Boardroom Sessions

Similar to the IDN Summit Lunch N Learns and Focus Groups, Boardroom Sessions are in-depth educational forums offering opportunity for discussion and learnings related to current issues impacting the healthcare supply chain. These invitation-only sessions allowed host companies the chance for open dialogue about strategies, problem solving and informed decision making in the changing atmosphere of the healthcare supply chain. Led by industry leaders, these provider-only sessions are designed to be interactive and provide access to experts from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Invited attendees selected which Boardroom Sessions to attend after completing registration. 

For more information and to register for the Boardroom Sessions at the IDN Summit Virtual Experience, please contact Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701.

Boardroom Session Hosts

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET and Monday, April 26 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

 Working Together through Supply Chain Disruptions 

An open conversation about where each of our organizations are and how supply chain disruptions are really impacting a majority of organizations in the healthcare supply chain space. We want to dissect the impact of a global pandemic on supply chain and will showcase how each of us are connected. We will answer questions ranging from how we can all work together, to what types of communication are essential. 

Monday, April 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET and Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

The Cloud-Based ERP: Lessons Learned and Life After Implementation  

Healthcare providers are moving to cloud-based ERPs systems to achieve more nimble and leaner processes, make more data-driven decisions and lower operational costs. There is much to be learned from the forerunners as their progress has revealed trends, benefits and opportunities for improvement.  

GHX has had the privilege of guiding health systems through this process. We are excited to host a panel of provider supply chain executives to share how they’ve navigated this time of transformative change and what they are learning after the implementation. Join us to gain valuable insight from their respective journeys and learn how they are driving their business forward. 

You will learn: 

  • Why planning is so important for success and what key considerations you need to include. 
  • What CIOs need to plan for to overcome fears of migrating to the cloud and to gain an understanding of the many benefits of this migration. 
  • What common mistakes and emerging trends we’ve seen from GHX Consulting 
  • How our panelists structured data and how they are using data to make better decisions. 
  • How migrating to a cloud ERP system can improve your bottom-line and data. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Value Based Contracting: How to Align on Outcomes  

Join us as we provide a primer on value-based contracting, a growing approach toward structuring measurable agreements between healthcare providers and those suppliers willing to tie guarantees and financial incentives to the promised performance of their solution. We’ll also share how Premier determines readiness of both suppliers and providers for this advanced level of engagement and accountability. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn the basic tenants of value-based contracting.  
  2. Explore the different types of approaches to value-based contracting. 
  3. Discover how Premier’s readiness assessments ensure accountability and facilitate engagement.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET and Monday, April 26 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Supply Costs 

Speakers: Troy Kirchenbauer: VP & General Manager, Advanced Analytics & Data Integrity and Brent Molloy: Sr Dir, Product Strategy & Management 

We know managing your health system’s supply chain is more than just a job. It is an opportunity to serve those who service your community every day. But how do you keep it going and performing at a high-level, despite all the changes and challenges on the horizon? What do you need to do today to ensure tomorrow’s success? 

Join the Vizient boardroom session on April 20 at 11:00 AM ET to learn five ways to effectively manage supply costs. This session is designed to help you expand your supply chain toolkit so you can increase performance and be well-positioned for the future. We will explore a service-led, analytics-enabled approach with new technology and capabilities that health systems are applying today to achieve incremental and sustainable savings. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET and Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

3M Focus Group – Healthcare Trends and Priorities

The healthcare industry is facing significant challenges and there is an opportunity for all participants to identify areas of opportunity moving forward. The discussion is intended to focus on better understanding how healthcare product and solution suppliers can better support hospital networks and all care providers, both today and in the future. To better identify and understand these challenges and potential solutions we would like to get your opinions and insights around organizational goals and how those goals can best be supported in the future.

Content includes:

  • Organizational Goals & Priorities
  • Decision-making for products and support services
  • Vendor/supplier relationships – key elements of what is most important

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Economic Considerations for Complement-Medicated Disorders

Our mission is to transform the lives of people living with rare diseases and devastating conditions through the development and delivery of innovative medicines, as well as through supportive technologies and healthcare services. By continuing to deepen our understanding of rare disease, which began with our pioneering work in complement biology, we are able to innovate and evolve into new areas where there is great unmet need and opportunity to help patients and families fully live their best lives.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Advantages of a Dynamic Sourcing Model 

BroadJump has collaborated with providers to create a new technology-based sourcing model that assists healthcare organizations transition from a static contracting environment to a dynamic sourcing model. 

From:  To: 

Tactical sourcing model

Strategic sourcing model 

Lowering the cost of goods  

Improving operating margins 

Securing fixed contract pricing 

Obtaining variable market pricing 

Paying fixed contract pricing

Paying best available pricing 

Supplier-controlled purchasing environment      

Provider controlled purchasing model 


Please join us to provide feedback and insights on how we can better service our industry. 

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Leveraging Non-Acute Distribution Within Acute Care 

Join us for an engaging conversation on leveraging acute distribution within non-acute care. This focus group encourages peer to peer discussion and best practice sharing on how health systems are navigating the rise of outpatient care. Learn how to better achieve visibility, standardization, and patient satisfaction in the non-acute setting. 


  • Sanchia Patrick, Vice President, Strategic Marketing 
  • Tami Cates, Strategic Account Manager, Healthcare Services 
  • Brad Clark, Executive Director, Strategic Accounts, Healthcare Services 
  • Eric Spurgeon, Director, Strategic Accounts 


Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Delivering Care Beyond Supply Chain  

Healthcare delivery pathways will continue to evolve to include digital and mobile health platforms. Presenting your brand on these podiums will be critical in the years to come.  Join us for a solutions-focused educational session exploring Talentcare and CueSquared Mobile Pay and how the implementation of these technologies can help advance your branding strategies to ultimately follow the patient journey.  


  • Michael Casamassa, Vice President, Solutions, Medical Solution Sales  
  • Eric Smith, Founder & CEO of Talentcare
  • Jeb Burrows, Vice President, Business Development of CueSquared