Agenda

AHRMM20+ will be held in Central Time (CT). Schedule is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

*Additional breakout sessions will be will be announced soon.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

5:00 - 6:00 P.M.

Opening Keynote

Same, but Different: How COVID-19 Is Transforming the Supply Chain Professional

In this session, top health care supply chain leaders will discuss how responsibilities and decision making changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how that will affect their teams moving forward. Leaders will share their greatest takeaways and how future operations will work differently for sustainable success.  

MODERATOR:

  • Karen Conway, Vice President, Healthcare Value, GHX

PRESENTERS:

  • Teresa L. Dail RN BSN CMRP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and President, Vanderbilt Supply Chain Solutions, Vanderbilt Health Purchasing Collaborative & Carefluent, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Mary Beth Lang ScD, Chief Supply Chain and Procurement Officer, Kaiser Permanente

  • Lisa Ishii MD, MHS, Senior Vice President of Operations, John Hopkins Health System

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Learning Labs

PPI Is the New Four-Letter Word

It's time to remove the term Physician Preference Item (PPI) from the supply chain vocabulary of the Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) Movement. PPIs make up 40-60% of a hospital's supply costs and perpetuate an environment where waste and unnecessary variation thrive and strategies to optimize value will invariably fail. True Clinical Integration has no place for individual "preference" that disrupts evidence-based, patient-centered value delivery. This panel will discuss real-world examples of moving forward into the new decade free from the constraints of the PPI nomenclature and developing new strategies for optimizing the value of their health care delivery.

PRESENTER:

  • Jimmy Chung, Associate Vice President, Perioperative Portfolio, Providence St. Joseph Health

Working on Behalf of Patient Safety: UDI Impacts on Recall Management Workgroup

The Learning UDI Community (LUC) work group co-leads will present highlights of AHRMM’s LUC UDI Impacts on Recall Management workgroup efforts to: define value of using UDIs for recalls to stakeholders to benefit patient safety; collect information on recall management processes using UDIs; and make recommendations to increase use of UDIs to maximize value. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the recall process cycle from initiation to posting; will become familiar with UDI regulations; and will learn how enabling recall data with UDI will enhance patient safety.

PRESENTER:

  • Barbara Strain, Principal, Barbara Strain Consulting, LLC

  • Dick Perrin, CEO and Founder of Active Innovations

12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

Exhibit Hall 

   

12:45 - 1:15 P.M.

Learning Pavilions

Equipment Sharing: Unlocking New Capital Savings in the COVID-19 Financial Climate

COVID-19 has challenged supply chain leaders to think outside the box. Learn from two health system case studies about an entirely new tranche of cost savings that can be achieved by sharing medical equipment between facilities. 

PRESENTER:

  • Todd Rothenhaus, Chief Executive Officer, Cohealo

What’s Next for Health Care Supply Chain Management--5 Strategies Leaders Should Adopt Now

As health care providers face ongoing disruptions and dramatic pressure on margins, effective supply chain management is more important than ever. This session covers the top five capabilities and strategies that every health care supply chain organization can use to take control in an uncertain world. We’ll explore approaches to expand sourcing capabilities, rethink just in time processes, incorporate demand planning, mitigate supplier risk, and develop the analytics needed to guide your organization and support strategic goals. Join us for more details on how these leading practices position your organization to move forward through current and future challenges.

PRESENTER:

  • Keith Lohkamp, Sr Director Product Strategy, Workday

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Exhibit Hall

   

11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Learning Pavilions

Respiratory Preparedness: How to Design Your Supply Chain to Support Clinicians For the Upcoming Respiratory Season

There are still many unknowns about the upcoming respiratory season.  With flu, pneumonia and COVID-19 all hitting at the same time, this may present challenges to the non-acute supply chain. This session will equip supply chain leaders with:

  • Best practices for the supply chain to prepare for an unusual fall respiratory season

  • Vaccination strategies needed for the coming flu and COVID-19 season

  • Strategies for collaborating with your lab team to design and implement the appropriate testing program

PRESENTERS

  • John Harris, VP, Strategic Accounts- Laboratory, McKesson 
  • Trevor Keeler, Director, Rx Inside Sales, McKesson 

12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

AHRMM Talks

Examining the Increase in Product Disruptions & Exploring Best Practices to Prevent Future Occurrences

From unpredictable demand forecasting to viruses, natural disasters, sterilization concerns and quality control issues, there is no limit to the compounding variables leading to product disruptions in our health care supply chain. This AHRMM Talk provide a situational overview of the uptick in device shortages and disruptions, and outlines key approaches to solve this issue. We’ll discuss how visibility to upstream stakeholders in the supply chain affects disruptions; how collaboration amongst industry entities should unfold; how we can leverage the drug shortages solution; and what suppliers and providers can each do as a next step to help create long-term, sustainable solutions. 

