Conference Learning Objectives:
  1. Outline the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses, and preferred methods of communication for each of the 4 DISC styles.
  2. Identify common themes and trends relative to the hurdles with retaining talent.
  3. Explain how to use product standardization to reach the goals of excellent and consistent care, patient safety, increased efficiency, while lowering costs at the same time.
  4. Identify techniques for better physician-supply chain collaboration.
  5. Formulate new strategies for evaluating medical devices and drugs for clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness.
  6. Compare and contrast analytics and benchmarking platforms to help compile a picture of your purchased services performance.
  7. Identify what a clear decision-making process on purchased services looks like.
  8. Explain what practices may be employed to make value analysis more effective in the era of value-based payments.
  9. Describe the structure of bundled payment projects and how supply chain gains a seat at the table.
  10. Identify the administrative challenges in integrating supply chain and revenue cycle operations.
  11. Analyze how the decision to build or partner plays out in inpatient care vs. outpatient/ambulatory.
  12. Outline the financial impact these strategies have.
  13. Specify what influence major payers have on the decisions health systems make.
  14. Define episode-based care reimbursement and how pharmacy can play a role in it.
  15. Outline strategies for pharmacy to impact care in bundled payment initiatives.
  16. Demonstrate why outcomes become such an important metric in bundled payment.
  17. Determine the impact of payors and the idiosyncrasies of working with them.
  18. Examine possible solutions on costs.
  19. Develop new strategies that shake out old habits and question policy.
  20. Demonstrate how pharmacy can help manage patient populations, especially through medication reconciliation.                                                 
  21.  Evaluate ways that pharmacists can help reduce costly readmissions.
  22.  Outline how drug price hyperinflation is harming IDNs’ bottom line, and what to do about it.
  23. Demonstrate how to use forecasted demand to lower inpatient utilization.
  24. Formulate methods of using in-house analytics at similar cost and quality to that provided by third-party vendors.
  25. Compare and contrast the key performance indicators that really matter.
  26. Identify the potential implications of the current healthcare financing debate on the demands of the healthcare industry, in general and supply chain in particular.
  27. Determine how to identify key influencers and decision makers for purchasing decisions.
  28. Identify the pitfalls of mergers or partnerships that did not work out.
  29. Develop an effective approach to enhancing supplier relationships within your facilities, including stakeholders and all areas of supply chain.
  30. Identify a process for gathering, scoring and discussing results of five key performance categories.
  31. Discuss a tool that can be used to measure, communicate and create next steps for improving supplier performance.
  32. Analyze best practices for collaboration between physicians and supply chain.
  33. Identify the features available to physicians when using a mobile device application to make value-based product selections.
  34. Apply lean principles to enhance supply chain performance.
  35. Analyze strategies to achieve alignment among supply chain and clinical stakeholders.
  36. Examine methods of utilizing the power of analytics and big data to influence decision makers and gain consensus.