Complete Instructions for Submitting Information for CE Credit:

Dear Participant in the 2017 Spring IDN Summit from April 10-12, 2017 in Orlando, FL:

Thank you for your participation in our educational activities. Now, please complete the attestation form at to receive the contact hours you deserve.  This activity awards a maximum of 6.75 contact hours for supply chain professionals, healthcare executives and nurses.
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The continuing education program is jointly provided by:
Conference Learning Objectives:
  1. Formulate new product standardization processes.
  2. Describe how to use product standardization to improve care and reduce costs.
  3. Demonstrate opportunities for better control of the Patient Bill of Materials.
  4. Determine methods for collaboration to improve the Purchased Services process.
  5. Analyze and discuss the benefits of collaborative partnerships.
  6. Analyze how to best implement and leverage physician engagement in supply chain.
  7. Differentiate the types of financial decisions facing IDN executives in today’s healthcare landscape.
  8. Identify strategies to implement LEAN approaches in order to reduce waste.
  9. Analyze the benefits of a team-based approach to supply chain integration.
  10. Outline the methods to create LEAN supplier networks.
  11. Analyze the unique opportunities available through the use of the Balanced Scorecard.
  12. Describe a Balanced Scorecard and how it can connect strategy and action.
  13. Identify Balanced Scorecard strategies that work to enable suppliers to better present their services in ways that help healthcare organizations achieve their goals.
  14. Define methods for effectively managing 340B requirements.
  15. Analyze the potential for savings, revenue and prescription access that 340B provides.
  16. Identify strategies for implementing 340B without increased administrative burdens.
  17. Explain the dynamics of Consolidated Services Centers in the Hospital Pharmacy setting. 
  18. Describe three characteristics of effective Key Performance Indicators.
  19. Identify opportunities for improvement in methods of medication management.
  20. Analyze and identify the factors contributing to the changes in the hospital pharmacy setting.
  21. Outline best practices for maximizing revenue and efficiency.
  22. Identify opportunities for new pharmacy initiatives in your organization.
  23. Outline the methods to best align and transform supply chain processes.
  24. Analyze and discuss the impact of healthcare reform now and in the future.
  25. Identify proven methods of leveraging the power of provider-supplier collaborations to improve outcomes.
  26. Recognize the importance of developing an “Exponential Mindset”.
  27. Discuss the strategic advantages of embracing change in today’s healthcare environment.
  28. Discover tactics you can implement immediately to reorganize your team’s priorities and account plans.
  29. Create action steps to lower business risk and improve cybersecurity processes and HIPAA compliance.
  30. Identify methods to solve problems and break down traditional barriers in Value Analysis.
  31. Discover effective strategies to gain increased self-awareness of the ways your current communication style influences others.
  32. Explore strategies to communicate with individuals who have personality and communication styles that differ from yours.
  33. Differentiate ways to effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally.
  34. Assess the steps necessary to move from intent to action in a leadership role.
  35. Describe the key drivers influencing healthcare decision makers.
  36. Explore the benefits and barriers to networking.
  37. Devise new strategies for effective networking.
  38. Demonstrate identifiable networking techniques.
  39. Explain the importance of being an agile leader and exercising Dimensional Leadership.
  40. Describe the various ways in which we lead and how to effectively lead in various situations.
  41. Identify strategies to increase leadership adaptability.
  42. Outline processes that improve quality and reduce healthcare costs through education, innovation, and process management.
  43. Describe three strategies for improving inventory management in your organization.
  44. Describe three challenges health systems face when measuring and managing data.
  45. Identify best practices for cost-reduction, utilization review and reduction in variation in supply chain operations.
  46. Develop strategies to improve spend management practices in your organization.
  47. Analyze the potential for expanding into alternate site markets for your organization.
  48. Strategize innovative processes to transform the healthcare supply chain.
  49. Explain the primary benefits and methods for generating revenue in a health system through pharmacy services.
  50. Outline processes for increasing and improving pharmacy services in your organization.
  51. Identify best practices for measuring results in pharmacy services growth.
  52. Define methods of service consolidation that allow systems to do more with less.
  53. Discuss best practices in formulary management and utilization management.
  54. Outline ways that tools such as risk sharing, outsourcing, and admission/readmission reduction can help your organization lower costs.
Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The IDN Summit. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation for Pharmacists
This knowledge-based activity is approved for the below indicated contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Session Title Recommended Track
Strategies to Optimize 340B Opportunities
New Opportunities for Pharmacy
Health System Trends to Watch
Pharmacy Executives Forum: Revenue Optimization in Hospital Pharmacy Services
Pharmacy Executives Forum: Practical Strategies to Reduce Hospital Pharmacy Costs
Other ACPE Certified Sessions
Implementing Meaningful Methods of Clinical Integration
A LEAN Approach to Supply Chain Integration and Project Management
Developing a Balanced Scorecard to Measure Organizational Performance
The Dynamics of Change Leadership
Idea Exchange: Effective Networking 2.0
Idea Exchange: Dimensional Leadership
Idea Exchange: Using Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Effective Communication with Your Team
Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for a maximum of 6.75 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
Healthcare Executives/ ACHE Qualified Education
ACHE Qualified Education credit must be related to healthcare management (i.e., it cannot be clinical, inspirational, or specific to the sponsoring organization). It can be earned through educational programs conducted or sponsored by any organization qualified to provide education programming in healthcare management. Programs may be sponsored by ACHE, chapters, or other qualified sources, whether the programming is face-to-face or distance offerings (webinars, online seminars, self-study courses, etc.). You will receive a certificate of completion for a maximum of 6.75 hours.
Supply Chain Professionals
This program was approved by AHRMM for 6.75 contact hours of continuing education
AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at 954-281-7524 or
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
AXIS will identify, review, and resolve all conflicts of interest that faculty, authors, activity directors, planners, managers, peer reviewers, or relevant staff disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation. Disclosure information for speakers, authors, course directors, planners, peer reviewers, and/or relevant staff is provided with this activity.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:
Name of Faculty or Presenter
Reported Financial Relationship
Richard Bagley MBA, PMP, CPSM
Speakers Bureau: World Congress, Sourcing Interest Group, Field Service Medical, LogiMed, IDN Summit
Joe Colonna
Nothing to disclose
Ann Marie Ferguson, MPA
Nothing to disclose
Nick Gaich
Nothing to disclose
Ritika Ghose
Nothing to disclose
Edmond D. Hardin, Jr., FACHE, CMRP
Nothing to disclose
L. David Harlow, III, BS, Pharm D.
Speakers Bureau: Omnicell
Ed Hisscock
Nothing to disclose
Rita Jew, Pharm.D., MBA, FASHP
Nothing to disclose
James A. Jorgenson, RPh, MS, FASHP
Speakers Bureau: Novartis
John K. Kautzer
Consultant: Aesculap
Susan D. Knapp, RN, MS, CVAHP
Nothing to disclose
Sharat Kusuma
Nothing to disclose
Robin Lane
Nothing to disclose
William Martin, Pharm.D
Nothing to disclose
Melanie Miller
Nothing to disclose
Dennis Mullins
Nothing to disclose
Casey Nelson
Employee: Ideal Therapeutics and Ideal Health Strategies
Rishi Patel, Pharm D, MBA, AAHIVP
Nothing to disclose
Steve Pohlman
Nothing to disclose
Laura Lamkin Polson, RN, BSNm CVAHP
Speakers Bureau: Vizient
Kenneth Scher, CMR
Nothing to disclose
Tim Schloss
Nothing to disclose
Regina Schneider
Nothing to disclose
Kyle Skiermont
Speakers Bureau: Amgen
Régine Honoré Villain, MPH, CMRP
Nothing to disclose
Lisa Williams
Nothing to disclose
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:
Name of Planner/Manager
Reported Financial Relationship
Lisa Ponssa
Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo
Nothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM
Nothing to disclose
Ronald Viggiani, MD
Nothing to disclose
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact The IDN Summit at 859.523.5701 before the Summit.
Requirements for credit:  
  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday May 31, 2017. Instructions are provided above. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print. Pharmacists, your records will be automatically uploaded to CPE Monitor.