Join us at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, FL | April 17-19, 2018

The Only Industry Conference Focused Exclusively  

On Improving Contracting Efficiency in Healthcare    

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HIDA Contract Administration Conference

2017 speakers included:

Conference Speaker
Steve Thompson
lean expert | cardinal
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Colleen Krause
NDC, Inc.

Conference Speaker

Scott Witoszynski
data expert | GHX

Conference Speaker

Beth Gibson

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Steve Wood
Abbott Nutrition

Conference Speaker

Melinda Myers
Abbott Nutrition

Conference Speaker

David Forbes
Mercy Medical Center

Conference Speaker

Brian Zuck
Essentia Health

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Nate Taninecz
Model N

Presenting Sponsor: Supporting Sponsors:

Who Will Benefit?

  • Contract administrators: manufacturer, distributor, and provider professionals involved in contract administration, pricing management, rebate management, and other pricing-related operations
  • National accounts leaders: anyone involved in managing group purchasing organization (GPO) and health system relationships or negotiating pricing and contracts
  • GPO professionals and healthcare supply chain leaders: anyone involved in contract negotiations, pricing management, and/or supplier relationships
  • Department leaders from related areas including IT and finance
  • Anyone else involved in healthcare product contracting

What You’ll Gain

  • Learn what other organizations are doing to improve contract administration efficiency and pricing accuracy
  • Discuss best practices for contract management processes and timeliness
  • Learn new approaches for reducing errors, rebate rejections, and rework
  • Gain insights for getting executive support for changes necessary to achieve key process improvements
  • Meet your counterparts from the “other side of the table” and build the relationships that will enable you to improve joint processes

Why It’s Critical

Pricing discrepancies in the healthcare supply chain increase operating costs for all trading partners, including providers, manufacturers, GPOs, and distributors. In today’s healthcare environment, these wasteful costs can no longer be tolerated. Eliminating pricing errors and improving contract administration efficiency is extremely challenging. Thousands of distinct processes, non-standard facility definitions, and data formats exist. It often seems that every relationship in the supply chain spawns a unique protocol.

In an effort to move toward greater pricing alignment, HIDA’s Contract Administration Workgroup has developed contract communication standards to reduce pricing exceptions and rework. This conference builds on the continued momentum and support for these recommendations, providing ideas for putting them into practice and promoting real change.


Presenting Sponsor - $15,000 (member only)

  • Includes three registrations, exhibit table, visibility on the program, sponsor materials in attendee handout packet; and recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage as Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor - $5,900 (member) | $9,900 (non-member)

  • Includes two registrations, exhibit table, visibility on the program, recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage

Supporter - $2,750 (member) | $6,500 (non-member)

  • Includes one registration, exhibit table, recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage

Health Industry Distributors Association
310 Montgomery Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1516, Phone: (703) 549-4432, Fax: (703) 549-6495