Many supply chain executives are leveraging artificial intelligence and digital technologies to provide data points to predict supply demand, automate supply chain processes, and provide insights into the supply chain. Discuss ways to leverage artificial intelligence to optimize supply chain management across the care continuum.
- Examine how to leverage artificial intelligence and robotics to improve supply chain efficiencies and provide data insights
- Leverage technology to automate and standardize supply chain processes
- Utilize analytics to analyze cost variance and predict inventory demand
Former System Vice President, Supply Chain
Wellmont Health System
Health Care Purchasing News
Operating Room (OR) supplies are one of the leading supply costs in the hospital. Documentation and charging of OR supplies are typically inconsistent and pose operational challenges for OR nurses and also lead to loss of revenue. Additionally, the need to comply with UDI (unique device indicator) within the EMR’s common clinical data sets adds more manual work to the clinician taking away from direct clinical care. To address these challenges, RFID technology has been leveraged to reduce the burden of clinical documentation and increase the accuracy of charge capture.
- Examine the use of RFID technology to increase charge capture and accuracy with minimal nursing interventions
- Discover how automation can reduce burden for OR nurses, increase time spent with patients, and minimize supply charge delays
- Understand the process and cost of utilizing RFID technology for inventory control
- Explore the advantages of leveraging RFID technology to other technologies
Director, Materials Management
Adena Health System
Supply chain data can provide supply chain insights, inform decision-making, support logistical excellence, and reduce the total cost of patient care. Understand how to retrieve the data, build data networks, improve clinical data analytics, and ensure supply chain savings.
- Leverage analytics to guide supply chain procurement and category management decisions
- Utilize data to identify clinical variation, establish clinical integration, and optimize physician engagement
- Improve analytics to enhance supply chain operations and logistics
- Leverage GS1 data standards to manage and control product inventory and locate information
- Collect more complete and accurate data that can be shared with suppliers
Op. VP Service Line Strategy
Owens & Minor
Director, Supply Chain Strategy
Franciscan Missionaries Of Our Lady Health System
Consolidated service center and self-distribution strategies have been leveraged to curb the cost of inefficient distribution models. Self-distribution models and self-owned warehouses can be used to create more lean processes and eliminate distributors from the model. This improved system reduces the fees associated with receiving supplies and ensures cost-savings. In this session, consider innovations in distribution to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
- Improve fill rates, productivity, and order fulfillment accuracy through self-distribution methods
- Understand how to successfully create a self-distribution system and assess whether the model would work for your organization
Population health management often has more to do with the social determinants of health (SDOH) than clinical care. As anchors in their communities, hospitals and health care systems are increasingly expected to help address SDOH but believe they lack the resources and skills to do so. Learn how supply chain can help structure and implement population health management programs, further strengthening its position as a strategic asset in the transition to value-based health care.
- Leverage foundational supply chain skills to meet population health management objectives
- Integrate population health initiatives into current procurement activities vs. creating new programs at added costs
- Describe how leading health care systems are leveraging their supply chains to optimize population health initiatives
Vice President, Healthcare Value
With a shift in supply chain activities, tools, and goals, recruitment for the next generation of supply chain talent calls for more specialized leadership and management skills. The next generation needs to understand not only its organization’s supply chain, but also that of its customers, vendors, and suppliers. With the rapid growth in supply chain, health care organizations must take action to find and retain qualified talent.
- Learn how to attract the most qualified talent
- Discuss how to retain the best employees
- Understand ways to invest in talent for future success
- Examine employee retention rates and how to improve employee satisfaction
Assistant Vice President, Sourcing
Pandion Optimization Alliance
Manager of Supply Chain Service Analytics
University Of Miami