Clinical Integration Track

Implementing successful clinical integration involves the facilitation and coordination of care across a variety of settings and situations. The goal is to achieve care that is safe, timely, efficient, patient-focused, and affordable. This track will provide insight into improving clinical integration strategies and aligning incentives with behaviors for success. Discussions will cover  variety of timely clinical integration topics, including implementing an effective clinical integration plan, strategies to grow clinician engagement within your supply chain, and methods of using actionable data to manage care, contain costs, and reduce waste across your IDN.

All sessions are in Eastern Time (ET). 

Clinical Integration Track: The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

On-Site Experience: Monday, April 12, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Virtual Experience: Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Moderator: Brent Petty, Chief Relationship Officer, Bluegrass Business Media
Faculty: Teresa Dail, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Bob Taylor, SVP, Supply Chain, RWJBarnabas Health

Changing healthcare dynamics are holding providers more accountable for quality and outcomes. IDNs are increasingly implementing clinical integration strategies to respond to this reality but developing the key components of practical clinical integration is a challenge. Tracking data across the continuum of acute, post-acute, and ambulatory services is difficult as well. With clinical integration now a strategic imperative in most markets, these supply chain executives will share their experiences, challenges, and successes in implementing an effective clinical integration plan that considers your organization’s hospital and medical staff capabilities, strategic plan, and vision for the future.

Learning Objectives:

1. Examine the critical success factors needed to accelerate the realization of a successful and sustainable clinical integration network in your organization.
2. Identify steps you can take to build a clinical integration strategy.
3. Discuss the influences at your organization and the impact they will have on implementing clinical integration strategies.

Clinical Integration Track: Clinician Engagement in the Supply Chain

On-Site Experience: Monday, April 12, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Virtual Experience: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Moderator: Nick Gaich, CEO, Nick Gaich and Associates
Faculty: Jimmy Chung, AVP, Perioperative Portfolio, Clinical Program Services, Providence St. Joseph Health and Neeta Moonka, Associate Medical Director, Business Services, Supply Chain, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Given the intensified financial pressures from the COVID-19 pandemic, containing clinician engagement in reducing supply chain and organizational costs has never been more important. As clinicians share a desire to deliver high-quality care, their input assists in the balancing act of clinical intelligence and cost optimization. How can clinician engagement drive margin improvement? What strategies need to be implemented for successful clinician engagement? This session will discuss ways to grow clinician engagement in your supply chain while meeting the challenges of supplying complex and changing IDNs.

Learning Objectives:

1. Outline the roles clinicians play in a successful healthcare supply chain.
2. Identify challenges of collaborating between supply chain and the clinical teams
3. Formulate strategies to meet the challenges reducing organizational costs while improving the quality of care.

Clinical Integration Track: Strategic Insights from Data

On-Site Experience: Monday, April 12, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET
Virtual Experience: Monday, April 26, 2021 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Moderator: Brent Petty, Chief Relationship Officer, Bluegrass Business Media
Faculty: Sara Henderson, VP, Supply Chain, Avera Health and Matt Putman, MBA, CMRP, Director, Supply Chain Operations, UC Health

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDNs developed dashboards to monitor and aid their pandemic-response efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the value of clear, actionable data for clinicians and supply chain leaders. All healthcare leaders, from C-suite executives to clinicians and supply chain leaders, can contribute to the managing and leveraging of actionable data. The discussion in this session will center on clinicians’ role in using strong data management to improve operational efficiencies and optimizing processes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the role of clinicians in managing and leveraging data.
  2. Describe the key performance metrics for clinicians to measure.
  3. Outline actions needed to be taken to successfully construct data integration programs.