8:30 am

Supply chain leaders have prioritized cost management and clinical integration as integral to developing a cohesive strategy that delivers greater value to patients and ensures cost-savings for their organization. By gaining insight into the C-suite perspectives, supply chain leaders can align a supply chain strategy with the goals of the health care system and achieve on value-based care.

  • Explore the challenges faced by the C-suite and ways to align your efforts with organizational goals to improve key performance indicators and secure cost savings
  • Foster executive buy-in for sustainable supply chain programs
  • Develop a comprehensive roadmap for the future in accordance with your organization’s overarching cost, quality, and outcome goals
  • Discuss how to achieve supply chain integration across a merged enterprise


John Wright
John Wright
Vice President, Supply Chain
Intermountain Healthcare


Mary Beth Briscoe
Mary Beth Briscoe
Chief Financial Officer, UHealth, Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Karen Teitelbaum
Karen Teitelbaum
Chief Executive Officer
Sinai Health System

Regine Honore Villain
Regine Honore Villain, MPH, CMRP
System Vice President Supply Chain Network & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Ochsner Health System

9:30 am

A hospital supply chain that fuses logistical and purchasing operations with clinical elements is paramount to providing optimal supply chain results. A clinically integrated supply chain facilitates more open communication about the quality and costs of inventory items, increasing all around effectiveness and allowing clinicians to spend more time with their patients. By collecting accurate and specific data about product variation and integrating this with other financial and outcomes data, supply chain leaders can create a holistic picture of the costs, quality, and outcomes that are meaningful to the organization.

  • Utilize clinical evidence and outcomes data to inform the conversation
  • Learn how to use evidence-based data to drive decision making by clinical and administrative teams
  • Understand how clinical engagement and education reduce product variation and improve standardization
  • Leverage administrative and clinical input to ensure a clinically effective and cost-conscious inventory
Bob Beyer
Bob Beyer
Vice President, Supply Chain Services
Hospital Sisters Health System

Teresa Dail
Teresa Dail
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

10:45 am

Understanding health care logistics’ growing role in home care is integral to an effective supply chain strategy. Health care supply chain leaders were previously tasked with optimizing their acute-care supply chain processes and are now challenged to apply those same standardization practices to the non-acute care setting. Learn how Intermountain standardizes supply chain operations across the care continuum to deliver the full benefits of patient-centered care.

  • Consider key challenges, opportunities, and trends for the supply chain related to home care
  • Identify opportunities to standardize and automate processes across the continuum of care
John Wright
John Wright
Vice President, Supply Chain
Intermountain Healthcare

11:30 am

As supply chain leaders take a more active role in pharmacy strategic sourcing and procurement needs, it is important to consider the specific operational processes and strategic goals of each department. Particular focus on challenges such as drug shortages, contract compliance, and acquisition cost management and value analysis can be beneficial. By gaining a clearer understanding of how supply chain and pharmacy overlap, leaders can bring advanced value to both pharmacy and supply chain strategic imperatives.

  • Learn how to foster collaboration between supply chain and pharmacy leaders
  • Identify inventory management and forecasting tools and techniques that can help mitigate drug shortages, identify appropriate alternatives, and communicate to the clinical teams
  • Identify opportunities in contract compliance, rebate management, and bulk purchasing opportunities
  • Collaborate to advance drug cost management with contracting and utilization initiatives
  • Learn synergies in pharmacy and supply chain processes that would improve formulary management for both drugs and medical supplies
Lorraine Lee
Lorraine Lee
Chief Pharmacy Officer; Vice President, Supply Chain
Yale New Haven Health

12:15 pm
1:30 pm

In today’s accountable health care environment, where strategic sourcing influences patient outcomes, clinicians and supply chain leaders are working more closely than ever to provide safe, effective, and cost-efficient health care. As budgets are further constrained, one of the most significant ways to sustain health care costs is by focusing on variation reduction and standardization of care.

  • Identify key decision points in the sourcing and contracting process for physician and clinician engagement
  • Recognize the need for a data-driven supply chain, rooted in analytics, clinical studies, and comprehensive, validated resources
  • Implement strategies to appropriately and effectively embed clinicians in the contracting process
Allen Passerallo
Allen Passerallo
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing Supply Chain Management
Cleveland Clinic

2:15 pm

As cost, quality, and outcomes continue to define the value-based model in health care, hospitals, IDNs, and suppliers must collaborate to understand the clinical and economic impact of products and services to achieve value and share risk. When these partnerships align around common values and interests, all parties benefit from the increase in shared accountability and the development of more tailored, effective supply chain solution.

  • Discuss the benefits of strategic partnerships in developing sustainable transformation
  • Navigate the unique needs of each partnership to create a shared vision for continuous success
  • Leverage your supplier relationships to drive continuous improvements in supply chain efficiency and clinical integration
Shirine Faris
Shirine Faris
Sr. National Director
Medtronic Alliance Program

Meena Medler
Meena Medler, MBA, MSPA-C
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Value Analysis
Supply Chain Management
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Betty Jo Rocchio
Betty Jo Rocchio
Chief Nursing Optimization Officer

3:30 pm

A major challenge within the supply chain is ensuring the effectiveness of the supply, the maintenance of a product, and continuity of services despite unexpected disruptions. Understand how to develop risk prevention strategies to ensure supply chain continuity.

  • Understand how to manage supply disruptions, shortages, and mitigate risk to ensure patient satisfaction
  • Develop a business continuity plan to ensure effective supply chain operations and disaster recovery plans
  • Nurture supplier relationships to ensure effective partnerships and risk prevention
Pamela Bryant
Pamela Bryant
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Parkland Hospital

4:15 pm

Break into small facilitated groups to discuss one of these topics.

Mergers & Acquisitions: Mergers and acquisitions show no signs of slowing down, and it is often supply chain’s role to help spearhead integration efforts across disparate systems. Discuss key strategies for achieving standardization across a merged enterprise.

UDIs: UDI implementation has been a slow process but promises many benefits for standardization and product safety. Share challenges, successes, and important lessons from the UDI implementation journey.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework: xplore risk-based management models and comply with FDA’S new guidance on Cyber Security.

Emergency Preparedness: After Hurricane Katrina and Maria, health care supply chains are keenly aware of the need to have a response plan to natural disasters. Discuss strategies to prepare for emergencies that have the potential to catastrophically impact the supply chain.

Karen Conway
Karen Conway, MSHCD, CMRP
Vice President, Healthcare Value

Brent Petty
Brent Petty
System Vice President, Supply Chain
Wellmont Health System