plan to improve healthcare preparedness and response capabilities.
The guidance outlines necessary steps to help the country prepare for, respond to and recover from the adverse effects caused by emergencies and disasters. It covers four specific capabilities:
  • Foundation for health care and medical readiness
  • Health care and medical response coordination
  • Continuity of health care service delivery
  • Handling medical and crisis surges 
Source: Health Facilities Management This Week – November 18, 2016
Genesis HealthCare Sees Big Savings Ahead Using Advanced Online Analytics Solution
Free white paper sponsored by  Vizient
Like health systems everywhere, Genesis HealthCare needs to get the most savings possible from purchasing. But dated technology made keeping up with fast-moving market pricing and internal spending trends difficult. So when Genesis was asked to help test and improve an innovative supply chain analytics solution, they didn’t hesitate. Harnessing advanced online technology, Vizient Savings ActualyzerTM automatically pulls together diverse pricing, contract, and spend data streams. Upon opening, it automatically displays savings opportunities by dollar value — along with a rough estimate of the difficulty required to achieve those opportunities. Savings Actualyzer’s data visibility enabled Genesis to track performance of individual savings initiatives, plus it showed where its processes were strong and where they could be adjusted.
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AHRMM Fellow Program
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 materials management field. Only presented to Certified Materials & Resource Professionals (CMRP), FAHRMM status is given to active members who have excelled in specific areas and have submitted an acceptable, original, unpublished paper on a current aspect of materials or supply chain management.
Visit www.ahrmm.org/Fellow to learn more about the Fellow program and how to get started on your FAHRMM designation.
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