Conference Learning Objectives:


Clinical Integration Track

  1. Evaluate solutions to improve your procedures to run a more efficient supply chain.
  2. Outline your plans to get everyone on-board to new lean initiatives to deliver quality care and drive margin improvement.
  3. Define effective processes of integrating supply chain data with clinical systems to improve clinical outcomes.
  4. Outline the benefits of investing in clinical data analysis programs to improve decisions.
  5. Construct supplier data integration programs to improve integration between your supply chain, providers and suppliers to benefit patients and lower costs.
  6. Judge why more IDNs are using predictive analytics tools to reduce supply chain cost and improve performance of their IDN.
  7. Analyze trends using predictive analytics to improve the public health of your community to cut down on healthcare costs and increase life expectancies. 


Financial Operations Track

  1. Analyze recent initiatives in inventory management that are improving bottom-line performance of the healthcare supply chain.
  2. Evaluate recent strategic initiatives that are driving the expansion of responsibilities of the healthcare supply chain.
  3. Prepare for any pitfalls that may await you as you take advantage of opportunities to expand your supply chain.
  4. Outline plans to communicate effectively to C-suite and others impacted in your organization on the expanding role of your supply chain.
  5. Detect vulnerabilities in your healthcare supply chain.
  6. Analyze how collaboration and accountability can work for all parties to improve the supply chain of any IDN.
  7. Formulate a clear communications strategy to ensure all parties in your supply chain understand their responsibilities.


Pharmacy Track

  1. Assemble patient data in meaningful and manageable ways to improve patient outcomes.
  2. Demonstrate how manipulating data from multiple sources can improve efficiencies in IDN pharmacy operations. Translate data from multiple sources to positively impact drug shortage situations.
  3. Compare different issues impacting IDN pharmacies and decide where you need to focus.
  4. Assemble information on issues that you believe will impact your operations in 2020.
  5. Describe the impact of non-action if your IDN doesn’t react to upcoming events. 
  6. Define the potential impact new pricing proposals and rules have on Medicare, Medicaid reimbursement for hospital pharmacy operations.
  7. Differentiate the components of the various proposals and rules impacting IDN pharmacy operations.
  8. Analyze the importance of IDN specific analytics when preparing for these proposals and rules that will impact your pharmacy supply chain.



Collaboration Strategies Track

  1. Choose which collaboration strategy best impacts your organization.
  2. Prepare to outline to your organization how they can best collaborate with other healthcare organizations.
  3. Identify the challenges of collaborating between supply chain and the clinical leaders of an IDN.
  4. Formulate strategies to meet the challenges of improving the patient experience while maintaining cost discipline by better collaboration practices within the IDN.
  5. Discuss recent initiatives that have improved collaboration between INDs and their suppliers.
  6. Recognize the commitment all sides need to bear to achieve collaboration success to improve the healthcare supply chain and ultimately patient outcomes.


Supplier Strategies Track

  1. Identify the differences between value-based and outcomes-based contracting.
  2. Analyze what the move toward value-based contracting means for healthcare suppliers.
  3. Discover opportunities that will impact your organization.
  4. Outline initiatives involving value analysis in US based IDNs.
  5. Discover the purpose of value analysis initiatives.
  6. Formulate strategies to use value analysis trends to improve healthcare supplier offerings to IDNs.
  7. Describe the heightened interest in risk sharing and what it means to healthcare suppliers.
  8. Explain how risk sharing can drive partnerships between IDNs and healthcare suppliers.
  9. Identify methods of cultivating collaborations that are mutually beneficial for all parties.


Senior Executives Forum

  1. Identify disruptive entrants that will impact healthcare.
  2. Formulate plans to navigate future disruptions.
  3. Outline strategies to better understand how disruption could benefit your organization.
  4. Define the disruptions most likely to impact your supply chain.
  5. Outline contingency plans to ensure optimal supply chain performance.
  6. Identify the disruptions that may prove catastrophic and what should be done when those catastrophes impact your supply chain.
  7. Discuss the disruptive events that are most likely to impact your supply chain and how you can prepare for disruption.


Pharmacy Executives Forum

  1. Examine the underlying reasons drug shortages occur.
  2. Specify how your IDN can improve patient care by lessening the impact of drug shortages.
  3. Demonstrate the power of AI and how it can impact your IDN with drug shortages.
  4. Rank the priorities necessary for you to implement AI to assist you in dealing with drug shortages. 
  5. Describe the impact that the opioid epidemic has on hospital services.
  6. Identify successful practices implemented that have reduced the rate of drug diversion.
  7. Produce strategies for wide-spread adoption and implementation of these services in your IDN.
  8. Describe the dispenser requirements under DSCSA.
  9. Outline the FDA’s DSCSA implementation milestones.
  10. State the critical importance of maintaining accurate DSCSA data.
  11. Discuss ways to improve your plans on drug shortages.
  12. Formulate your action plans concerning drug shortages.


Idea Exchanges

  1. Demonstrate best practices for successful value analysis programs. 
  2. Define what collaboration means between providers and suppliers. 
  3. Organize ways your organization can better collaborate.
  4. Prepare for increased responsibilities facing supply chain. 
  5. Formulate ways suppliers can best assist providers as their areas of responsibilities face continued expansion. 
  6. Outline contingency plans to ensure optimal supply chain performance. 
  7. Identify the disruptions that may prove catastrophic and what should be done when those catastrophes impact your supply chain. 
  8. Identify opportunities where suppliers can positively impact the supply chain and clinician relationship.  
  9. Construct successful programs that you can utilize to improve your supply chain by enhancing your relationship with clinicians. 
  10. Identify types of data and data sources that are of benefit to your organization. 
  11. Differentiate the various tools and platforms your peers are using to assist them in driving increased efficiencies within their organization. 
  12. Define ways you can improve your organization with data.