Strategic Management Track
Strategic management is more than just an annual SWOT Analysis.  It’s an ongoing and critical process that identifies goals and prepares you, your team and your organization for every contingency.   With the healthcare industry undergoing radical changes, strategic management is more important than ever.  In this track, emphasis was given to innovative methods of addressing issues that impact healthcare executives, including provider and supplier collaboration, training new leaders, key performance indicators, and future trends that are emerging.  
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm         Panel:  Transforming for Supply Chain 2.0 and Beyond
                                             International Ballroom III
                                             Moderator: Ed Hisscock, Vice President of Clinical Sourcing and Informatics Transformation Officer for Non-Labor Spend, Trinity Health.
                                             Panelists: Joe Colonna, Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Real Estate and Construction, Piedmont Healthcare;
                                                                 Regine Villain, VP Supply Chain Operations, NYU Langone Health System; and Tony Ybarra, CMRP, SVP Supply Trust,
                                                                 Community Hospital Corporation
The face of healthcare is always changing, but with a new administration taking office in January and the Affordable Care Act under new scrutiny, the future is uncertain.  No matter what happens with the ACA, one thing remains the same -- healthcare providers are committed to providing the best possible care for their patients at the lowest feasible cost.  
This panel of supply chain leaders will share what they are doing to prepare for the future.  Hear these executives discuss the people, processes and technology changes they are seeing and their plan to embrace the strategic supply chain in the future.  The trends and resources that procurement organizations can use to deliver the supply chain of the future will be explored.  Make sure you and your organization are ready for the new economy.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify opportunities for improved supply chain efficiencies.
  2. Outline the methods to best align and transform supply chain processes.
  3. Analyze and discuss the impact of healthcare reform now and in the future.
(Panelist Conflict of Interest Disclosures:  Joe Colonna, none; Regine Villain, none; Tony Ybarra, none.)
Listen to the audio recording of this session here.
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm        Best Practices in Provider-Supplier Collaboration 
                                             International Ballroom III
                                             Moderator: Dennis Daar, Managing Partner, Medical Strategies International, LLC.
                                             Presenter: Randy Hayas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Orlando Health and Sean Poellnitz, Director, Contracting & Resource Utilization, 
                                                                   CHRISTUS Health.
As hospitals face mounting pressure to reduce costs without reducing the quality of patient care, more health systems are building successful and transformative collaborations involving their supply chain partners.  These relationships can yield benefits for both organizations.  In today’s healthcare arena, providers and suppliers are learning to find new and inventive ways to work together to reduce costs by eliminating them from the entire system, rather than simply shifting them.  The result is a mutually improved bottom line.
This session will feature executives from two health systems sharing the methods they have used to implement provider-supplier collaboration.  Hear how they have used such collaboration to cultivate opportunities for aligned incentives through open conversations, transparency and accountability.   Knowing that both providers and suppliers depend on each other for survival, it makes sense that each must strive to work together to best benefit themselves and the healthcare industry.   Executives from these two systems will share concrete examples of their current successes and their plans for increased collaboration in the future.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline the varied dynamics and cost cutting potential that can be realized through supplier-provider collaboration.
  2. Analyze the results of health systems who have implemented provider-supplier collaborative relationships.
  3. Identify proven methods of leveraging the power of provider-supplier collaborations to improve outcomes.
View the PowerPoint presentation here.
Listen to an audio recording of the session here.
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm        The Dynamics of Change Leadership
                                             International Ballroom III
                                            Moderator: Bruce Carlson, Corporate Director, Material Management, Valley Health.
                                            Presenter​sJoe Colonna, Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Real Estate and Construction, Piedmont Healthcare and Nick Gaich,
                                                                   CEO, Nick Gaich and Associates
This session will take a non-traditional approach to explain the need for and how to make changes in a traditional profession.  Mastering the principles and tools of change management are key to driving a strong, sustainable strategic direction for your organization.  Having an integrated change management strategy allows you to fully leverage the tools of operational performance and organizational development.  Total engagement is vital to the success of any such strategy.
This session will give you the tools you need to embrace change, fear and failure as catalysts for success.  Learn how to recognize and leverage change as a strategic advantage.  The presenters will share the three types of change, along with specific leadership strategies and approaches to achieve and sustain optimal results.  Assess your change leadership capabilities in this informative and interactive session.
Learning Objectives:
  1.  Recognize the importance of developing an “Exponential Mindset”.
  2.  Discuss the strategic advantages of embracing change in today’s healthcare environment.
  3.  Assess the steps necessary to move from intent to action in a leadership role.
View the PowerPoint presentation here.
Listen to the audio recording of this session here.