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Nexera’s Alison Flynn Gaffney Elected to AHRMM 2017 Board of Directors

Nexera’s Alison Flynn Gaffney Elected to AHRMM 2017 Board of Directors

AHRMM Membership Elects 2017 Board Members

CHICAGO, August 30, 2016

AHRMM 16-6092 The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association, has announced that Teresa L. Dail, R.N., B.S.N., CMRP, chief supply chain officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., will be chair-elect of the 2017 AHRMM Board of Directors and serve as the AHRMM board chair in 2018. In addition, the AHRMM membership elected two new provider seat board members, Edmond (Ed) D. Hardin, Jr., FACHE, CMRP, and Dennis Mullins, M.B.A., CMRP, and one affiliate seat member, Alison Flynn Gaffney, FACHE, CMRP, to begin their terms in 2017.

Nexera, Inc.Nexera’s Alison Flynn Gaffney Elected to AHRMM 2017 Board of Directors

Recognizing the Strategic Role of Supply Chain in Advancing Healthcare

Recognizing the Strategic Role of Supply Chain in Advancing Healthcare

supplychain-weekWe have officially entered the patient-centered era in healthcare. The many initiatives introduced through the Affordable Care Act have been designed to encourage this shift from more services to better care. However, this change—while positive—brings many challenges. Health systems are being graded on their ability to reduce readmissions and infection rates, and increase patient satisfaction—all while lowering costs.

Christopher O'Connor, PresidentRecognizing the Strategic Role of Supply Chain in Advancing Healthcare

Featured Press Release: Christopher J. O’Connor Receives AHRMM’s 2016 Leadership Award

Featured Press Release: Christopher J. O’Connor Receives AHRMM’s 2016 Leadership Award

CHICAGO, August 1, 2016

AHRMM 16-6092 The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management
(AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) has named Christopher J. O’Connor, FACHE,CMRP, FAHRMM the recipient of the 2016 George R. Gossett Leadership Award.

The Leadership Award is presented in memory of George R. Gossett, an early president of AHRMM. Gossett envisioned the prominence of resource and materials management in the healthcare field and championed the educational and professional development of the resource and materials management discipline. It is the highest honor bestowed by AHRMM and is given to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary level of leadership and professionalism in the field, made significant contributions to AHRMM and advanced the healthcare supply chain.

Nexera, Inc.Featured Press Release: Christopher J. O’Connor Receives AHRMM’s 2016 Leadership Award

Where Do You Stand? Examining the Impact of OR Supply Chain Operations on Hospital Profitability

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Where Do You Stand? Examining the Impact of OR Supply Chain Operations on Hospital Profitability

Spring 2016

Premier’s Economic Outlook
By Perry Sham, Kenneth Scher & Michelle Byalick

“Over the past few years, the healthcare industry has experienced a sea change. The Affordable Care Act has led to the adoption of new systems and payment methodologies that approach care from a more holistic perspective. The holistic care of patients as encouraged by bundled payments is one area of focus for health system leadership in 2016…”

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Perry Sham, Vice PresidentWhere Do You Stand? Examining the Impact of OR Supply Chain Operations on Hospital Profitability

Addendum to ACHE’s Congress: Leading Plans into Action

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Addendum to ACHE’s Congress: Leading Plans into Action

Last month, I had the opportunity to give a presentation at the ACHE 2016 Congress on Leadership. This event brings together healthcare executives from across the country to discuss what it means to be a leader, how we can improve in our respective roles, and how we can better ignite inspiration in others in our dynamic healthcare environment.

In my session, Dr. Kristin Boehm and I talked about one of the biggest challenges facing hospital execs today: how can we rethink healthcare to realize the benefits of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim?

Christopher O'Connor, PresidentAddendum to ACHE’s Congress: Leading Plans into Action

Press Release: Nexera Adds Acclaimed Neurosurgeon Dr. Marilyn Gates to Value Analysis Team

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Press Release: Nexera Adds Acclaimed Neurosurgeon Dr. Marilyn Gates to Value Analysis Team

March 16, 2016

Dr. Gates Joins Nexera’s Team of Clinical Experts to Support Physician-Led Value Analysis Offerings

New York-based consulting group Nexera, Inc. has added neurosurgeon Dr. Marilyn Gates to its team of clinical value analysis experts. In her role as physician advisor, Dr. Gates will help hospitals facilitate a collaborative, systematic process to review clinical products, equipment, and technologies. The Nexera approach engages clinical and non-clinical departments in cross-disciplinary conversations to establish a sustainable model that uses evidence-based data to measure total costs, quality, and outcomes.

