Learning Pavilions in Exhibit Hall

Attendees can obtain an additional 0.5 CPE contact hour for each Learning Pavilion session.

Monday, August 1

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Predictive Value Analysis With Structured Content

Presented by McKesson

Strategic Sourcing and Technology, Informatics
Location:
Pavilion 1

Increase savings and improve the performance of your value analysis initiatives with intelligently structured content to uncover opportunities, drive decisions, and ensure compliance.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Identify how artificial intelligence can intelligently structure your supply chain data.
  • Understand how structured data provides visibility to savings opportunities.
  • Uncover how formulary-based procurement ensures compliance to decisions and meet the performance needed from your value analysis initiatives.

Scott Pruyn, Director of Product Management, ERP, McKesson


3:00 - 3:30 pm
Connect to a New View – The Evolution of Supply Price Performance

Presented by Vizient

Technology, Informatics
Location:
Pavilion 2

Vizient’s primary research showed that when working cost reduction initiatives, 54% of effort is spent investigating and prioritizing which opportunities to pursue and only 16% validating results. Learn how Vizient’s newest supply chain analytics solves this challenge for hospitals.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Articulate the value of a reliable and repeatable framework for pursuing supply cost reduction initiatives.
  • Understand the value of an integrated opportunity engine for supply chain performance improvement.
  • Learn how to focus effort and energy more to the middle of the cost reduction process.

Chip Bunata, Assoc VP, Product Delivery, Supply Chain Analytics, Vizient, Inc.


3:45 - 4:15 pm
Driving Efficiencies and Savings through e-Payments to Streamline A/P Processing
Presented by HealthTrust

Procure to Pay
Location:
Pavilion 1

Discover how companies are moving away from costly check printing and choosing new vendor payment options, such as procurement cards, E-payables and Electronic Funds Transfer solutions. Migrating from paper checks to electronic payments not only reduces costs, but also maximizes available discounts and brings valuable cash incentives to the company. Learn how HCA moved from paper checks to electronic payments and turned its accounts payable department into a revenue center.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Learn the cost of a check and the savings left behind.
  • Identify different types of vendor payment options.
  • Develop a roadmap to streamline your AP process and generate savings.

Pam Carter, AVP Procurement, HealthTrust
Andy Motz, AVP Consulting, HealthTrust


3:45 - 4:15 pm
Leveraging Your Item Master to Gain Control of Spend, Ensure Data Completeness, and Achieve Data Quality
Presented by Vizient

Technology, Informatics
Location:
Pavilion 2

Measuring success in item master management doesn’t have to be a challenge. We’ll review quantifiable measures that focus on how your item master management processes can help gain control of spend, ensure data completeness, and achieve superior data quality.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Articulate how the item master can support a number of functions outside of supply chain.
  • Describe the methods for using the item master to better control supply spend.
  • Highlight how data quality and data completeness can drive quantifiable results for your organization.

DJ Semersky, Manager, Product Delivery, Supply Chain Analytics, Vizient, Inc.


4:30 - 5:00 pm
Succeeding in Medical Devices in the Era of Value Based Payments
Presented by HealthTrust

Strategic Sourcing
Location:
Pavilion 1

The medical device world continues to evolve, as CJR marks the first of its kind mandatory bundled payment program for total joint replacement. With value based payment programs only projected to grow, what should hospitals being doing now to prepare.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Understand and identify the drivers of success under value based payments.
  • Understand the role and value of supply chain in value based payments.
  • Be able to engage and collaborate with your physicians more effectively.

Douglas Jones, AVP, Business Development, Physician Services, HealthTrust


5:15 - 5:45 pm
Improving Medical Device Supply Chain in the Hospital
Presented by Boston Scientific

Logistics
Location:
Pavilion 1

Through Boston Scientific’s ADVANTICS™ Innovative Healthcare Solutions, Boston Scientific’s supply chain team has identified best practices in medical device inventory management. Common best practices, opportunities for improvement and highlights from a recent customer initiative will be presented.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Understand new approaches to evaluating the medical device supply chain within their own hospitals.
  • Learn of common challenges and best practices from other institutions.

Bryan Gilpin, Director, Global Healthcare Solutions Delivery, Boston Scientific


5:15 - 5:45 pm
Stay Connected: An Update on ISO Standards, CA AB444 and the ENFit Introduction – Part 2 of a 2-Part Series*
Presented by GEDSA

Clinical Resource Management/Value Analysis Track
Location:
Pavilion 2

This session will update supply chain professionals on the timing of the new small bore tubing connectors, the California legislation (AB444) that requires a change in connectors and execution plans for adoption into hospitals, long term care facilities and for discharge to home care. Supply chain professionals across the country must be aware and take the necessary steps to begin transitioning universal connectors to the new unique enteral, and then unique neuraxial small bore connectors.

After this session, you will be able to     

  • Identify small-bore connectors and tubing misconnections and their impact on patient safety.
  • Explain identified solutions and the timeline for implementation. 
  • Understand medication administration, and describe how new connectors will fit new syringes and tubes.
  • Outline the identified best practices that supply chain should consider to comply with safety legislation.

