Fall IDN Summit Learning Objectives

2022 FALL IDN Summit

8/28-31/22 Phoenix, AZ


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Conference Learning Objectives

Pharmacy Executive Forum

  1. Define a successful succession planning method.
  2. Evaluate how the IDN is preparing the next generation of leaders.
  3. Outline a plan to overcome technician shortages and cost of labor issues.
  4. Identify a plan for preventing worker burnout.
  5. Define the hospital-at-home care delivery model.
  6. Evaluate what this model looks like for the health system.
  7. Identify opportunities and challenges with the hospital-at-home delivery model.
  8. Explain how to understand regulations around this delivery model.
  9. Define the goals of med safety in the supply chain.
  10. Evaluate how your organization is educating its workforce.
  11. Explain updating system processes and procedures.
  12. Identify ways for getting buy-in for adoption.

Executive Leadership Track

  1. Define current global supply chain trends.
  2. Label potential challenges and risks on the horizon.
  3. Evaluate legislation changes at the local, state, and federal levels.
  4. Explore market value implications of global supply chain disruptions.
  5. Identify trends that will become long-term impacts on the healthcare supply chain.
  6. Define the most pressing issues facing chief supply chain officers.
  7. Evaluate trends and risks that organizations need to prepare for.
  8. Analyze healthcare supply chain reorganizations.
  9. Define the changing relationship between the clinicians and the supply chain.
  10. State trends that are short-term versus long-term changes.
  11. Define what the supply chain/clinicians needs to do to better this relationship moving forward.
  12. Identify the evolving expectations of patients as consumers.

Cultivating Talent Track

  1. Devise how to identify and hire the best talent.
  2. Analyze how remote work initiatives creates opportunities to identify candidates.
  3. Prepare for a highly competitive hiring market.
  4. Define best practices for recruiting high-level talent.
  5. Define best practices for an organization to mold and grow talent into future leaders.
  6. Question what organizations can do to challenge rising stars without creating burnout.
  7. Evaluate new hiring challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
  8. Categorize the best ways to identify internal candidates with leadership aptitude.
  9. Define best practices for an organization to retain top talent in the industry.
  10. State the impact of having a remote workforce and how to best to support your team.
  11. Explain what teambuilding exercises can be done to accommodate the remote team.
  12. Identify reasons for high employee turnover rates in the healthcare industry.

Financial Operations Track

  1. Define the financial impact of the organization’s inventory management and logistics.
  2. Question how systems and processes can be improved to better serve the patient.
  3. Explain what innovative solutions can be created to improve the process.
  4. Differentiate between industry and service levels of influence on inventory practices versus general business reasons.
  5. Discuss the State of IDN Supply Chain metrics today.
  6. Review research on healthcare supply chain metrics and benchmarks for 2022.
  7. Define headwinds and tailwinds to improving alignment to supply chain metrics alignment to strategy.
  8. Outline steps that health systems can leverage to optimize the use of supply chain benchmarks.
  9. Evaluate how de-risking the supply chain can improve the bottom line for an organization.
  10. Analyze if it is smart to invest in product manufacturing.
  11. Identify how to leverage a GPO to assist in de-risking.
  12. Define solid supply chain optimization techniques.

Clinical Integration Track

  1. Justify the statement that clinicians are the largest group of decision-makers and consumers of supplies in the supply chain.
  2. Define the best processes and systems needed to improve the clinical relationship with the supply chain.
  3. Evaluate what is being done well and what needs improvement to improve the patient experience.
  4. Define the challenges for clinical supply chain management post-pandemic.
  5. Define what value analysis processes have been altered during the pandemic.
  6. Evaluate permeant changes versus trends.
  7. Identify changes being implemented for the future of the value analysis program.
  8. Describe how companies that conduct a PVA can improve services.
  9. Evaluate how the system identifies, benchmarks, and utilizes data and analytics.
  10. Describe the impact AI can make to improve processes.
  11. Question how transparent your organization is tracking what is improving the process and what is not.
  12. Define how enhancing healthcare clinical analytics can provide better frontline care.

Pharmacy Financial Operations Track

  1. Define various sources of pharmaceutical revenue.
  2. Explain the challenges of capturing payments.
  3. Identify opportunities for pharmacy revenue through contracting, GPO, and Partnerships.
  4. Describe new opportunities for new revenue.
  5. Formulate strategies to gain collaboration buy-in throughout the organization.
  6. Discuss financial challenges of inventory and logistics in today’s environment.
  7. Analyze the global factors and identify disruptions in the market.
  8. Identify opportunities in the improvement of current processes.
  9. Explain the 2023 payment guidelines impacting inpatient and outpatient pharmacy.
  10. Outline future payment rule trends and developments.
  11. Formulate mitigation strategies for payment guideline changes.

Pharmacy Clinical Track

  1. Define biosimilars and their uses.
  2. Outline how to get buy-in on biosimilars from clinicians.
  3. Analyze the impact of biosimilars on patient care.
  4. Demonstrate opportunities for biosimilars with supply chain shortages.
  5. Identify current technology trends in the pharmaceutical field.
  6. Define innovation in the pharmacy.
  7. Explain the clinical impact of technology in the pharmacy.
  8. Describe how to improve pharmacy system processes
  9. Define artificial intelligence and its uses in the pharmacy.
  10. Analyze data to improve patient care.
  11. Identify benchmarking and transparency metrics.
  12. Compare what is available now versus what the future holds.

Thought Leadership Panel

  1. Define how the global chain supply has been disrupted by the global pandemic.
  2. Identify how reimbursement changes are impacting healthcare.
  3. Investigate how population health is affecting the organization’s role in supply chain management.
  4. Evaluate the relationship between the CFO and Supply Chain leadership pre- and post-pandemic.



Senior Executive Forum

  1. Discuss primary topics of interest from your experience at your organization.
  2. Identify current best practices and evaluate new solutions.
  3. Evaluate opportunities for organizational improvement and strategies for implementation.
  4. Define the causes of the global supply chain shortages.
  5. Identify the impacts of the global supply chain shortages on the healthcare industry.
  6. Explain how understanding the impacts on the GSC can help build a more resilient organizational supply chain.
  7. Forecast the long-term impacts of the global supply chain on healthcare organizations.
  8. Define innovations in the healthcare supply chain.
  9. Describe the importance of collaborations with the supplier/manufacturers/GPOs and providers.
  10. Identify challenges and opportunities across the healthcare supply chain.
  11. Explain de-risking the supply chain.
  12. Identify Opportunities to de-risk your Supply Chain.
  13. Outline successful implementation best practices.
  14. Evaluate the IDNs biggest roadblocks of implementation.


Idea Exchanges-Supply Chain

  1. Define value-based contracts.
  2. Identify the challenges and opportunities of partnerships in creating value-based contracts.
  3. Explain the importance of the supplier and provider collaboration.
  4. Evaluate how the global supply chain issues are impacting organizations and value-based contracts.
  5. Define your role in the integrated delivery network.
  6. Investigate how the supply chain can improve the IDN’s cost quality and outcomes.
  7. Identify how to balance lowering costs against improving quality.
  8. Describe the challenges facing integrated delivery networks.

Idea Exchanges-Pharmacy/Nursing

  1. Define technology disruptions in the pharmaceutical system.
  2. Identify innovation opportunities.
  3. Describe new entrants and their impact.
  4. Distinguish trends versus long-term solutions.
  5. Define the Joint Commission Accreditation.
  6. Outline the process for pursuing accreditation.
  7. Investigate changes in regulations post-pandemic.
  8. Identify best practices in preparing for visits.


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