PRESENTER

  • Chaun Powell, Group Vice President, Strategic Supplier Engagement, Premier Inc

Mitigating the Risks in the Global Supply Chain

China has several strengths in manufacturing and will continue to, but the trade war is encouraging a massive migration of manufacturers who are shifting their production to neighboring countries in an effort to mitigate the geo-political risk. These emerging markets offer opportunity but also risk from a long-term cost and quality perspective. Learn the questions providers should be asking their suppliers to understand where they have risk; the importance of having optionality within their supplier base; the potential effect on patient care; and key themes providers should be incorporating into their short- and long-term forecasting. 

PRESENTER

  • Michael Moloney, President, Direct Sourcing, Premier Inc

The Tracking Trifecta: Benchmark and Reduce Supply Chain Waste, Energy and Water Using No-Cost Tools  

Like COVID-19, climate change is a public health emergency that we must mitigate by reducing the carbon pollution from our buildings and transportation. The most cost-effective way to reduce emissions in buildings is to improve their energy efficiency so they don’t use as much. Improving energy efficiency by reducing energy waste has an added benefit of reducing costs; energy can be as much as 15% of operations in the supply chain. When buildings become more energy efficient, businesses are better protected from economic downturns. Building benchmarking will help AHRMM members reduce costs over the short term and carbon pollution over the long term.

PRESENTER

  • Clark Reed, National Program Manger, US EPA

Kanban: What is it? Why do you need to know about it?

As health care operational supply chain is asked to take on more span of control in expense management the ability to efficiently manage products through data and automated ways continues to become the path to the future. Kanban install of inventory management allows for a flexible application in all areas, including procedural areas. Additionally, the ability to calculate usage, days on hand, and effectively manage expired products make a Kanban installation an effective option.

PRESENTERS

  • Matt Putman, Director of Supply Chain Operations, UCHealth

  • Nicholas M Trzeciak, Administrative Director of Distribution & Logistics – Supply Chain, Stanford Health Care

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

12:00 - 1:00 P.M

Week 2 Opening Session

Data: The Invisible Chink in Supply Chain’s Armor

It is well documented that COVID-19 exposed the fragility of health care supply chains. What is not well-understood is how to address those points of fragility and what might be some of the underlying issues that go beyond supply network structures. Consistently, supply chain leaders are clamoring for improved visibility. But is visibility the chink in supply chain’s armor or is the chink something that is typically beyond supply chain’s control. In this session, we will discuss the invisible chink and how supply chain can work with other leaders across the organization, as well as partners within its supply network, to remedy the crack in its armor.

PRESENTER

  • Dr. Randy V. Bradley, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management, The University of Tennessee

1:15 - 2:15 P.M.

Learning Labs

Mobile Apps: The Portal to Reduce Cost and Increase Productivity

Mobile apps are simplifying work and streamlining communications in many diverse industries. Learn how mobile apps can greatly improve a kan ban system, enhance a UDI methodology and collect data to decrease operational costs and improve employee productivity never seen before in the SCO.

PRESENTERS

  • Brent Wigington, Director Operations Integration, Intermountain Healthcare

  • Cynthia Shumway, Director, Supply Chain Shared Solutions Business Applications, Intermountain Healthcare

  • Don Bradshow, Sr. Supply Chain Operations Director, Intermountain Healthcare

The Key to Moving from Surviving COVID-19 to Thriving

This session will benefit hospitals large and small. Experienced panelists will share practical tips and techniques on how to leverage data standards including the unique device identifier (UDI) and the data within the global unique device identifier database (GUDID) to deal with supply shortages, disruptions and recalls. They will discuss how to improve the data within your systems to better capture demand real time and identify product substitutions. They will engage participants in a discussion regarding the things we need to do today to be better prepared for future supply chain disruptions.

PRESENTERS

  • Nancy LeMaster, CEO, Nancy J LeMaster Consulting

  • Kay Hysel, Director Accounting and Supply Chain Informatics, Mayo Clinic

  • Susan Morris, Health Care Executive    

  • Sandi Michel, Director Supply Chain Strategy, FMOLHS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Learning Labs

Leveraging the CQO Model in Stakeholder Engagement: Discussion of Defense Medical Logistics Enterprise

An examination of the Military Healthcare System (MHS) will provide valuable insights that participants may apply to their strategic planning and to their engagements with government agencies. Discussion of the Defense Medical Logistics Enterprise and its response to the COVID-19 crisis will highlight the value of the Cost, Quality and Outcomes (CQO) model in business case development and stakeholder engagements. Strategic planning must consider the full potential of the supply chain to deliver cost-effective and high-quality health care and to deliver needed outcomes for the full range of missions.   

