Executive Management Track

With the healthcare industry undergoing radical change, strong leadership is vital to effectively addressing issues that impact your organization. This track will offer innovative solutions to drive performance and product better outcomes. Geared for both providers and suppliers, the Leadership Track will include insights and opportunities for improved collaboration, best practices for leaders as they help their team navigate the changes in the healthcare environment, and actionable approaches to solving the strategic and operational challenges facing executives daily.

Monday, April 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
International Ballroom III

The amount of data that is gathered, stored, and disseminated across the healthcare spectrum has increased exponentially over the past several years.  According to a recent Black Book survey, 93% of hospital and physician executives report that they are actively seeking ways to link care with analytics and outcomes to support the consumerism of healthcare and shift to value-based payments through vendor solutions.  GPOs are at the center of this vast collection of data because of their unique role as a conduit between their members and suppliers. 

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Identify the evolving role of technology in data collection.
  2. Discuss the characteristics of effective performance metrics.
  3. Analyze opportunities to use data in new ways to improve efficiencies.
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Michael Langlois
Healthcare Supply Chain Resource
Langlois & Associates, LLC

Troy Kirchenbauer
Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Analytics & Data Integrity

Myla E. Maloney MBA
VP Strategic Accounts
Premier, Inc

Shon Wettstein CPSM, MBA
Senior Vice President, Business Development

John J. Young M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Monday, April 8, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
International Ballroom III

The healthcare model is changing, and the supply chain paradigms of the future will be transformed as a result.  There is enormous stress being put on staff to produce effective, efficient, and quality outcomes, leaving little time to innovate and strategize.  Supply chain leaders must align with business leaders on challenges that are important to them and find ways to confront the cost/process/utilization problem by clearly articulating and developing a plan to execute on the opportunities identified by the C-Suite.  This panel of industry veterans will share ways that supply chain can embrace change as an opportunity, re-energize their staff, and more clearly articulate their value and relevance to the C-Suite to drive a broader level of engagement across the enterprise.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the trends that are transforming healthcare supply chain.
  2. Outline methods to best align supply chain processes.
  3. Identify ways that change can optimize value and improve outcomes.
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Edmond Hardin
Vice President Supply Chain
Froedtert Health

Hector Boirie
Chief Resource Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

Joe Colonna
Vice President of Supply Chain
Piedmont Healthcare

Bob Taylor MBA, CMRP
SVP Supply Chain
RWJ Barnabas Health

Monday, April 8, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
International Ballroom III

Healthcare supply chain is inherently different from other supply chain models.  Leaders must be able to navigate a complex culture with many levels of stakeholders in an industry that provides care for human beings, not machines.  The challenges are numerous but the opportunity for personal satisfaction is great.  The presenter will share insights on what today’s supply chain leader needs to know to lead and motivate their team in today’s changing healthcare environment, to develop new supply chain talent, and to make your organization into a learning organization.

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Outline the unique elements of the role of a supply chain leader.
  2.  Discover strategies for recruiting and retaining effective supply chain leaders.
  3.  Recognize the importance of having each member of the team appraise their current skills and acquire new expertise.
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Ed Hisscock
SVP, Supply Chain Management
Trinity Health

Joe Walsh
Coach | Educator | Advisor
Supply Chain Sherpas, LLC