Thought Leaders

white paper release  

 


January 9, 2013


Manufacturer and Distributor Execs Share Strategies

at First Ever Distributors Thought Leaders Meeting:

White Paper to be Released at March Exec Conference


HIDA's Thought Leaders initiative

Dave Myers of Seneca Medical, Chris Fagnani of Lynn Medical, Javara Perrilliat of Owens & Minor and Steve Blazejewski of Covidien share recommendations.

 
Akhil Agrawal, American Medical Depot makes a point on the impact of outcomes-related risk to his customers

Akhil Agrawal, American Medical Depot makes a point on the impact of risk to his customers.



Arlington, Va. – Fifty leading manufacturer and distributor executives recently gathered as part of HIDA’s Thought Leaders project to discuss the revolutionary changes occurring in healthcare and how manufacturers and distributors can best respond.


Thought Leaders Develop Recommendations for Healthcare Supply Chain


McKinsey & Company's Reinout Goedvolk talks with panelists.

McKinsey & Company's Reinout Goedvolk talks with panelists.

The forum was a focal point of the HIDA Educational Foundation’s
Thought Leaders project with McKinsey & Company.  The project also incorporated dozens of interviews with healthcare provider and group purchasing executives for their perspectives on trends including reimbursement cuts, consolidation, and healthcare reform.



“We started the project to understand the rapid changes occurring in our industry and their impact on our members,” said Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Hilla.  “These changes are profound. For example, providers who were interviewed said they are under pressure to cut as much as 30% from their supply chain costs.”


Participants discussed a total of 16 different strategic recommendations relating to four key themes that resulted from research. Final recommendations and key themes will be presented in an upcoming white paper and released at HIDA’s Executive Conference in March.


Brad Connett of Henry Schein delivers insights to meeting participants while Doug Shaver of McKesson listens at HIDA's Thought Leaders initiative.

Brad Connett of Henry Schein delivers insights to meeting participants while Doug Shaver of McKesson listens.


 
Joan Eliasek of McKesson, Steve Inacker of Cardinal Health, and Dennis Clock of Clock Medical share ideas about reducing supply chain costs.

Joan Eliasek of McKesson, Steve Inacker of Cardinal Health, and Dennis Clock of Clock Medical share ideas about reducing supply chain costs.



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About HIDA
The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is the premier trade association representing medical products distribution. HIDA members primarily serve the nation’s hospital, long term care, and physician/alternate care markets. For more information, visit www.HIDA.org or www.streamlininghealthcare.org.


About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company, Inc., is a global management consulting firm dedicated to helping the world's leading organizations address their strategic challenges. McKinsey advises on strategic, operational, organizational and technological issues of concern to senior management.  For more information, visit www.McKinsey.com.