Idea Exchanges

Idea Exchanges are the perfect, collaborative ending to the IDN Summit experience. On Thursday morning, all attendees were invited to share their experiences concerning challenges impacting healthcare across four professional interest groups:

  • Supply Chain Leaders
  • Clinical & Value Analysis Professionals
  • Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs)
  • National and Corporate Account Executives

These interactive sessions were moderated by an industry leader in each of the above professional designations and actively encourage participation from attendees. While the moderator will guide the discussion, the real learning came from the ideas exchanged by attendees. For more information about Idea Exchanges, contact Taylor Stapleton.

Thursday, August 27

Supply Chain Leaders
11:00 AM ET

Clinical & Value Analysis Professionals
11:00 AM ET

Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs)
11:00 AM ET

National and Corporate Account Executives
11:00 AM ET

Idea Exchanges by Professional Interest Group

Supply Chain Leaders

Never has there been a more crucial time for healthcare supply chain professionals to collaborate on ways to improve care delivery. From implementing cost controls, evaluating continuity and diversification of suppliers, managing shortages, and minimizing the effects of disruptions, this year has forced supply chain professionals to service a rollercoaster of system demands. Further, as IDNs continue to move forward, increased pressures are being added to conduct a lean supply chain that is able to service an uncertain future. Through these interactive Idea Exchanges, supply chain professionals will be able to discuss the current challenges facing the healthcare supply chain, recent successes, the expanded responsibilities of the supply chain, and other valuable topics. These Idea Exchanges will allow you to get answers to your most pressing supply chain questions and discuss innovative strategies in a safe, open, and neutral environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline current challenges facing the healthcare supply chain.
  2. Evaluate recent successful initiatives and innovations in the supply chain.
  3. Discuss the future of the healthcare supply chain.

Clinical & Value Analysis Professionals

Clinical & Value Analysis programs have developed into a foundational part of IDNs performance improvement activities, bridging the gap between clinical staff and the supply chain. This facilitated session will focus on the pain points and roadblocks faced during the unprecedented healthcare environment of 2020 from the value analysis and supplier attendee perspectives.  A variety of emerging topics will be explored such as key signals that helped identify when actions had to occur, discovery of new internal and external go-to resources, staff and physician willingness to adapt and change to new product introduction and other on-going value analysis pain points and emerging practices. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate current challenges facing value analysis programs.
  2. Discuss product and practice benchmarks as well as regulatory issues.
  3. Outline the requirements to build and maintain a successful value analysis program. 

Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs)

Regional Purchasing Coalitions (RPCs) provide incredible value to their members through aggregate savings, innovative data analytics, collaborative resources, and customized service. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the healthcare industry your jobs may be more challenging than ever. Leading Change in Uncertain times will provide you with valuable tools and many tips for successfully navigating the future. Join your RPC peers for this Idea Exchange that will provide a unique forum for you to share ideas and concerns and leave with practical change tools to enhance your professional development.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline current challenges facing RPCs.
  2. Discuss successful initiatives.
  3. Understand a change model that will help you support your team and your customers through these uncertain times.

National and Corporate Account Executives

Recent supply chain disruptions have drastically changed the way healthcare providers conduct business in nearly all areas of their operation, especially in how they source and purchase products and services. Collaboration between suppliers and providers is more imperative than ever before. During this interactive pair of Idea Exchanges, we’ll discuss what collaboration really means, the impact of risk sharing agreements, how to navigate the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement, and insights from the week’s educational breakout sessions. These Idea Exchanges will allow you to get answers to your most pressing questions on how providers are currently viewing sourcing, value analysis, collaboration, and contracting in a safe, open, and neutral environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss ways to encourage collaboration in the healthcare industry.
  2. Evaluate the impact of risk sharing agreements.
  3. Outline strategies to navigate the Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement.