Moderator: Francine Wilson, MA, MS, CMRP, Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain Management, University Health System
Presenters: Richard Bagley, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Intermountain Healthcare and Harry Kirschner, Executive Director, The Advisory Board Company
Continued progress in effective supply chain management is critical as healthcare reform accelerated the rate of change for the US healthcare delivery system. Is the law separating winners from losers? Financial models, characterized by pay for performance, gainsharing and bundled payments, bring great opportunity for those who understand the supply chain’s impact on savings and clinical performance across the continuum of care. In this forward-looking session, we’ll discuss how business efficiencies, financial returns and support of clinical quality improvement from consolidated supply chains is necessary for advancement when mergers, acquisitions and other forms of strategic alignment have affected
organizational strategy. You’ll learn what to expect and how to prepare for continued cost-cutting measures within a context of increased performance and outcomes.
1. Identify three lessons learned in healthcare reform and how to make meaningful change.
2. Define the characteristics of “winners” under reform.
3. Describe areas to help mitigate risk.