Supplier Strategies Track
The sweeping changes in healthcare have changed the way providers do business in almost every area, including how they source and purchase supplies and services in this new landscape.  The demand for quality-driven healthcare outcomes requires providers to more effectively demonstrate value in every clinical decision.   As a result, suppliers must demonstrate their willingness to be partners in this effort.  Sessions in this track will help you gain a better understanding of what IDNs are looking for in their suppliers.  You will hear from leading healthcare and contracting executives as they share the latest trends and strategies for creating relationships and sourcing products and services.  Other issues addressed will include the importance of collaborative partnerships and insights on the provider decision-making process.
Mark Dixon
The Mark Dixon Group, LLC

David Hargraves
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain
Premier, Inc.

Jay M. Kirkpatrick
CEO, Western Region

Todd Larkin
Vice President, Contracting

Michael Rivard
Interim President and COO

John Thompson
Senior Vice President, Sourcing Operations
Vizient, Inc.

Dave Harlow BS, Pharm D.
AVP, Professional Services, Clinical Pharmacy, Clinical Laboratory and Disease Management
Martin Health System

Christine Torres
System Vice President, Supply Chain Management and Biomedical Engineering
Main Line Health System

David Walsh
Director of Supply Chain Administration
Boston Children's Hospital

Trisha Gillum MBA, FACHE
Network Director of Supply Chain & Purchasing
Kettering Health Network

Robin Lincoln
Senior Vice President, Contracting Operations
Capstone Health Alliance

Brent Petty CMRP
Executive Industry Consultant - Healthcare

David Hargraves
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain
Premier, Inc.

Timothy Marlette
Chief Purchasing Officer
Community Health Systems

William Paul Stitt CMRP FAHRMM CHFP
Chief Supply Chain Officer
University of Mississippi Medical Center