“Arming our team with clinical leaders is critical to the successful implementation of physician-led value analysis at our client organizations,” said Nexera President Christopher O’Connor. “Dr. Gates’s experience leading multiple spine and neurosurgery programs—for which she oversaw performance, clinical quality, and inventory—gives her unique insight into the requirements of administrative, clinical, and supply chain professionals. This knowledge will be invaluable in bridging the gap between these key stakeholders to create a collaborative healthcare model, which is essential to succeeding in today’s value-based environment.”

Value analysis is a key component of the change management necessary for hospitals to succeed in value-based payments. Nexera’s distinct model incorporates a physician-led, cross-disciplinary structure that brings together supply chain and clinical leaders to evaluate products and the effect they have on clinical and financial outcomes.

Dr. Gates, a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 25 years of medical practice, clinical instruction, and program administration experience in a variety of settings, joins fellow physician advisor Dr. Kristin Boehm, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with a private practice based in Atlanta.

Through the work of Dr. Boehm and six other clinical managers ranging from RNs to MTs to CRNAs, the value analysis program has contributed to the $270 million in hospital cost efficiencies achieved by Nexera clients. The company looks forward to the additional value that Dr. Gates’s extensive experience in patient-centered decision-making will bring to the program and its clients.

About Nexera, Inc.

Nexera delivers solutions that are tailored to improve hospital and health-system performance. Using a value-driven approach that ties total costs and patient outcomes to financial reimbursements, Nexera designs consulting engagements around each client’s resources and business culture, ensuring that its services generate sustainable results. Learn more at www.nexerainc.com.

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Alexandra Schonholz
T (212) 554-7230
E aschonholz@nexerainc.com

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Nexera, Inc.Press Release: Nexera Adds Acclaimed Neurosurgeon Dr. Marilyn Gates to Value Analysis Team

Identifying the MVPs: 9 Steps for Recruiting Physicians for Your Value Analysis Team

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Identifying the MVPs: 9 Steps for Recruiting Physicians for Your Value Analysis Team

November 2015

Becker’s Hospital Review
Features Kristin Boehm, Senior Advisor at Nexera

The realities of healthcare reform — including the departure from fee-for-service models of care, shrinking reimbursement and higher quality standards — means the impetus for collaboration around cost, quality and outcomes is only going to grow.

However, traditional paradigms in hospitals are not conducive to the type of cross-sectional collaboration required to make the shift to value-based care effective. No longer can physicians and hospital administrators function in silos as opposing forces. They must find ways to build positive, symbiotic relationships that enable understanding and the sharing of ideas, according to Kristin Boehm, MD, senior advisor at Nexera, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in operations improvement and supply chain management.

Read the full story at beckershospitalreview.com.

Nexera, Inc.Identifying the MVPs: 9 Steps for Recruiting Physicians for Your Value Analysis Team

Much Ado About Reprocessing

Much Ado About Reprocessing

With Patient Safety on the Line, Reprocessing Must Be a Top Priority

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Over the past several months, the federal government has issued several notices regarding the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of medical devices following a series of deaths attributed to improper cleaning. In August, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a safety communication to address reprocessing standards for cleaning ERCP endoscopes. And earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) joined the FDA in issuing a notice alerting healthcare providers and facilities about recent infection control lapses due to non-compliance with recommended reprocessing procedures, highlighting a critical gap in patient safety.

Mary Olivera, Director, Sterile ProcessingMuch Ado About Reprocessing

Driving Supply Chain Value

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Driving Supply Chain Value

September 2015

AHRMM Supply Chain Strategies & Solutions Magazine
Collaborating with Suppliers Under the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Approach

“Healthcare reform is undeniably changing the way healthcare is delivered and consumed in the Unites States. And the biggest change may not be financial or organizational but rather philosophical…”

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Christopher O'Connor, PresidentDriving Supply Chain Value

For a Value-Driven Supply Chain, Take a Page Out of Our Book

For a Value-Driven Supply Chain, Take a Page Out of Our Book

Healthcare Supply Chain at the Intersection of Cost, Quality, and OutcomesThis month, supply chain professionals from across the country gather at the annual conference hosted by the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM). In honor of the work they do, I am pleased to announce the release of the book Healthcare Supply Chain at the Intersection of Cost, Quality, and Outcomes produced by Nexera. While Nexera has been a leading voice in strategic supply chain for many years, this is our first publishing endeavor—and I’m proud to say that the content resulted from the dedicated collaboration of the Nexera team.

Christopher O'Connor, PresidentFor a Value-Driven Supply Chain, Take a Page Out of Our Book
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