Strategic Management Track: GPO Panel: Discovering the Full Potential of Data
Date & Time
Saturday, August 22, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The demand for healthcare supply chain data and the need for more advanced analytical tools has increased exponentially. Without accurate data and analytics, IDNs are vulnerable to errors in decision-making, shortages, and unwelcomed surprises in crises. GPOs, in their role as a conduit between providers and suppliers, are in a unique position to bridge the data gap. In this session, a panel of GPO executives will discuss managing and utilizing this influx of data, using data to inform risk management strategies, and areas for future growth in supply chain data-sharing.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate supply chain data tools, including predictive analytics and inventory management systems, and their best purpose.
  2. Discuss how to implement data-informed risk management strategies, even when data isn’t readily available.
  3. Identify barriers to effective data-sharing between providers and suppliers.