Working With Your Customers On An Emergency Plan

March 13, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm EST

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There has never been a better time to connect with your customers on emergency preparedness plans. Each year brings new natural disaster challenges as well as public health events from Ebola to severe flu to measles. The medical surgical supply chain plays a pivotal role with their customers and communities in the planning and responding to public health events. However, it is important to understand the various requirements on your customers and the current resources available to determine the best approach to a partnership. Join this webinar to gain insights on:

  • Supply chain opportunities to collaborate and support customers
  • Federal requirements on providers regarding emergency planning
  • Federal requirements on state public health officials and local health care coalitions
  • HIDA policy work and resources


Linda Rouse O’Neill, MA
Vice President, Government Affairs

Specializing in healthcare legislation with 20 years combined experience on Capitol Hill and in healthcare related associations, Linda Rouse O’Neill leads HIDA’s government affairs team in creating strategic initiatives to advance the interests of healthcare distributors and the supply chain through informed advocacy.

Linda’s areas of expertise include Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, emergency preparedness, health IT, advocacy issues including medical device tax, UDI and competitive bidding – providing members with industry-relevant government data in the most accessible format possible. She frequently speaks and writes on legislation currently affecting the health distribution industry.

Prior to joining HIDA, Linda served as Director of Federal Affairs for Premier, Inc. a leading healthcare alliance, spent four years working on healthcare issues for Senator Craig Thomas and two years at the National Rural Health Association. Linda holds a Masters from George Washington University in Legislative Affairs and a degree in American History from the State University of New York at Albany.