PRESENTERS

  • Mark Dole, Director of Logistics Program, OASD (Heath Affairs), U.S. Army Medical Command

Demand Planning -- the Intersection of Patient and Product

Health systems have successfully employed a best practice used outside of healthcare to improve the performance of its Supply Chain – Demand Planning.  Demand planning is the process of forecasting patient needs so supplies can be produced and delivered more efficiently to the satisfaction of customers. Demand planning is considered an essential step in supply chain planning in just about every industry but healthcare delivery. Demand Planning should no longer be a foreign concept for healthcare providers. It has applicability to providers large and small and can return great results.

PRESENTERS

  • Anna Pinilla, Demand Planner, Dartmouth–Hitchcock Health

  • Curtis Lancaster, Demand Planner, Vice President of Supply Chain, Dartmouth–Hitchcock Health

12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

Exhibit Hall  

   

12:45 - 1:15 P.M.

Learning Pavilions

Over-Indexing and Overspending: Getting Protection Right

Health care decision-makers understand the need to provide clinicians with appropriate protection in multiple scenarios. But, confusion over PPE ratings and guidelines--and the proliferation of me too products can result in clinical disruption and overspending in one of the hospital’s largest purchase categories. 

PRESENTER

  • Joe Hannibal, Marketing Director, Halyard Surgical Solutions

Hidden Cash in the Supply Chain: How Cedars-Sinai Improves Operations While Battling Constant Change

Michelle has led the AP team for 20+ years adjusting to the constant impact of change. Change in technology, change in people, change in compliance. Watch to hear her story about identifying control gaps, recovering funds, and improving supplier operations.

PRESENTER

  • Michelle Flewellyn Wiggins, Associate Director, Accounts Payable, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

  • Phil Beane, Senior Vice President, Global Field Operations at apexanalytix

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Exhibit Hall

   

11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Learning Pavilions

Navigating the Waves of COVID-19: Maintain Your Seat at the Table by Ensuring Preparedness for Elective Surgeries

Supply chain plays a critical role in navigating the challenges of performing elective surgeries during COVID-19. Through physician engagement, applying PPE best practices and leveraging clinical evidence, supply chain empowers the organization to continue surgical procedures during the pandemic.

PRESENTERS

  • Andrew C. Furman, MD, MMM, FACEP, Executive Director, Clinical Excellence, ECRI

  • Timothy Browne, Executive Director-PriceGuide-Supply Chain Services, ECRI

  • David Jamison, Executive Director, Selection and Evaluation, ECRI

Navigating the Path to Financial Recovery

Falling profits and declining revenue are a common outcome from COVID-19, your GPO can help. As your supply chain partner, GPO’s can help you lower your costs while optimizing your spend – setting you on the path to recovery.

PRESENTERS

  • Julia McAllister, SVP Sales & Account Management, Intalere

  • Richard Mackey, Senior Vice President, IT, Intalere

  • Todd Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Intalere

12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

Learning Labs

Using Advanced Analytics to Navigate Supply Disruptions and Increased Demand During COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted every health system. There is a need for greater supply visibility to predict demand, allocate inventory based on demand, empower frontline employees with decision-making authority and update models in real-time to mitigate the impact of supply disruptions. Join us to learn how Johns Hopkins clinically integrated supply chain team effectively institutionalized a data infused decision-making framework to protect JHHS staff, enable patient care and mitigate global supply disruptions while planning for post-COVID future.

PRESENTER

  • Rahul Tiwari, Senior Director, Analytics, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Master the Challenge: Revenue Cycle and Materials Management Collaboration

Data can be the bridge to improve billing compliance and reimbursement with regard to materials management. In this session, you will learn how to leverage your data and technology to improve cross-functional collaboration to optimize revenue and ensure better outcomes.

PRESENTER

  • Jennifer Lavoie, Director, Customer Care, Craneware

  • Jeremy Hall, Inventory Analyst, Freeman Health System

  • Karen Peterson, Craneware

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6

12:00 - 1:00 P.M.

Week 3 Opening Session

The Impact of COVID-19 and the Outlook for the Future

Leading futurist Ian Morrison, PhD, reviews key trends affecting politics, policy, economics and the strategic response of health care stakeholders nationally to the COVID-19 crisis. A series of seven scenarios of how the health system may evolve will be shared with the implications for hospitals and other health care stakeholders identified.

PRESENTER

  • Ian Morrison, Health Care Futurist and Author

1:15 - 2:15 P.M.

Exhibit Hall

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Learning Labs

Measure for Measure – Do You Have the Keys to Unlock Supply Chain Excellence?

AHRMM developed the AHRMM Keys for Supply Chain Excellence to provide the industry with a vetted and standardized set of accessible, metrically based indicators. These Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will allow supply chain professionals to measure their performance over time in fundamental areas and quantify the value of their organization’s supply chain to executive leadership. In this session, members of the Keys Workgroups will provide an overview of why AHRMM pursued this initiative, Phase I Keys and proposed Keys, and finally, they will share challenges faced by the team and ask for your input via an interactive group discussion.

