Spring IDN Summit Learning Objectives

2024 Spring IDN Summit | 4/15 - 17 | Orlando, FL

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Clinical Track

  • Define nonconforming products within your current processes.
  • Identify the impact of product nonconformities on patient safety and product quality.
  • Evaluate success stories and personal experiences regarding nonconformities.
  • Outline ways to aid in the handling of products that fall outside of internal processes.
  • Define the best processes and systems needed to improve the clinical relationship with the supply chain.
  • Evaluate specific strategies employed by Monument Health to ensure clinicians' needs and preferences are considered in product selection and supply chain management.
  • Outline strategies to realign your organization with patient’s new care episodes.
  • Identify the evolving expectations of patients as consumers.
  • Evaluate value analysis as a means to optimize cost reduction.
  • Define supply chain’s role in the perioperative process.
  • Outline the financial and clinical impact of supply chain in procedural areas.
  • Identify supply chain processes that are effective in the perioperative arena.

Digital Transformation Track

  • Evaluate the role and potential of AI in healthcare, including its applications in diagnosis, treatment, and patient care. They will explore how AI can improve operational efficiency, patient safety, and quality of care.
  • Identify AI innovations in patient care, such as through personalized treatments, predictive modeling, and improving patient experiences.
  • Discuss the ethical considerations and potential risks associated with AI in healthcare.
  • Examine how AI can be leveraged to improve operational efficiency in healthcare settings, including automating repetitive tasks, reducing waste, and optimizing resource utilization.
  • Review the practical challenges and strategies for implementing AI in healthcare, including the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, the process of forming and managing data science teams, and the steps to ensure successful AI implementation.
  • Investigate success stories from Cleveland Clinic to see what implementing AI changed in their day-to-day operations.
  • Identify ways in which AI offers to optimize operational processes within your organization.
  • Construct actionable strategies for implementing artificial intelligence in contract fulfillment.
  • Define success in healthcare supply chain contracting by implementing artificial intelligence in the process.
  • Identify what technologies and innovations your organization can utilize to improve organization operations.
  • Formulate communication channels and collaboration techniques are required to successfully digitize your supply chain.
  • Evaluate what successful initiatives digital-first IDNs are launching to mitigate risk in their supply chain.
  • Analyze the future of the digital supply chain and what opportunities will be available to your organization.

Executive Leadership Track

  • Outline the ways in which healthcare advancements over the past five to ten years have impacted your organization.
  • Identify the future disruptions of the healthcare supply chain.
  • Analyze successful initiatives that organizations have implemented to combat these challenges and discuss implications for the future.
  • Formulate a plan for you and your organization for future success.
  • Evaluate the current healthcare landscape and highlight the need for change in your organization.
  • Analyze three key effective frameworks to drive and scale change.
  • Formulate key processes and implementation strategies to achieve organizational buy-in.
  • Specify areas of resistance to change and how to overcome these challenges.
  • Define successful leadership in your organization and the characteristics that make up an effective leader.
  • Identify insights into skills required to lead effectively in the dynamic healthcare supply chain.
  • Evaluate steps that can be taken to improve your organization’s operations through changes in leadership ability.
  • Analyze your personal leadership development and identify ways in which improved ability can translate to personal and organizational success.

Financial Operations Track

  • Identify the factors behind the amount of inventory carried.
  • Outline applicable ways in which unnecessary costs can be eliminated through process optimization.
  • Analyze psychographic, demographic, and macroeconomic planning models to improve forecasting.
  • Define successful demand planning and inventory management for your IDN.
  • Evaluate the inventory consignment process’ financial impact on the organization.
  • Identify key strategies and critical successes in transparency collaboration with your supplier partners.
  • Define suppliers’ unique role in fostering a supply chain’s transparency efforts.
  • Investigate the impact of transparency on an IDN’s operational success.
  • Analyze recent CSCOs strategies on risk and resiliency planning.
  • Outline how data analytics has improved monitoring of supply chain partners.
  • Lay out key components establishing risk and resiliency planning.
  • Evaluate supply chain insights regarding disruption, collaboration, and shortages.

Pharmacy Track

  • Identify strategies to combat new entrants impacting your IDN pharmacy.
  • Outline opportunities to improve your organization’s operation through new innovations.
  • Evaluate the impact of shifting treatment models on the role of your IDN pharmacists.
  • Prepare your organization for changes in regulation and reimbursement.
  • Describe current legislative and litigation activities at the federal and state levels that will likely shape the future of the 340B Program.
  • Analyze the implications of these program trends on the supply chain and third party payers.
  • Evaluate strategies available to 340B hospitals and clinics for mitigating current threats.
  • Identify future threats to the 340B Program and solutions for your organization.
  • Define how scanning the DSCSA Product Identifier enhances patient safety at your IDN.
  • Outline methods of ensuring security within the pharmacy supply chain that suggest focus on FDA’s recent final guidance” and compliance policy “Enhanced Drug Distribution Security Requirements”.
  • Review the FDA’s latest final guidance on verification systems under DSCSA that manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors and dispensers must have in place for potential future threats to the integrity of your pharmacy supply chain.
  • Discuss methods for confirming the entities you do business with are licensed or registered.
  • Evaluate opportunities to improve specialty pharmacy operations at your IDN.
  • Evaluate the current landscape and future challenges of drug shortages.
  • Outline tactics implemented to be proactive in ensuring quality patient care.
  • Analyze potential government regulations and their impact on your pharmacy.
  • Specify initiatives and ways to implement them within your supply chain.
  • Explore how healthcare systems are creating innovative care models to serve all patients’ needs through H@H.
  • Outline the challenges facing your organization in the implementation of H@H.
  • Analyze the components and operational processes necessary for a successful H@H program.
  • Specify revenue cycle program updates required in H@H.

