Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders Kick Off 2014 Expo in Nation’s Capital

Healthcare experts, group purchasing organization (GPO) executives and leading policymakers are coming together today at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC to kick off the Healthcare Supply Chain Expo. The Expo runs through Friday, October 17, and will provide attendees an inside look at how the industry’s most important business and policy decisions are made while also offering extraordinary educational and networking opportunities.

Opening remarks will be given by Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) President Curtis Rooney, followed by welcomes from CEOs Jody Hatcher of Novation and Todd Ebert of Amerinet. Delivering the keynote address this morning at 10:15 AM is the former Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour. Barbour will share his insights on healthcare and use his unparalleled knowledge of the political landscape to deliver hard-hitting policy analysis—all while blending in his trademark Southern charm. This 45 minute address is sure to be both informative and entertaining, and will set the Expo in motion for a great week.

Following Governor Barbour’s keynote, a state of the GPO industry panel will be held. The session will include executives from GPOs and hospitals, including MedAssets, Advanced Care Pharmacy, the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), Broward Health, