Monday, August 26 l 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Grand Saguaro South

Engage with supply chain leaders as you break down practical insights, applicable strategies, and helpful tools to improve leadership skills, providing a foundation for your organization’s success. The Executive Leadership Track will highlight the modern realities of today’s IDN landscape and provide action steps that can be taken to optimize your organization’s operations.

Executive Leadership Track is from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday, August 26th. For more information contact Trey Beuttel or call 859.523.5701

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

GPO partnerships utilized effectively can translate to mutual growth, innovation, and efficiency for both sides of the partnership. However, when viewed as a traditional vendor/customer relationship, collaboration effectiveness can be greatly diminished. By rethinking the GPO and provider dynamic, we can rethink the outcomes of this relationship as well.

Hear from GPO representatives in this session as they discuss strategies involved in being a better partner with best practices.

Learning Objectives

1. Examine the importance of effective GPO partnerships.

2. Identify the limitations of viewing the GPO-provider relationship solely through the lens of a traditional vendor/customer dynamic.

3. Explore areas for improvement within your organization’s GPO partnership.

4. Analyze how rethinking the dynamics of the GPO-provider relationship can lead to improved outcomes and mutual benefits for all parties involved.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

While the healthcare supply chain can often be largely unpredictable, there are ways to predict outcomes, advancements, and initiatives that allow for a more proactive approach to viewing and preparing for the future. Gaining insights into future trends and strategies provides an opportunity to face the healthcare supply chain head on.

Join Eric O’Daffer as he highlights five tested and research-backed predictions for the healthcare supply chain through 2028 based on examples from specific health systems.

Learning Objectives

1. Analyze examples from current health systems preparing for the future.

2. Outline five actionable predictions relevant to the operation of your organization.

3. Evaluate the key factors contributing to unpredictability in the healthcare supply chain as well as strategies for mitigation.

4. Develop proactive strategies for anticipating future trends in the healthcare supply chain.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Change in leadership at any organization can prove difficult both to the incoming individual as well as the receiving organization. In this leadership transition, it is critical to balance new ideas and innovation while preserving established and effective processes. By creating a plan for changes in leadership at your organization, this integration can become much smoother.

Join Matt Putman and Richard Bagley of UC Health as they recount their experiences with a leadership transition and explain how they managed to propose new ideas while honoring more traditional practices.

Learning Objectives

1. Outline your organization’s current process for transitioning leadership roles.

2. Identify areas for improvement in your leadership transition process.

3. Evaluate strategies implemented by UC Health during their leadership transition.

4. Explain the importance of honoring current processes when transitioning into a leadership role.

For more information on the 2024 Spring Summit Executive Leadership Track, please contact Trey Beuttel.

Trey Beuttel
Director, Provider Relationships and Education