Value Analysis Forum 

  • Explore current organizational structures and distribution of responsibilities.
  • Identify similarities in framework between your organizations.
  • Examine possibilities of vulnerability in an organization’s structure.
  • Explain insights, ideas, and experiences through group sharing opportunities.
  • Define value analysis and its implications for your organization.
  • Identify obstacles in decision making and implementing business or patient care strategies.
  • Discuss areas of vulnerability in their organization.
  • Compare organizational goals and priorities moving forward.
  • Explore solutions for change implemented by your peers.
  • Outline practical action steps through applicable success stories.
  • Discover effective solutions implemented through learnings in or out of your own organization.
  • Define tactical strategies for managing costs, quality, and outcomes now and for the near- and long-term future.

Senior Executives Forum

  • Identify primary topics of interest from your experience at your organization.
  • Analyze current best practices and evaluate innovative solutions.
  • Evaluate communication strategies to obtain organizational buy-in.
  • Assemble implementation tactics to streamline improvement of your IDN’s supply chain.
  • Distinguish disruptive entrants and obstacles that will impact healthcare versus opportunities that can benefit your organization. 
  • Prepare plans to navigate future disruptions or government regulations. 
  • Evaluate the idea of digitalizing your supply chain and how it impacts the supply chain’s day-to-day operations. 
  • Analyze how the consolidation of organizations has impacted the current state of your supply chain and what that will mean moving forward. 
  • Define each organization’s initiative, why it was started, and how it will impact the supply chain. 
  • Outline implementation plans to ensure optimal organizational buy-in from key stakeholders. 
  • Identify the obstacles that may cause resistance and what should be done when those challenges arise.
  • Analyze AI and digital solutions currently available to make existing processes more efficient and effective.

Supply Chain Forum

  • Discuss best practices that can be applied to your organization.
  • Discover new approaches to issues that have been successful at other organizations.
  • Identify ways you can assist others with their challenges.
  • Review challenges impacting your organization.
  • Examine strategies to mitigate challenges imposed by supply shortages.
  • Discover opportunities other supply chain leaders have found by innovative contracting strategies.
  • Review how other IDNs are coping with unexpected pricing inflation in their supply chain.
  • Identify best practices for organizational development.
  • Identify ways to make the most of opportunities.
  • Outline successful implementation of best practices.
  • Evaluate the IDNs biggest roadblocks of implementation.
  • Define plan to obtain top-down organizational buy-in.

Pharmacy Executive Forum

  • Identify challenges facing the IDN pharmacy supply chain.
  • Outline current processes and operational best practices for the IDN pharmacy.
  • Evaluate opportunities to increase efficiency in your pharmacy operations.
  • Analyze implementation strategies to overcome barriers preventing organizational buy-in.
  • Describe your organization’s existing revenue cycle program and the obstacles preventing efficiency.
  • Evaluate new or existing service lines and their impact on the pharmacy revenue cycle.
  • Analyze changes in payer reimbursement plans in the non-acute environment.
  • Define the relationship between the pharmacy billing and clinicians.
  • Explain what makes a high function pharmacy purchasing process.
  • Identify a repeatable and consistent process to implement across the IDN.
  • Define the elements of a successful pharmacy purchasing dashboard.
  • Evaluate the opportunities to combat rising prices and drug shortages.

The State of the Health Care Industry in 2024

  • Identify key economic trends how they impact the Healthcare supply chain.
  • Analyze the significance of the mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry.
  • Evaluate the future of the healthcare industry including the payor and reimbursement changes expected.
  • Outline effective leadership in a supply chain context and understand future implications if implemented successfully.

It’s Not What You Know - It’s How Well You Know, Who You Know

  • Discuss the significance of building and maintaining healthy relationships in personal, professional, and social contexts.
  • Explore principles for maintaining and nurturing healthy relationships over time, including quality time, effective communication, and ongoing support.
  • Cultivate empathy and understanding and appreciate different perspectives and experiences.
  • Examine a process of coaching themselves through personal and professional development.

Champion Mindset: Overcoming Adversity and Tenacity During Challenging Times

  • Develop your story through adversity.
  • Identify ways fear is gripping society.
  • Evaluate the power of your story.
  • Analyze ways to improve your team’s performance through stretching your limits.


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Trey Beuttel | Director, Provider Relationships and Education

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