The clinically integrated supply chain was the focus of this year’s CQO Summit, which was held on Monday, August 13, 2018, during the AHRMM18 Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. The AHRMM Clinical Integration Task Force has defined clinical integration in terms of the health care supply chain as follows:
“An interdisciplinary partnership to deliver patient care with the highest value (high quality, best outcomes and minimal waste at the lowest cost of care) that is achieved through assimilation and coordination of clinical and supply chain knowledge, data, and leadership toward care across the continuum that is safe, timely, evidence-based, efficient, equitable and patient-focused.”
The 2018 AHRMM CQO Summit featured the introduction of the AHRMM Clinical Integration Task Force report, presentations, a roundtable and panel discussions. The central focus was on clinician engagement in CQO initiatives, including the challenges that health system and supply chain leaders must overcome in order to gain the trust and support of the clinical community. This report summarizes the summit presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that took place.