Managing Supply Chain in Healthcare Reform


This presentation discusses the healthcare supply chain, its strengths and weaknesses. It reviews best practices around the industry, including what Intermountain Healthcare has done with building its own logistics/distribution functionality. It will also present the implications of the future of the industry with the changing horizon that comes with the Affordable Care Act, including preparing to serve the non-acute operations. While there is no solution that applies to every situation, a final discussion reviews the options that small and large hospital organizations have to add value via decreased costs and improved quality and outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize why the healthcare supply chain is more costly than that of other industries.
  • Identify best practice strategies in managing logistics within the supply chain.
  • Recognize the challenges and opportunities that come with healthcare reform.
  • Determine how to apply what makes sense for your organization.

Presenter: Brent Johnson, Vice President Supply Chain & Support Services, Intermountain Healthcare

Member Price: $99 | Non-Member Price: $139
CPE Credit: 1