Lunch N Learns

2019 Spring IDN Summit Lunch N Learns are listed below.
Lunch N Learns are in-depth educational forums offering opportunity for discussion of current issues impacting the healthcare supply chain. These invitation-only sessions allow host companies the chance for honest and open dialogue with healthcare executives about strategies, problem solving and informed decision making in the changing atmosphere of the healthcare supply chain.
For more information about hosting a Lunch N Learn Sesssion at the 2019 Fall IDN Summit, contact Robert Chafin or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701.
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Cook Medical Focus Group
Please join Cook Medical for an interactive focus group discussion where we plan to discuss messaging around solutions and offerings to the supply chain industry. We want to hear your perspectives on topics you want to know about from suppliers and what viewpoints you have on available offerings. We hope that you will be able to join us. Lunch will be provided.
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OptiFreight® Logistics and Cleveland Clinic:  Maximizing Economies of Scale

Hear from a top IDN about the evolution of freight management, and how to gain more visibility into your full transportation spend for your organization.  Go beyond basic small parcel shipping and discover new solutions to uncover more savings.  Melissa Laber and Phil Oprean from OptiFreight® Logistics and Steve Pohlman from the Cleveland Clinic will be on hand to discuss how his organization optimizes freight management, and to offer advice to other IDNs looking to maximize economies of scale.  

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In Pursuit of the Quadruple Aim: Changing the Clinician-Supply Chain Conversation 

As healthcare pursues the Quadruple Aim (improved population health, lower costs and better patient and clinician experience), clinician and supply chain professionals are discovering new ways to work together to achieve common goals.  Join physician executive and surgeon Li Ern Chen, MD, and GHX’s Vice President of Healthcare Value Karen Conway as they explore new ways of approaching product standardization and utilization, clinically relevant contracts, and infection prevention, among other relevant topics.  It all begins with better communication and informed and considerate conversations.  We’ll help make sure you have a seat at the table.

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Spotlight: Fueling Supply Chain Transformation Through Improved Data & Technical Capabilities


Advancing the operational effectiveness and efficiencies of the supply chain while integrating with clinical and financial teams has become paramount for healthcare organizations as they transition to value-based care and alternate payment models.

We’ll explore the fundamental challenges supply chain teams face, along with how improved data and technical capabilities can help them on the journey to leading practice performance.


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Total Value Management: How Health Systems Can Integrate Clinical and Purchasing to Enable a Value-focused Culture of Collaboration

Traditionally, value has been defined and determined within disparate silos, whether supply chain, pharmacy, therapeutics, or clinical consensus groups. But in order for health systems to address total cost and outcome of care, these efforts must converge. Pivoting from value analysis to the more relevant framework of Total Value Management, this session will help attendees understand how to improve operational processes, reaping rewards for every stakeholder involved in the strategic sourcing lifecycle.


10 Questions That Reveal the Health of Your Supply Chain Operations

Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper questions to ask.” As supply chain leaders, there is no shortage of problems to solve to improve supply chain operations, but improvement begins by asking the right questions. During this session we will focus on the critical questions that every supply chain leader must ask and answer to drive meaningful operational improvement.

For more information about hosting a Lunch N Learn Sesssion at the 2019 Fall IDN Summit, contact Robert Chafin or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701.