White paper looks at supply chain management

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The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management recently released a white paper, "Impact of Reform and the Recession on Supply Chain Management." The paper includes results from AHRMM's 2012 health care supply chain survey, which was conducted by business consultant Jamie Kowalski to examine the importance of supply chain management, particularly in relation to economic conditions and changes in the health care field. The paper also discusses leveraging technologies to streamline and increase efficiencies in health care supply chains and the changing health care environment, and the implications for hospitals and care systems of the future. The paper, which is available for download at www.ahrmm.org grew out of an AHRMM forum held at the association's 2012 annual meeting in August. The forum was sponsored by VHA Inc. AHRMM is an AHA personal membership group.

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