New England User Group | GHX

New England User Group

Date: Wednesday 9/13/17
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET
Where: Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA  02142

There will be a break with coffee, tea and light snacks and a lunch buffet will be served at noon.  For your convenience you can valet park at the hotel for $47 per car or self-park for $42 per car. Other options include street parking or parking garages in the area.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you in Boston!

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The "Bill Only" Quagmire
Speaker: Jill Wehry – Berkshire Health Systems

What materials buyer or manager hasn’t had his/her share of aggravation dealing with the unavoidable “Bill Only” purchases made by operating rooms and other departments? Due to the unique nature of the operating rooms, it is almost impossible to avoid the “Bill Only” purchases, especially for implant or orthopedic surgeries. Whether you call them “Bill Only” or “For Payment Only”, they are a drain on limited purchasing department resources. Issues can include calls from the vendor asking for the Purchase Order number so his corporate office can generate an invoice; invoices with incorrect Purchase Order Numbers or items not on the Purchase Order or incorrect prices. Berkshire Health will share how they have solved for this challenge.

Best Practices in Vendor and Business Associate Risk Management
Speaker: Susan Wills - Director, Strategic Sourcing and Contracts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Identifying all business associates is a daunting challenge but crucial step in effective business associate compliance. More importantly is the ongoing management to cultivate a culture of privacy and security. Our speaker will share operational experience and best practices on developing and executing a business associate management framework to reduce risk and improve compliance.

UDI: Finding Value beyond
Regulatory Compliance
Speaker: Karen Conway - AHRMM Board Chair

Beginning in 2018, the U.S. FDA UDI rule will no longer just be a requirement for manufacturers. U.S. hospitals will be required to use the unique device identifiers to share information about a patient’s implantable devices as part of the common clinical data set. But increasingly, providers are recognizing that UDI can deliver benefits across their organizations if they see it as more than just another government mandate. Learn how healthcare systems are adopting the UDI to unlock data about the products used in patient care for better cost, quality and outcomes.