Get the latest on issues impacting your customers during Streamlining Healthcare education sessions. HIDA experts will share insights on changes in provider reimbursement, new research on emerging supply chain trends, and more.

AMS-accredited sales reps can earn AMS points for the year at the HIDA conference. For details about HIDA’s AMS accreditation program or earning points contact HIDA.

Making The Case For Quality Products

September 26, 2018 | 8:30–10:30am
Session sponsored by: BD

Panel includes:
Eric Tritch, VP, Supply Chain Distribution & Logistics, UChicago Medicine
Thomas Lubotsky, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Advocate Health Care
Michael Prokopis, Vice President, Supply Chain, Steward Health Care

What does “quality” really mean in today’s healthcare environment? This session is designed to bring together suppliers and health system leaders to understand the answers to that question. HIDA Vice President of Government Affairs Linda Rouse O’Neill will open with an update on how provider quality metrics are changing, and then IDN supply chain leaders will participate in an interactive panel discussion on:

  • How quality metrics impact supply chain decisions
  • Why provider and supplier definitions of “quality” and “value” are often so different
  • How suppliers can sell “quality” in a cost-conscious healthcare environment

The Changing Political Landscape And Its Impact On Healthcare Supply Chain

September 26, 2018 | 4:00–5:00pm
Session sponsored by: BD

Linda Rouse O’Neill, Vice President, Government Affairs, HIDA
Josh Babb, Director, Government, HIDA
Mary Beth Spencer, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, HIDA

Get critical insights on the political, regulatory, and reimbursement issues impacting healthcare suppliers and providers in this session. Topics will include:

  • The latest on tariffs for medical products and their impact on costs
  • New value-based reimbursement systems and metrics
  • A forecast for the 2018 mid-term elections and their impact on healthcare


GPO and IDN Education Session: Key Trends Impacting Healthcare Supply Chain

Session sponsored by: PDISeptember 27, 2018 | 9:00–10:00am
Session sponsored by: PDI

Panel includes:
Dena McCormick, Vice President, Vanderbilt Health Purchasing Collaborative
Michael R. Fons,Director of Supply Chain, UChicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Dan Noeth, Vice President, Supply Chain Collaboration, OSF

Health system executives will share their perspectives on how supply chain models are evolving, and what’s ahead. Hear their perspectives on topics including:

  • The future of consolidated services in health systems
  • Regional aggregation and contracting trends
  • Distribution models for acute and non-acute locations



Stephanie Reed»
Director, Education