Moderator: Régine (Honoré) Villain, MPH, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Medical University of South Carolina
Panelists: George Y. Hersch, Vice President, Materiel Management, Norton Healthcare; Roger Larkin, Director, Supply Chain, Maury Regional Medical Center; Flavius Toader, Director, Supply Chain,Northern Michigan Supply Alliance - Munson Healthcare | CHE Trinity Health
What happens when competitors become collaborators? Understand the journey that two competitive healthcare systems took in joining forces to accelerate their rate of supply cost reduction in response to Health Care Reform.
IDNs will benefit from understanding how collaborations with competitors can make both a stronger negotiating presence in their market, while suppliers will benefit from an understanding of what it takes to grow in new or existing markets.
By working together, instead of against one another, traditionally competitive health systems can collaborate together to identify top health priorities and strategies to improve on and implement new care processes.
1. Describe the formation of a Joint Purchasing Collaborative.
2. Analyze the results of our joint purchasing effort to date.
3. Explore future opportunities and methodologies in collaboration.