Get the latest on issues impacting your customers during Streamlining Healthcare education sessions. HIDA experts share insights on changes in provider reimbursement, emerging trends, innovative strategies, and more.

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Stephanie Reed, MS»
(MS Instructional Design)
Director, Education

Contracting Trends And Best Practices
Tuesday, September 24 | 3:00-5:00pm

If you’re involved in contracting or pricing, come hear the latest on industry initiatives to address pricing accuracy challenges and reduce rework. Panelists will share insights on:

  • Trends in national, regional, and local contracting
  • How suppliers can best work with health systems to win contracts and drive compliance
  • Innovations and best practices in contract administration accuracy


Adrienne Ainsworth, MBA, Director, Sourcing, Advocate Aurora Health
Cheryl Watkins-Knowles, Director of Purchasing, Prisma Health
Osvaldo Torres, Director, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain, UChicago Medicine

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Improving Distribution And Logistics In Health Systems
Wednesday, September 25 | 8:30-9:30am

Health system executives will share their perspectives on ways to improve the supply chain and distribution processes.

Hear insights on:

  • Top operational challenges (backorders are just the beginning)
  • New distribution and logistics models and their advantages and drawbacks


Mark Campbell, FACHE, CMRP, Vice President Supply Chain, Tampa General Hospital
Mike Hopkins, Vice President, Supply Chain Distribution and Logistics, Northwestern Memorial Health Care
Josh Andrade, Director, Supply Chain Shared Services, HonorHealth
Brian Zuck, VP, Supply Chain, Essentia Health

Innovative Strategies For Managing The Non-Acute Supply Chain
Wednesday, September 25 | 9:45-10:45am

Hear ideas on how strategic partnerships can help health systems establish effective non-acute strategies.

Insights include:

  • Creative approaches to servicing non-acute provider locations, whether they are independent facilities or part of a health system
  • Partnerships between suppliers and providers to increase efficiency and reducing costs


Jevon Hawkins, Regional Director Supply Chain, Wellspan Health
Jean Llewellyn, Director, Supply Chain Management, Non-Acute, MedStar Health
Darrick Adams, Director, Non-Acute Supply Chain, AdventHealth
Callie Klump, Sr. Director Supply Chain Logistics, Texas Health Resources

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HIDA Government Affairs Update: Reimbursement And Regulatory Policies Impacting Healthcare
Wednesday, September 25 | 4:00-5:15pm

Get critical insights on reimbursement trends, preparedness policy, tariffs and medical device tax impacting healthcare suppliers and providers in this session. Topics include:

  • Key changes in payment models impacting acute, post-acute, and non-acute providers
  • Tariff and device tax update
  • Preparedness policy and opportunities


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

IDN & GPO Education Session: Case Studies In Regional Aggregation
Thursday, September 26 | 9:00-10:00am

Hear first-hand accounts of how purchasing coalitions are realizing opportunities for supply chain improvement. Panelists will share insights on:

  • Real-life examples from health systems that have formed regional purchasing coalitions: why they built their program, what makes it unique, and how they attract participation
  • Biggest challenges and opportunities in terms of identifying provider needs, standardizing purchasing, and negotiating for cost savings


Steve Huckabaa, System Vice President, Supply Chain, Vidant Health
Jason Londrigan, Director, Clinical Contracting, HPS
Robin Lincoln, Senior VP, Supplier Relations and Contract Operations, Capstone Health Alliance
John J. Little, Executive Director, SCM Alliance

Healthcare Strategic Accounts Summit

Transformative Practices For Next Generation Strategic Accounts Management
Thursday, September 26 | 1:45-2:40pm

Trends In Value Analysis
Thursday, September 26 | 2:40-3:30pm

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