Idea Exchanges

Idea Exchanges are designed to go in-depth on challenges impacting the healthcare supply chain. These sessions are designed around peer learning and actively encourage participation from each attendee. Moderators are available to guide discussion but the real learning comes from the ideas generated from attendees. 
 
The Fall IDN Summit Idea Exchanges are listed below:
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Grand Canyon 6
Trends in Value Analysis
 

Host: Mary (Beth) Potter, RN, BS, CVAHP, Independent Value Analysis Consultant, AHVAP

Value Analysis programs have developed into a foundational part of IDNs performance improvement activities and have taken center-stage to address the cost savings versus patient care dilemma. The Idea Exchange will discuss your challenges in operating value analysis programs, recent successes that could be multiplied across other IDNs, requirements to build a successful program, best value analysis practices for suppliers, and other topics during what promises to be a lively discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1) Analyze successful value analyze programs.
2) Demonstrate best practices for successful value analysis programs.
3) Outline steps for supplier success.

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Grand Canyon 7
Collaboration Strategies: Providers and Suppliers
 

Host: Maria Hames, Partner, HealthCare Links

The most requested topic for the Fall 2019 IDN Summit is to discuss collaboration strategies impacting suppliers and providers. During this Idea Exchange, we’ll discuss what collaboration really means, share recent examples of successful collaboration, impact of risk sharing agreements, how to navigate the continuing transition from a fee-based healthcare system to one that is more value based, and discuss learnings from your participation during the Collaboration Track on Monday.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define what collaboration means between providers and suppliers.
2) Question the value of current collaboration practices.
3) Organize ways your organization can better collaborate.

8:30 am - 9:45 am
Grand Canyon 8
Expanded Role and Responsibilities of Supply Chain
 

Host: Nick Gaich, CEO, Nick Gaich and Associates

As IDNs continue to grow vertically and horizontally more pressures are being born by their supply chain. From constant margin pressure; to distribution challenges; to changing supplier models and platforms; to cyber threats; to increased demands to utilize data; to competitive demands that were unheard of five years ago; supply chains role within the IDN has grown exponentially. Continuing the discussion from Monday’s presentation in the Financial Operations Track we discuss these issues and many more. This interactive sharing session will allow you to learn from your peers and how to best manage the growing complexity of the healthcare supply chain.

Learning Objectives:
1) Prepare for increased responsibilities facing supply chain.
2) Outline practices others have used successfully to manage their increased workload.
3) Formulate ways suppliers can best assist providers as their areas of responsibilities face continued expansion.

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Grand Canyon 6
Disruptions in the Supply Chain
 

Host: Joseph Quinones, Supply Chain Executive

Strengthening your supply chain to be prepared when links in the chain experience disruptions due to labor unrest, severe weather events, strikes, cyber issues, and other disruptive events is paramount in running a leading healthcare supply chain. While some supply chain disruptions may be difficult to predict, it’s crucial to be prepared for possible delays in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

This Idea Exchange will provide an opportunity for all parties to share their thoughts on ways to protect your healthcare supply chain to ensure optimal patient care while managing your assets in a cost-efficient manner. We’ll also discuss the times when it is impossible to worry about costs and just need to get the needed supplies, pharmaceuticals, devices to clinicians.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define the disruptions most likely to impact your supply chain.
2) Outline contingency plans to ensure optimal supply chain performance.
3) Identify the disruptions that may prove catastrophic and what should be done when those catastrophes impact your supply chain.

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Grand Canyon 7
Collaboration Strategies: Supply Chain and Clinicians
 

Host: Bruce Carlson, Health Care Resource, Supply Chain and Interim Staffing, R.B. Carlson and Associates, LLC

Continuing with the Collaboration theme that is driving this Fall’s Summit we want to provide you an opportunity to share your supply chain / clinician collaboration success strategies. Possibly nothing impacts a supply chain professional’s day more than working with clinicians. It’s a unique relationship that isn’t mimicked in any other industry, but it drives the success of your IDNs supply chain. We’ll provide you a forum to discuss strategies, pitfalls, personalities, the role of suppliers in this relationship and other events that drive the dialogue between supply chain and clinician.

Learning Objectives:
1) Analyze ways to improve the relationship between providers and clinicians.
2) Identify opportunities where suppliers can positively impact the supply chain and clinician relationship.
3) Construct successful programs that you can utilize to improve your supply chain by enhancing your relationship with clinicians.

10:00 am - 11:15 am
Grand Canyon 8
Using Data for Increased Productivity
 

Host: Nick Gaich, CEO, Nick Gaich and Associates

Data, data, data. It’s everywhere, but what is useful data and how do you use that date to drive personal and organizational productivity. This Idea Exchange will discuss the disparate areas you can find useful data and how to organize and use that data to improve your organizations productivity. You’ll hear what tools and platforms your peers are using and how they are using those tools. Share best practices and pitfalls in finding and organizing your organizations data. Obviously, this topic could be an entire track so get ready to take lots of notes during your last session of the Fall 2019 IDN Summit.

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify types of data and data sources that are of benefit to your organization.
2) Differentiate the various tools and platforms your peers are using to assist them in driving increased efficiencies within their organization.
3) Define ways you can improve your organization with data.