2015 Fall IDN Keynote Speakers 

Chuck Lauer
Healthcare Advisor & Policy Expert 
The transformation of the healthcare delivery system in the US is being driven by the shift in payments of services. This business-model shift is rapidly changing healthcare delivery in ways that few industry sectors have ever experienced. While this change is monumental for many participants, it will create opportunities for organizations who transform their business models. These panelists are at the forefront of driving and analyzing change, encouraging organizations to disrupt past business-models to embrace new opportunities, and fostering innovative approaches of delivering healthcare.
Aneesh Chopra 
Former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer 
Aneesh Chopra is the former (and first) U.S. Chief Technology Officer with a major emphasis on transforming healthcare with technology. In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare's list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” Prior to serving in government, Chopra was the managing director for The Advisory Board, a think tank for hospitals and health systems. During his tenure there, Chopra led the firm’s Financial Leadership Council.
With U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell’s recent “Better, Smarter, Healthier” call to action setting a goal to move 50 percent of Medicare payments from fee-for-service toward value-based alternatives by 2018, we are all faced with challenging the status quo. Understanding enhanced uses of technology to improve all aspects of care delivery will be paramount to meet these lofty goals. During this keynote presentation, Aneesh Chopra will assist us in navigating the new environment we all are facing.
Michael Beschloss
Best-Selling Author of nine books and Presidential Historian Contributing 
Columnist, New York Times Presidential Historian, NBC News
As the US moves toward the 2016 presidential election we find ourselves in the midst of significant societal changes and extreme political divide. According to Gallup, the percentage of US citizens who feel dissatisfied with the direction of the country has increased nearly 150% since 2000. Will this dissatisfaction continue? What can we do about it? Can an election of a US President make a difference? How does it impact me and my organization? 
Perhaps no one can provide context to historical trends and tie them to current situations like Michael Beschloss. As an award-winning historian, Beschloss provides gripping tales and brilliant inside analysis, revealing the leadership secrets of great Presidents and other towering figures in history. Trained at the Harvard Business School in leadership studies, Beschloss unravels the mysteries of powerful and effective leadership in areas from business to politics to sports.

2015 Fall IDN Agenda

Sunday, September 20 

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Monday, September 21 

7:00 am – 7:00 pm


7:30 am - 11:00 am Team Building 

8:00 am - 10:45 am

Focus Groups

Clinical Integration Track 
1:00 am - 2:15 pm  

Improving Data Utilization 

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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm  

Sovling the Conundrum: Physician Preference Items (PPI) 

- Download Presentation(s): Joseph A. Jackson and John Mateka
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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm  

Physician Perspectives: Achieving Supply Chain Success  

- Download Presentation(s): Robert Lerman and Dave Habib

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Disruptive Innovations Track 

1:00 am - 2:15 pm  

Disruptive Innovation

- Download Presentation(s): Scott Alexander and Nick Gaich
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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm  

Product Innovation: Cybersecurity  

- Download Presentation(s): Adam Brand 
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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm  

Market Disruptions: Risk-Sharing and Consolidation 

- Download Presentation(s): Gregory Shufelt and Kelly Nelson

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Purchased Services Track 

1:00 am - 2:15 pm  

Designing an Effective Support Services Strategy 

- Download Presentation(s): Calvin T. Wright and Curtis Broughton
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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm  

Managing IT Spend

- Download Presentation(s): Partick Anderson and Deborah Dahl
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4:00 pm - 5:15 pm  

Reducing Labor Spend

- Download Presentation(s): Kevin Hines and Joseph Pinto
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Supplier Strategies Track 

9:00 am - 9:45 am   

Supplier Briefing Session

10:00 am - 11:00 am  

Where Did the Margins Go?

- Download Presentation(s): Chris Paddison and Dr. Bill Tribe
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11:15 am - 12:30 pm  

Panel: Consolidations and Mergers: Changing the Paradigm

for Suppliers 

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1:00 pm - 2:15 pm  

Innovative Supplier Relationships

- Download Presentation(s): Teresa Dail and Tim Nedley 
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2:30 pm - 3:45 pm  

Panel: Disruptions from the Marketplace 

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2:30 pm - 5:00 pm  

Disruptions from Washington

- Download Presentation(s): Blair Childs 
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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

GPO Receptions

Tuesday, September 22 

7:00 am – 5:30 pm



7:00 am - 8:00 am


Product Showcase Breakfast 

8:15 am – 12:00 pm


General Session 

8:00 am - 9:30 am   Aneesh Chopra
9:30 am - 10:45 pm   Chuck Lauer
11:00 am- 12:00 pm   Michael Beschloss 

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Product Showcase Lunch 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  Reverse Expo **Provider and Sponsor 

Attendee-Only Access** 

2:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Reverse Expo **All Attendee Access** 

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm   Understanding the Experience of Wine Tasting

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Summit Reception 

Wednesday, September 23

7:00 am – 10:00 am



7:30 am – 8:30 am


Product Showcase Breakfast 

8:30 am - 9:45 am   General Session Workshop: Collaborative Clinical Supply Sourcing: How to engage Physicians in Total Cost Improvement