2019 AHRMM Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) Report


Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)


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The CQO Task Force identified six health care organizations with case studies demonstrating the evolution of CQO and the expanding role of supply chain in meeting the needs of the ever-changing health care environment. These stories are contained within this report.

Factors such as the shift from volume to value-based care, payment reform, population health management and the continued expansion of care beyond the four walls of the hospital and into patients’ homes have strengthened the need for a clinically integrated supply chain.

And as health care continues to evolve and supply chain must evolve with it. From the shifting reimbursement landscape, to the expanding continuum of care, the hospital C-Suite is increasingly looking to supply chain professionals to have a significant impact on cost, quality and outcomes. But supply chain cannot do it alone.

The only way to successfully impact all three of these areas simultaneously is through collaboration with clinicians. Each party brings to the table its own expertise, knowledge and data required to deliver higher quality care at a lower cost. It is this integration and collaboration that is at the core of today’s CQO Movement.