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

 Leveraging Value-Based Products

Tuesday, September 14 | 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

Learn how to combine desired patient outcomes with compelling economic-value models. Hear from experienced panelists for a clinical overview of a few of Cook’s value-based product offerings, conversations on how to get the right products to your physicians, and ways to bring economic benefit to the healthcare system, while being mindful of reimbursement impacts. 

Case Study: Partnering in Health Systems to Manage a Subset of COPD Patients 

Thursday, September 23 | 11:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

COPD is challenging to manage and further complicated by its rare genetic form, alpha1-anti-trypsin deficiency (alpha-1). Alpha-1 is an underdiagnosed disease, with patients, on average, seen by 2.7 physicians over 8.3 years before receiving a correct diagnosis. Learn how Grifols is partnering with health systems to diagnose, manage, and treat COPD patients with alpha-1. You will have an opportunity to interact with a panel of decision-makers and learn about an initiative that is positively impacting patient experiences.  

Operationalizing Value-Based Contracting 

Wednesday, September 22 | 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

While the interest in value-based contracting has intensified, the confidence in executing these shared risk agreement lags behind. This session leaps beyond a conceptual exploration to providing demonstrated evidence of how to effectively implement a value-based contract. It is designed for hospitals and IDNs interested in leveraging a collaborative contractual arrangement to achieve a quality outcome or performance improvement, operational transformation or cost reduction. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify organizational essentials needed to support value-based contracting. 

  • Demonstrate how value-based contracting can accelerate timeline for achieving outcomes. 

  • Illuminate the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration, data-driven parameters and decision-making mechanisms to value-based contracting. 

Resiliency: Taking Supply Chain Management Forward 

Tuesday, September 21 | 11:00 AM ET - 12:00 PM ET

Speakers: Rachel Martin, AVP, Resiliency & SCO Strategy, Vizient, and Lee Ayers, Sr. Director, Supply Chain Operations, Sutter Health 

Healthcare supply chain leaders routinely indicate that managing supply disruptions is the greatest operational challenge they face.  This was true before the COVID-19 pandemic, but even more evident now as we see how unplanned events can greatly impact the entire healthcare value chain.  Efficient flow of goods requires channel coordination across multiple trading partners between the point of origin and the point of patient care.  Minimizing disturbances requires visibility and alignment of the complete value chain.  However, transparency has been historically hard to come by.  This lack of transparency creates a gap between suppliers and providers which often leads to high inventories, sporadic demand cycles, inaccurate forecasting, and supply disruptions.  With the right collaboration, the healthcare supply chain could be more efficiently managed, adding value to suppliers, distributors, and providers. 

Evolving Supply Chain Capabilities with Partners

Monday, September 13 | 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET

What does a preferred partner that delivers differential value and addresses provider needs in an evolving, dynamic healthcare market look like to you?  Participate in a discussion on what challenges you face with suppliers and how they can contribute to your success.  During this focus group we will discuss how to establish and maximize mutually beneficial relationships between partners and providers. 

Gaining Key Insights into The Why's Behind a Non-Disruptive Strategic Sourcing Strategy

Monday, September 13 | 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

In this boardroom session, participants will learn how to: 

  1. Secure and maintain highly competitive pricing on costly medical-surgical and PPI purchases 
  2. Consistently meet or exceed annual budget savings projections without changing products or suppliers 
  3. Dramatically increase sourcing activity production through the use of integrated decision support workflow applications. 

The Overlooked Choice - Invoking The Microbiome with an Evidence-Based Probiotic and Modeling its Financial Impact for Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea including C. difficile-Associated Diarrhea in Your Hospital 

Monday, September 20 | 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET

As category leaders, we hope you will gain an appreciation for the microbiome and the roles it plays in overall health. We will share evidence for how certain probiotics may help avoid disturbances to the microbiome that can lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhea including C. difficile- associated diarrhea. We will also model how the use of a select, evidence-based probiotic may impact the incidence of  C. difficile- associated diarrhea and the financial benefits of this intervention. Finally, we will address the most common questions and concerns regarding probiotic use and how selection of a probiotic product is instrumental to achieving these outcome-related and financial benefits. 

Leading Change: Building a Resilient Non-Acute Supply Chain

Monday, September 20 | 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

The role of non-acute supply chain has evolved and the responsibilities with it. As supply chain plays a bigger role in cost, quality and outcomes, collaboration and having a strong, proactive emergency preparedness plan is more important than ever. 

Attendees will participate in an active discussion with your peers on how to build a more resilient, non-acute supply chain. 

Optimizing Pharmacy Spend 

Friday, September 17 | 11:00 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

Lowering spend within your pharmacy continues to be a goal in most organizations for both 340B and non-340B entities. In this event we will discuss best practices to optimize spend, benchmarking, and areas you can optimize. 

Friday, September 17 | 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET

We enable healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all enabled by digitalizing healthcare.