PRESENTER

  • Steve Kiewiet,Chief Commercial Officer, Intalere, AHRMM Board Chair-Elect

  • Brent Petty, Industry Consultant Lexmark Healthcareteve Kiewiet,Chief Commercial Officer, Intalere, AHRMM Board Chair-Elect

  • Mike Duke, Former Senior Network Director, Vizient, Retired

Strategic Sourcing PPE During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As health care organizations looked toward novel PPE manufacturers during COVID-19, sourcing teams were forced to quickly develop processes to vet non-traditional manufacturers and suppliers to ensure patient and front-line staff safety. Hear from three different organizations about their process, how they ensured quality products were secured, and new supplier relationships were developed.

PRESENTERS

  • Eric Swaim, Manager of Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management, Texas Children's Hospital

  • Kelli McRory, Enterprise Director of Clinical Strategic Sourcing, Jefferson Health

  • Lisa Fohey, Health Care Supply Chain Executive

12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

Exhibit Hall   

   

12:45 - 1:15 P.M.

Learning Pavilions

Beyond the Barcode: Patient Safety

There is no doubt that the safety and wellbeing of patients is the #1 priority for clinicians, but it’s also true for supply chain and inventory management professionals in health care. Managing inventory appropriately is critical to the success of patient care.

PRESENTER

  • Vicky Lyle, Owens & Minor

  • Kevin Capatch, Director, Process Engineering, Geisinger

Beyond the Pandemic: Optimizing the Health Care Supply Chain for Resiliency, Transparency and Efficiency

The current public health crisis has highlighted the vulnerabilities and limitations in our healthcare supply chain.  While interim steps have been taken to mitigate critical shortages in PPE and medical supplies, much more can be done to improve long term resiliency and efficiency.

PRESENTER

  • Amar Sanghera, Global Leader Supply Chain, Global Business Services, IBM

  • Kim Reheiser, Program Director, Sterling Supplier Management and Control Tower Solutions IBM

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Learning Labs

From Pandemic to Purpose: Four Phases to Elevate Supply Chain, Advance CQO & Expedite Results

COVID-19 has raised awareness of the criticality of the supply chain.  Now is the time to move from pandemic to purpose with executives and physicians.  This interactive learning lab describes a 12-month CQO journey from “forming” to “performing”.  We will review the organization’s lessons learned and key success factors associated with CQO progression at each of the four stages of development (forming, storming, norming, and performing).  Attendees will be able to recognize the current “CQO” stage of their organization and utilize a list of key success factors and lessons learned to progress to the next development stage of CQO.

PRESENTERS

  • Angie Haggard, Chief Operating Officer, Ron Denton & Associates

  • Keith Murphy, VP of Supply Chain Services, University of Miami Health System

You're Not Alone: Collaborative Tools to Assist in Sourcing PPE

Learn what valuable tools that have been developed to help you source PPE. Hear from AHRMM and GHX as they discuss how they developed a vendor vetting process to approve non-traditional manufactures. This process led to a collaboration with HealthEquip and GovShop to create marketplaces where hospitals and other business can directly purchase PPE. You are not alone in your search for PPE, a collaborative of many organizations is leading the way to vet vendors and products to ensure you're able to protect patients and front-line staff.

PRESENTERS

  • Mike Schiller, Senior Director of Supply Chain, AHRMM

  • Karen Conway, Vice President, Healthcare Value Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)

  • Bill Burke, CEO, HealthEquip

  • Raj Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, Public Spend Forum

12:15 - 1:15 P.M.

  Closing Keynote

Becoming the Supply Chain Leader of Our Future

As COVID-19 tested the operational resilience of our health care supply chain, we also gained powerful insights about our collective leadership preparedness. The health care supply chain became front-page news as our strengths and vulnerabilities surfaced, and every supply chain leader now has the undivided attention of their C-suite.

So now what? What will you do with your voice? How will you advance supply chain’s strategic agenda? How will you KEEP your seat at the table? It’s our moment of truth, and this is no time to play small.

Joe Walsh, of Supply Chain Sherpas, will summarize interviews and survey results with more than 250 supply chain leaders to help you:

  • Identify the essential elements of supply chain’s strategic agenda

  • Identify new sourcing, purchasing, and logistics strategies, which are evolving as health systems apply lessons learned from COVID-19

  • Learn how to build relationships and engage executives for success

  • Understand the competencies and attributes necessary for leading the supply chain function of today and tomorrow (you will also get access to the enhanced “2020 Supply Chain Leader of our Future” survey results to help inform your professional development investments)


PRESENTER

  • Joe Walsh, Founder, Coach and Educator at Supply Chain Sherpas

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