Focus Groups

Participants gathered with their peers in this small-group research setting and shared observations and insights on some of the issues having the greatest impact in the healthcare supply chain. Many sessions were repeated this year to provide more opportunities to share more opinions with the Focus Group hosts.  Each of the Focus Groups was limited in size, with breakfast was served in both sessions.
8:00 am - 9:15 am | 9:30 am - 10:45 am
For more information about participating in the 2020 Fall IDN Summit Focus Groups, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.

Sunday, September 8 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Untapped Revenue and Uncontrolled Quality: Taking Control of Post-Acute
Sunday, September 8 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm          
Did you know that your post-acute ordering process is fax-based? Join us
to “look under the hood” of post-acute ordering as we discuss the impact
on financials and patient-care by optimizing discharge planning and postacute
care. We will explore questions such as what challenges do you
face and what antiquated technologies still exist within your processes.
You’ll leave knowing how to get rid of the fax machine and identify what
patient care and revenue opportunities exist at your health system.

Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am and 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Grand Canyon 3
Improving Surgical Outcomes with Principles of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) 
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am &  9:30 am – 10:45 am                    

Abbott Nutrition invites you to join an interactive discussion on ERAS, multimodal perioperative care pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgical procedures by maintaining preoperative organ function and reducing the profound stress response following surgery.  A key element of ERAS protocols includes optimization of nutrition.  Join us for a discussion on how nutrition intervention can be championed and implemented into your facility’s practice. 
Blind Focus Group
Grand Canyon 1
Deeper Dive Into Your World
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am &  9:30 am – 10:45 am     

An organization solicits your input in a blind focus group to discover your challenges to uncover the pivotal pieces of information that contribute to your success. This focus group will generate real conversations about how you and your peers are delivering value-based healthcare now and in the future. 
Grand Canyon 5
The Compelling Benefits of Integrating Spend Management Workflow Solutions into Sourcing of Non-Labor Purchases
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Learn how a portfolio of spend management solutions, driven by advanced comparative analytics, provides unprecedented visibility into all non-labor purchases, while freeing up valuable resource time through workflow efficiencies. These solutions are supported by a team of supply chain practitioners, are synergistic with GPO solutions, assist in identifying and achieving significant cost savings, can enhance GPO contract tier pricing, and are guaranteed to deliver an ROI within the first 90 days. 


Technology-Enabled Work Plans: Applying Analytics and Algorithms to Gain Operational Efficiencies in Strategic Sourcing

Monday, September 9 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am 

How can data algorithms and other technologies help you actively manage and control your strategic sourcing work plan? This focus group will evaluate the current state and challenges of a healthcare organization's workflow and examine ways data analysis can improve productivity. Join BroadJump’s team as we explore prioritization, resource optimization and tracking the success of initiatives. 

Grand Canyon 4

Supply Chain Data as the Foundation of Encounter-based Analytics
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am & 9:30 am – 10:45 am

Healthcare IQ’s focus group seeks insights into the importance of leveraging data analytics to drive cost savings opportunities in the non-labor spend throughout the product management process.  We want to gather your perspective on the value of an enhanced data analytical offering that will provide visibility through the foundation of spend management, product utilization, and profitability on reimbursement from actual cost per case.  Provide feedback on the importance of coupling the patient quality measures that are pertinent to ensure the impact on outcome-based measures versus the savings opportunities.

Grand Canyon 2

The Rise of Non-Acute and the Future of Care Coordination 
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am & 9:30 am – 10:45 am                         

Join us to actively participate in discussion around outpatient procedural growth, including standardization strategies and peer-to-peer best practice sharing. During this focus group, we want your input on the non-acute care continuum and how it presents new revenue generation opportunities as procedures continue to migrate outside of the acute care center making visibility, cost avoidance and patient satisfaction critically important. Learn how others in the industry are following the patient including referral management and retention approaches. 

Grand Canyon 10

Provider and Supplier Communication Channels in the Age of Information Overload 
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am & 9:30 am – 10:45 am        

Healthcare providers are being asked to deliver the best possible clinical outcomes and patient experience at the lowest possible price – Value Based Care.  To ensure your facilities are providing the best possible care, you must remain up-to-date on industry trends and best practices while also maintaining awareness of the latest solutions from medical device suppliers. Yet in the age of information overload, it can be challenging to sift through the clutter and focus on the information most important and relevant to your mission, especially with the recent increase of various digital platforms. Olympus recognizes this challenge and prioritizes efforts to ensure relevant messages are delivered in a timely fashion through provider-preferred channels of communication. Olympus invites you to join this session and is excited to hear your perspective and insights on how you digest industry information and how to establish and maximize mutually beneficial communication channels between suppliers and providers to achieve the mutual mission of delivering the best possible value-based care.  

Grand Canyon 9

Future Product Development with Single-Dose Efficiency and Safety
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am                      

As heads of Pharmacy in the hospital setting, one of the biggest challenges you face is speed and accuracy of helping patients.  Pentec Health’s 503B understands that challenge, and has provided some solutions to help alleviate that pain via our Snap-N-Go and Dilute-N-Go products.  In this focus group, you will have a chance to speak directly with us directly to review our current product offerings and help build the future single-dose products that would be beneficial to you and other hospitals across the nation.

Pentec Health Outsourcing Facility Value Proposition
Monday, September 9 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am                     

One of the most valuable components of a company is the branding elements they portray to their clients.  Their core values along with the why and how they do things are essential as they strive for excellence in customer satisfaction.  In this focus group, we invite you to review and provide candid feedback on Pentec Health’s Value Proposition in order to better understand how we deliver rapid, accurate medication, when it’s needed, where it’s needed and the way it’s needed.

Grand Canyon 11

Vendor and Product Management and for High Performing Healthcare Facilities
Monday, September 9 | 8:00 am – 9:15 am & 9:30 am – 10:45 am

High performing Healthcare facilities that are looking to simplify the way in which they interact with vendors to maintain high quality standard of care are able to introduce technology-enabled solutions to support their processes.

symplr’s experience in credential management uniquely places them at the intersection of the relationship between Healthcare Supply Chain leaders and Vendors. symplr is able to help strengthen those relationship by making quantitative and qualitative data more transparent. This session is aimed at discovering the data points and information that is most valuable to support that business relationship.