Join executives from Cleveland Clinic, Fairview Health, Hospital Sisters Health System, Intermountain Healthcare, Trinity Health, and UPMC as they showcase their organization's supply chain accomplishments. New to the IDN Summit on Wednesday, April 12th the Supply Chain Summits feature forward-thinking supply chain leaders as they provide strategies and solicit ideas on their organization's recent supply chain initiatives.  
Complete session information is below.  To read the press release announcing the Supply Chain Summits, please click here.
For more information about Supply Chain Summits, contact Lisa Ponssa at 859-309-6725 or via email at
8:30 am -- 9:30 am        Intermountain Healthcare 
                                             International Ballroom II
                                              Speaker:  Richard Bagley MBA, PMP, CPSM, SCO Commercialization Director, Intermountain Healthcare
Innovation is key to improving healthcare.  Intermountain Healthcare has a history of providing innovative solutions that help meet the demand for high quality care at a sustainable cost.  This session will highlight the path that Intermountain has taken on their journey of transformation.  Hear examples of how to find solutions that help patients, best practices for working with clinicians, and lessons learned along the way.   Intermountain’s distribution and utilization methods, in addition to their standardization processes, will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Compare trends and techniques that are providing innovation at Intermountain Healthcare.
  2. Outline processes that improve quality and reduce healthcare costs through education, innovation, and process management.
  3. Strategize the ways that innovative processes can benefit your business.
8:30 am -- 9:30 am        Cleveland Clinic --Inventory Management Transformation: Bringing Visibility to Your Clinical Inventory 
                                              International Ballroom III
                                              Speakers:  Steve Pohlman, Senior Director, Materials Management, Cleveland Clinic and Regina Schneider, Director of Nursing,
                                                                   Surgical and Emergency Services Cleveland Clinic Avon
This session will take a deep dive into the Cleveland Clinic’s Inventory Management Transformation journey. The attendees will hear the story of how the Inventory Management Center of Excellence implemented the new inventory system in the new Cleveland Clinic Avon hospital.  Attendees will learn how the Cleveland Clinic effectively manages expired items at the new Avon facility, how the Cleveland Clinic has real time visibility to all clinical inventory at the new Avon facility and how the Inventory Management COE and Material Management Operations worked with Nursing to improve workflows so Nursing and other clinical caregivers can work to the top of their licensure.  
Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify the challenges inherent in hospital inventory management.
  2. Discuss methods for tracking inventory, managing expired items, and improving workflow.
  3. Describe three strategies for improving inventory management in your organization.
9:30 am -- 9:45 am         Break
9:45 am -- 10:45 am      Trinity Health
                                              International Ballroom II
                                              Speaker: Darren Vianueva, Vice President, Trinity Health; Jennifer K. Kleabir, Director - Strategic Sourcing - Logistic Service Agreements,
                                                                Trinity Health; and Scott D. Gasiorek, Director, SCM Informatics, Trinity Health
Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system whose mission is to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities they serve. This session will highlight Trinity’s recent implementation of new Master Data Management measures.  These new processes allow Trinity Health to more accurately measure data, resulting in fewer errors and improved customer satisfaction and patient care.  Discussion will also include Trinity’s network of distribution centers that provide its hospitals throughout the U.S. with medical supplies.  This network has cut costs and allowed Trinity to gain more control over their supply chain.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline the dynamics of Master Data Management processes and procedures.
  2. Describe three challenges health systems face when measuring and managing data.
  3. Discuss how to achieve distribution and supplier collaboration.
9:45 am- 10:45 am         Fairview Health Services
                                              International Ballroom III
                                              Speaker: Kelly Nelson, System Director Supply Chain, Fairview Health Services
Fairview Supply Chain is driven to innovate in all the work we do.  This session will explore some case studies on how Fairview has innovated in areas of risk-based contracting to change how vendor relationships can look.  Supporting alterative care locations of care including clinic’s, homecare, hospice and long term care in with supply chain operations in a way that pushes the acute care value and reduces the total cost of care.   Delivering value by looking past the cost of the widget into how we utilize products to explore quality and application of products that provide the best outcome for our patients. 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Define risk-based contracting and its role in supply chain.
  2. Identify best practices for cost-reduction, utilization review and reduction in variation in supply chain operations.
  3. Examine tools to identify savings opportunities in your organization.
10:45 am -- 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm   UPMC: Elevating the Healthcare Supply Chain
                                            International Ballroom II
                                            Speakers:  Mary Beth Lang, EVP of Cognitive Analytics, Pensiamo; Jeromie Atkinson, Senior Director of Pharmacy, Pensiamo, and Joe Walsh, 
                                                                 EVP of Operations, Pensiamo
This session will provide an unprecedented overview of UPMC’s supply chain capabilities.  Learn about the seven dimensions of category management and how this progressive approach to spend management can help you address all forms of value throughout the your entire supply chain.  Also hear about the transformative potential of machine learning and about how cognitive analytics is being applied to category management and to supply chain. 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the fundamental elements necessary to build a strong foundation for spend management programs.
  2. Identify the seven dimensions of category management.
  3. Develop strategies to improve spend management practices in your organization.
11:00 am -- 12:00 pm   Hospital Sisters Health System
                                              International Ballroom III
HSHS is undergoing a Supply Chain evolution.  We will discuss our ERP, EMR and Clinical Engineering system wide conversions.  In addition HSHS is morphing and standardizing our Value Analysis process.  Lastly, we will discuss the expansion of our supply chain services into the alternate site markets with particular focus on Home Care, Hospice and our Clinic groups.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the changing supply chain processes being implemented at HSHS and in the healthcare space.
  2. Describe the necessary steps that must be taken to standardize the value analysis process.
  3. Analyze the potential for expanding into alternate site markets for your organization.