Harnessing Data Normalization to Drive Product Savings
In Conjunction with: Healthcare Financial Management Association
Overview: It is difficult to accurately compare products, contracts, and vendors due to part number misalignment, descriptive misalignment, and incorrect vendor identification. Organizations need to normalize their data to resolve the ambiguities present in the data. Data normalization unites and standardizes both internal/external data so it can be used to drive volume, direct product sourcing to prime vendors, and negotiate better contracts. Attendees will have access to a white paper following the presentation: Harnessing Data Normalization to Drive Product Savings.
Speakers: Phil Oaten, President & CEO, Meperia, LLC
Scott E. Pruyn, Product Manager for McKesson Strategic Supply Sourcing, McKesson Provider Technologies
Cost: Complimentary – AHRMM Members; $99 per phone line per site – AHRMM Non-members
About the Speakers:
Philip Oaten, President & CEO, Meperia, LLC
A visionary entrepreneur, Oaten brings over 25 years of broad-based domestic and international business experience to his position as President and CEO of Meperia. Prior to founding Meperia, Oaten has spent the last 15 years building successful businesses in the area of content management for healthcare.
In his role as general manager at GHX, Oaten was responsible for the conception and successful introduction of NuVia by GHX, where he had day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of business operations. As chief executive officer and a founding partner of Inobis, Oaten was instrumental in the creation of data cleansing as a new healthcare market segment for content management services.
Previous business experience includes executive level positions in healthcare consulting, academic medical centers, and consumer goods manufacturing. He is a graduate of the University of Wales.
Scott Pruyn, Product Manager, McKesson Strategic Supply Sourcing, McKesson Provider Technologies
Scott Pruyn is product manager for McKesson Strategic Supply Sourcing. He works closely with the ERP sales team and McKesson Strategic Supply Sourcing customers.
Pruyn has more than 20 years experience in healthcare supply chain and has held various position in supply chain automation with McKesson including product management, consulting, implementation, and support. Pruyn has held similar positions at Medibuy, Medline, and Enterprise Systems, Inc. with an emphasis on materials management information systems and analytical tools.
Pruyn holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from Winona State University, Minnesota, He is a member of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) and Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
This webinar was recorded on October 25, 2012.