Conference Learning Objectives

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2021 Fall IDN Summit

8/30/21 – 9/1/21 Phoenix, AZ

9/13-24/21 Virtual


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Conference Learning Objectives

Supplier Strategies Track

  • Identify changes to IDN supply chain operations and how these changes impact suppliers.
  • Explain IDN executives’ new risk management and data-sharing expectations.
  • Outline strategies to engage and support IDN leaders’ post-pandemic.
  • Analyze changes to the post-pandemic contracting process with IDNs.
  • Identify IDN leaders’ new needs and expectations of suppliers.
  • Evaluate strategies to overcome current contracting challenges.

Clinical Integration Track

  • Describe the future of care and reimbursement trends.
  • Identify tactics to leverage new technology to support better patient outcomes.
  • Outline strategies to realign your organization with patient’s new care episodes.
  • Describe clinicians’ main challenges and pain points during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Explain clinicians’ expectations of supply chain leaders’ post-pandemic.
  • Evaluate strategies to improve collaboration between all healthcare stakeholders.
  • Describe the barriers to increased data standardization practices.
  • Outline steps to improve collaboration with clinicians.
  • Evaluate strategies to implement enhanced data standardization in your IDN.

Executive Leadership Track

  • Explain what new supply chain leaders need to succeed.
  • Outline key current organizational and leadership changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify the current staffing trends resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Analyze strategies to leverage artificial intelligence in the supply chain.
  • Describe artificial intelligence’s role in improving patient outcomes.
  • Evaluate strategies to implement AI technologies in your supply chain.
  • Outline the healthcare trends impacting IDN profitability.
  • Evaluate plans of action to increase collaboration between stakeholders and drive increased profitability.
  • Outline potential strategies to reduce costs and generate revenue post-pandemic.

Financial Operations Track

  • Explain the growing importance of transparency in the healthcare supply chain.
  • Analyze solutions to simplify the pricing transparency implementation process.
  • Identify strategies to improve product transparency and reduce risk in the supply chain.
  • Describe the importance of data in effective demand planning.
  • Outline strategies to enhance your organization’s demand planning.
  • Explain how demand planning can be utilized to improve inventory management.
  • Identify digital threats facing today’s healthcare supply chain.
  • Analyze potential solutions to digital threats facing IDNs.
  • Outline new technologies that could impact the healthcare supply chain.

Pharmacy Track

  • Explain strategies to manage the increasing demand for specialty medications.
  • Outline current and future specialty pharmacy laws and regulations.
  • Formulate plans of action to control the costs of specialty medications.
  • Explain the autonomous pharmacy framework and your pharmacy’s current stage in the framework.
  • Outline strategies to implement autonomous pharmacy technologies into your IDN pharmacy.
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of autonomous pharmacy operations.
  • Outline current federal and state laws as well as proposed legislation impacting drug pricing.
  • Analyze expected drug pricing changes in 2022.
  • Evaluate strategies to manage and comply with differing laws and regulations.
  • Explain the 2022 payment guidelines impacting inpatient and outpatient pharmacy.
  • Outline future payment rule trends and developments.
  • Formulate mitigation strategies for payment guideline changes.
  • Analyze strategies to plan for and manage reimbursement uncertainties.
  • Explain the status of litigation and its impact on pharmacy leaders.
  • Outline the Biden administration’s position and actions surrounding the 340B Program.

Purchased Services Workshop

  • Evaluate strategies to increase the value and reduce the costs of your purchased services.
  • Outline plans of action to increase the oversight of your purchased services portfolio.
  • Describe purchased services’ role in achieving system-wide and supply chain initiatives.

Senior Executives Forum (in-person conference only)

  • Analyze best practices to develop trust with critical suppliers.
  • Outline strategies to determine the best suppliers to include in collaboration strategies.
  • Identify metrics to measure the effectiveness of supply collaboration.
  • Describe strategies to elevate your supply chain visibility and contributions.
  • Evaluate strategies that were most successful by others to overcome the challenges of supply chain challenges of the pandemic.
  • Identify actions you can take to be better prepared for future pandemic-type disruptions.

Idea Exchanges (in-person conference only)

  • Identify key learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic that impact the healthcare supply chain and clinical operations.
  • Evaluate the post-pandemic value and viability of best practices developed during the pandemic.
  • Outline strategies to prepare your supply chain for future disruptions.

Pharmacy Executive Forum (in-person conference only)

  • Describe the challenges facing pharmacy operations today.
  • Outline strategic opportunities for pharmacy leaders going forward.
  • Identify specific plans of action to prepare for and mitigate future supply chain shortages.
  • Outline pharmacy leaders’ main challenges with specialty pharmacy.
  • Evaluate strategies to mitigate and manage specialty pharmacy operations.
  • Describe specialty pharmacy’s current and future role in healthcare.