Senior Executives Forum

Held on the last morning of the IDN Summit, this invitation-only event provides Senior Level Supply Chain Executives a forum to discuss pertinent issues and share collaborative ideas and best practices.   
If you are interested in participating in the Spring 2019 Senior Executives Forum, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.
2018 Senior Executives Forum Agenda

7:00 am - 7:30 am Breakfast 


7:30 am- 8:15 am Welcome – Introductions – Opening Remarks

Moderators:  Brent Johnson, Retired - Past Vice President, Supply Chain, Intermountain Healthcare and Mike Langlois, Healthcare Supply Chain Resource, Langlois & Associates, LLC.


8:15 am- 9:00 am Driving a Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

Topic Leader: LeAnn Born, Vice President, Supply Chain, Fairview Health Services

Clinical Integration is a vital component of the change transition conversation.  Meeting the criteria for care outcomes and reimbursement goals must include transformational initiatives that align all providers of care to enhance clinical quality outcomes, improve patient safety, establish organization-wide best practices, improve cost effectiveness, and prepare the organization for value-based contracting and reimbursement.  Sharing will include methods healthcare leaders can employ to establish an infrastructure to achieve advanced strategic directives and how to align long-term goals with the development of clinically integrated systems of care.


  • Discuss effective approaches for clinically integrated operations that foster growth, align providers, and strengthen market presence.
  • Develop strategies to implement diverse and innovative business models that support transformational care.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the clinical integration trends developing in healthcare and the key internal and external constituencies with which senior leadership must collaborate.


9:15 am- 10:00 am Physician Engagement Strategies

Topic Leader: Mike Louviere, System Vice President Supply Chain, Ochsner Health

Another aspect of the clinically integrated supply chain that is central to success is the ongoing challenge of physician involvement.  Supply chain leaders are tasked with providing leadership for the enhancement of a culture of physician engagement, accountability and shared responsibility providing for maximum patient safety and quality of care delivered.   Discussion will go in depth on this initiative in supply chain, and will include strategic opportunities you can use to create a high degree of interdependence and cooperation among providers to control cost and ensure quality at your organization.


  • Analyze opportunities for leveraging physician alignment and engagement.
  • Compare methods of effective physician collaboration employed successfully by leading not-for-profit and for-profit health systems.
  • Identify approaches across the organization that will build robust relationships and optimize physician involvement to accelerate margin improvement, patient experience, and other critical strategies.


10:15 am- 11:00 am Optimizing Supply Utilization

Topic Leader: Bill Mosser, Vice President Supply Chain, FMOL Health System

Controlling the consumption, application and use of products, services, and technologies to insure efficient employment in your organization is a key strategy to supply chain savings.  With falling claims reimbursement rates and performance-driven payments, utilization transparency can significantly increase the likelihood that a supply chain will create value.  Achieving this transparency requires a high level of data accuracy in billing, inventory management, and value analysis.  Are your supply utilization savings higher than your price, inventory, and standardization savings?  This session will focus on clinical utilization initiatives that have been successful and why such initiatives are a critically important component of cost-control strategy.


  • Discuss utilization initiatives that can positively impact revenues while improving patient care practices and related services.
  • Identify opportunities for coordination and interface with customers and end users to garner project support and share related data analytics.
  • Outline best practices for gathering and analyzing spend and utilization supply/service data from all available resources.
11:00 am - 11:30 am Recap
Contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725 with any questions.