Education

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.


AMS-accredited sales reps can earn AMS points for the year at the HIDA conference. Contact HIDA about the AMS accreditation program or earning points.

Stephanie Reed, MS»
(MS Instructional Design)
Director, Education
703-838-6105


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

  • Provider supply chain leaders’ perspectives on trends in national, regional, and local contracting
  • Insights on how suppliers can best work with health systems to win contracts and drive compliance
  • Innovations and best practices in contract administration and pricing accuracy

Panelists Will Include:

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


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

  • Insights from providers on their biggest operational challenges (back orders are just the beginning)
  • New distribution and logistics models and their advantages and drawbacks

Panelists Will Include:

Mark Campbell, FACHE, CMRP, VP Supply Chain, Tampa General Hospital
Mike Hopkins, VP, Supply Chain Distribution and Logistics, Northwestern Memorial Health Care


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

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

Panelists Will Include:

Brian Zuck, VP, Supply Chain, Essentia Health
Andrew Spengler, Sr. Director, Supply Chain Service, Wellspan Health
Jun Amora, VP, Enterprise Supply Chain Services, Geisinger Health System
Jean Llewellyn, Director, Supply Chain Management, Non-Acute, MedStar Health
Darrick Adams, Director, Non-Acute Supply Chain, AdventHealth
Josh Andrade, CMRP, Director, Supply Chain Shared Services | Operations, HonorHealth


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

  • Key changes in payment models impacting acute, post-acute, and non-acute providers
  • The future of the ACA and what it means for suppliers, providers, and patients
  • Key regulatory and tax issues impacting healthcare supply chain

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

  • 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

Panelists Will Include:

Greg Raber, AVP, Atrium Health Supply Chain Alliance, Atrium Health

From the Healthcare Strategic Accounts Summit:

Structuring Your Strategic Accounts Team
Thursday, September 26 | 1:45-2:40 pm

  • Evaluating models for aligning and organizing corporate account representatives serving GPOs, major providers, and distributors
  • Finding the structure that allows your organization to collaborate with trading partners, manage contracts and relationships, and grow your business

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

  • Hear from health system supply chain leaders on how they evaluate a product’s quality and its impact on clinical outcomes
  • Gain insights into the elevated role of value analysis teams
  • Enable your company and your product to better meet provider need

For more information about the summit: Summit►