The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) has developed the AHRMM Keys for Supply Chain Excellence – twelve essential Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that every health care supply chain should be measuring; basic metrics for supply chain professionals in multiple settings (acute care hospitals/systems, ambulatory providers, physician organizations, integrated delivery systems, etc.) to evaluate the health of your supply chain and move you closer to operating from the intersection of Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO).
The AHRMM Keys help organizations:
· initiate continuous process improvement dialogue with key stakeholders
· demonstrate supply chain performance
· change the conversation with the C-suite to make supply chain more strategic partners
· unlock healthcare supply chain excellence
· operate from the intersection of CQO
These initial KPIs are industry-standard metrics that define the essentials of supply chain performance in operations and finance; additional phases of this project will build and expand into new areas. The AHRMM Keys were inspired by HFMA’s Map Keys for revenue cycle performance and were designed similarly.
Data used to calculate the AHRMM Keys will come from a variety of sources; the most common data source for each key has been included in the template. Please use the AHRMM-HFMA definition for supply expense and the categories of supply expense for all AHRMM Keys.