Supply Chain and Clinical Supply Chain Leadership Series – Supply Chain Operational Excellence: Spotlight on MedStar Health

February 19, 2020

Supply chain executives & managers have an ongoing need for sharing best practices in their profession.  Supply chain touches all aspects of the health care delivery system from clinical to operational to financial and is an increasingly strategic function within provider organizations.  By understanding how others achieve success within these varied areas—through collaboration with professionals and leaders—learnings can spread more quickly, resulting in better patient care at lower costs

Target Audience

  • Supply chain leaders and executives
  • Clinical leaders of supply chain
  • Value analysis leaders and professionals
  • Nurses

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the value of benchmark data against cohorts of similar organizations as a key driver for targeting improvement activities for the healthcare supply chain
  2. Describe how price management, purchase management, transaction efficiency, purchase standardization, clinical integration and supplier diversity can each contribute to supply chain operational resilience
  3. Discuss leading or emerging practices among supply chain leaders and staff contributing to organizational efforts to advance supply chain strategy, enhance operational efficiencies, reduce unfavorable variation and impact the cost of care

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/19/2020 - 11:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/19/2020 - 12:30pm CST
Live via webcast
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and the presenter have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Molly Zmuda, MHA
Senior Networks Director
Rosemary Curran, MBA
Associate Vice President, Media Productions
Ian O’Malley, MS
Director of Strategic Sourcing
University of Chicago Medicine
Gary Rakes, MS
System Vice President of Supply Chain
Aspirus, Inc.
Jerry Kostal, BSBA
Director, Supply Chain, Procurement & Logistics
Nebraska Methodist Health System
DeAnne Short, MBA
Director of CQVA and Clinical Sourcing
Premier Health
Jim Churchman
Vice President, System Supply Chain
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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