Thomas Hancock, Executive Director, GEDSA

* Watch Part 1: Tubing Misconnections: A Preventable Error and Avoidable Fatality


Tuesday, August 2

9:15 - 9:45 am
Effectively Managing the Complexity of the Non-Acute Supply Chain

Presented by
McKesson

Logistics
Location:
Pavilion 1

The session will explore ways to improve operational efficiency and staff productivity in the non-acute supply chain, drive out non-value costs by turning data into meaningful information, and improve business performance through standardization and formulary management.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify five ways to improve operational efficiency and staff productivity in the complex non-acute supply chain where clinical resource often manage the inventory.

Greg Colizzi, Vice President, Marketing: Health Systems, McKesson Medical-Surgical
Jody Russell-Dobson, Field Vice President, Health Systems, McKesson Medical-Surgical


10:00 - 10:30 am
Understanding Demand Amplification – See How Analytics and Data Can Help You Manage Demand Variations

Presented by Cardinal Health

Logistics
Location:
Pavilion 1

Hospital census, clinical practice, seasonality, and demographics cause changes in demand. Demand variations affect your supply chain, leading to costly, inadequate ordering. With the right data and analytics, you can learn to predict patterns and trends in your usage.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe demand amplification.
  • Articulate how data and analytics can help them manage demand variations.

Steve Thompson, Strategic Solutions, Cardinal Health


10:00 - 10:30 am
Improving Healthcare Facilities Compliance and Management with Real-Time Data

Presented by SCA

Technology, Informatics
Location:
Pavilion 2

Learn how Tork EasyCube’s real-time data improves environmental services efficiency by informing staffing, product needs, and more! In addition to aiding staff with daily tasks, smart technology insights can also improve hand hygiene compliance by ensuring adequate hand washing supplies.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the growing need for increasing operational efficiency given the demands of high-traffic healthcare facilities, increased patient expectations, and hand hygiene compliance needs.
  • Understand how Internet of Things tools, such as Tork EasyCube, provide real-time data to help healthcare facility decision makers plan staffing, product orders, and more.

Jimy Baynum, Market Development Director, SCA Tork AfH Professional Hygiene


10:45 - 11:15 am
Managed “No-Print” Services
Presented by Auxilio

Strategic Sourcing
Location: Pavilion 1

Managed Print Services (MPS) is an outdated concept in the era of the electronic health record. The focus should be Managed ‘No-Print’ Services. The true cost of the old print and scan process is staggering. Millions have been spent on the electronic health record, yet hospitals still print – why is that?

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the barriers and challenges that stand in the way of print reduction and why the digitization of information should be the focus of procurement.
  • Learn how focusing on solutions that eliminate pages, improve workflow, and maximize caregiver time will dramatically reduce cost and will make focusing on cost per page reduction strategy as dated as the pen and paper.

Simon Vermooten, Executive Vice President, Auxilio


10:45 - 11:15 am
Designing & Operationalizing a Meaningful Healthcare Analytics Strategy

Presented by Healthcare IQ

Strategic Planning
Location:
Pavilion 2

We will explore the analytics strategy continuum that proposes a framework for healthcare providers to move toward the more widespread application of advanced analytics, setting the stage for predictive analytics and the foundation for a big data strategy.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Answer why and how they should use Big Data Analytics for effective collaboration across their organization.
  • Learn how performance-based analytics drive the ability to aggressively pursue advanced expense reduction tactics, achieve successful revenue management, and improve analytical abilities to manage value-based reimbursement.
  • See how Healthcare IQ can provide the essential building blocks to move their organization up the analytics continuum to execute more sophisticated analytics strategies.

Lauren Belliveau, VP of Clinical Integration, Healthcare IQ


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Is There a Need For Speed? Enhancing Your Self-Contracting Efforts Through Automation & Data

Presented by Aptitude

Strategic Sourcing
Location:
Pavilion 1

While many members turn to their GPO for contracting services, some still elect to seek additional value by negotiating with suppliers on their own. Learn how technology complements these efforts to deliver additional value.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand how access to timely data can enhance their self-contracting efforts while hearing about successes other members are having following this approach.

Brian Godzik, Sr. Director, Account Management, Aptitude


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
OR Technology Transformation with Cost, Quality, and Outcomes Benefits

Presented by BD

Technology, Informatics
Location:
Pavilion 2

Learn how a fully integrated OR supply chain technology solution can provide surgeons with real-time procedure cost data. In the background, the system automates clinical charting and ordering while improving patient safety and data analytics. Financial outcomes were realized in hard and soft savings of $14 million over five years.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of technology – hard and soft savings.
  • Learn how real-time cost data engages surgeons to choose wisely and reduce total cost while maintaining outcomes.
  • Identify how patient safety and clinical workflow are enhanced with an integrated OR supply chain.

Scott McIntaggart, Senior Vice President and Executive Lead, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network
Wendy Watson, OR Supply Chain Manager, University Health Network