Preparing Supply Chain and Value Analysis Professionals to Meet the Challenges of Today’s Healthcare Environment
CHICAGO (December 2013) - The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop and cross-promote education, information, and resources that will support clinical and supply chain teams in healthcare organizations in their transition to new payment models.
There are clear synergies between the two organizations and the collaboration between AHRMM and AHVAP is intended to help members of both associations better prepare to manage new complex payment mechanism and to meet diverse patient safety and quality goals. Representation from each association will sit on Education Committees to establish mutual and advanced learning opportunities that will be provided to the members of both organizations.
As the healthcare delivery model is undergoing major transformation, AHRMM is building the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement, which calls for a more holistic approach to the correlation between cost (supplies, procedures, services), quality (patient care and services provided, patient satisfaction, quality of care), and outcomes (financial reimbursement driven by outstanding clinical care at the appropriate costs) as opposed to approaching each independently. Both, AHRMM and AHVAP recognize that value analysis processes are essential to driving the CQO goals.
"We are looking forward to working collaboratively to advance our professions,” stated Dee Donatelli, President of AHVAP. "With so much to accomplish, together we can achieve a much greater impact on CQO!”
"We are at a critical time to be able to expand supply chain and value analysis professionals’ influence and increase their impact on the overall success of healthcare organizations,” said Annette Pummel, AHRMM’s Chair. "We are eager to work together with AHVAP on the development of professional resources and events for members so they have tools to help drive organization-wide goals.”
The complete Memorandum of Understanding is available at www.ahrmm.org. For more information about CQO Movement, please visit www.ahrmm.org/CQO.
The Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) is an organization of professionals whose expertise bridges the gap between clinical and supply change process. Through the use of evidence, clinical and financial expertise value analysis facilitators play a pivotal role to ensure effective decision-making that positively impacts clinical, operational and financial outcomes.
About AHRMM The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association is the leading national association for executives in the healthcare materials management profession. Founded in 1951, AHRMM prepares its more than 4,300 members to contribute to the field and advance the profession through the intersection of cost, quality, and outcomes via networking, education, recognition, and advocacy. AHRMM continues its commitment to keep members ahead of the learning curve by providing information and resources to not only assist them in their current positions, but also to prepare them for upcoming challenges and opportunities. For more information, visit www.ahrmm.org.