Collaboration Strategies Track

Collaboration between IDNs and suppliers has been on the rise in recent years and is imperative as healthcare shifts from pandemic-mode to recovery-mode. Positive outcomes that result from increased collaboration include greater cost efficiencies, improved negotiations, increased patient satisfaction, and higher quality and consistency of products and services. In order to have effective collaboration, relationships must be built on mutual trust, openness and honesty, and shared risk and rewards. This track will highlight the benefits of achieving diversity within the supply chain, discuss how to successfully work together to navigate challenges,  and where to look for opportunities going forward.

All sessions are in Eastern Time (ET). 

Collaboration Strategies Track: Diversity in the Supply Chain

On-Site Experience: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET
Virtual Experience: Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Moderator: Bruce Carlson, Principal, R B Carlson and Associates, LLC

Collaboration Strategies Track: Challenges and Opportunities in 2021

On-Site Experience: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ET
Virtual Experience: Monday, April 19, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Moderator: Nick Gaich, CEO, Nick Gaich and Associates
Faculty: Randy Bradley, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, University of Tennessee

Collaboration Strategies Track: Impact of Local Disasters

On-Site Experience: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
Virtual Experience: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Moderator: Randy Hayas, Chief Supply Chain Officer (Ret.), Orlando Health
Faculty: Dale Locklair, SVP, Planning & Facilities Management, McLeod Health