Moderator: Bruce Carlson, Health Care Resource, Supply Chain, Material Management, and Interim Staffing, R.B. Carlson and Associates, LLC
Presenters: Burdette Brown, Director of Supply Operations, Northfield Hospital and Clinics and Dennis Mullins, SVP, Supply Chain Operations, Indiana University Health
As IDNs continue to grow exponentially, their inventory management initiatives need to keep up with the challenges this growth presents. This session will discuss recent inventory management trends such as: cloud-based inventory management platforms, improved data and analytics tools, new contracting models, changing reimbursement landscape, new healthcare paradigms such as population health management, increased pressures from cyber security threats and of course the constant demand of improving margins and cutting waste.
1) Analyze recent initiatives in inventory management that are improving bottom-line performance of the healthcare supply chain.
2) Compare inventory management trends to ensure you are focused on the ones that are most imperative for your IDN.
3) Prepare the strategies to optimize your inventory management programs to ensure the efficiency and security of your supply chain.