Wednesday Activities

Join us Wednesday, September 1, for a morning of education and networking to wrap up another successful IDN Summit. This Fall, we’re offering opportunities to play in a Golf Scramble, share learnings in an Idea Exchange, discuss the future of pharmacy in the Pharmacy Executives Forum, and optimize your supply chain in a Purchased Services Workshop. Learn more about these offerings below.

Golf Scramble (Pre-Registration Required.)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

New to the IDN Summit this Fall, attendees will have the chance to wrap-up another successful Summit on the links of one of the JW Marriott’s 18-hole Championship courses.

Open to Provider, GPO, and Supplier attendees, this 4-person scramble will both test your skills and allow for a chance at a lasting impression in one final opportunity to network while in Phoenix. Your golf registration will include 18-holes w/cart, practice balls, food and drink on the course, and a lunch following your round. Complimentary club storage is available if you plan to bring your own or club rental is available at an additional cost. Golf is limited to the first 18 Foursomes/72 players.

If you have any questions or want additional information contact Logan Sparks by em or at  859.523.5701.

Purchased Services Workshop

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

According to the American Hospital Association, US IDNs spend over $400 billion on purchased services each year. Purchased services represent a unique and often untapped opportunity for cost-savings. These services can also support local, green, and diversity initiatives within your IDN. Led by a senior executive from a major IDN, this two-part workshop will provide you with the tools you need to analyze your purchased services portfolio, implement strategies to increase your oversight, and leverage these services to meet your IDN initiatives. 

Learning Objectives:

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

Idea Exchanges: Learnings from COVID-19

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

As we prepare for healthcare operations post-pandemic, applying the learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic is key to elevating your supply chain and preparing for future disruptions. Join us for this two-part moderated discussion as we explore a wide range of learnings from the perspectives of IDN executives, GPO partners, and suppliers. Bring your learnings and challenges to this unique peer-to-peer learning opportunity.

Learning Objectives:

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

Pharmacy Executives Forum (Invitation Only.)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pharmacy Idea Sharing

Discuss the challenges you’re facing with your peers and go in-depth with topics discussed during the Summit. Emphasis will be placed on topics, including preparing for future supply chain disruptions, exploring strategic pharmacy opportunities, and navigating post-pandemic pharmacy operations. This idea-sharing session will empower you to go back to your organization with solutions to your current challenges, sourced from your peers leading pharmacy supply chain efforts at IDNs across the nation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the challenges facing pharmacy operations today.
  2. Outline strategic opportunities for pharmacy leaders going forward.
  3. Identify specific plans of action to prepare for and mitigate future supply chain shortages.


Specialty Pharmacy Discussion

Following Monday’s Specialty Pharmacy presentation, join us for an in-depth discussion on the specialty pharmacy challenges directly impacting your IDN. By exploring this topic through the lens of the IDNs in attendance, you’ll gain practical strategies to implement into your pharmacy operations. Bring your experiences and questions for this moderated discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline pharmacy leaders’ main challenges with specialty pharmacy.
  2. Evaluate strategies to mitigate and manage specialty pharmacy operations.
  3. Describe specialty pharmacy’s current and future role in healthcare.

Providers, please contact Robert Chafin at 859.523.5701 for more information. GPOs and Suppliers, please contact Brent Petty or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701.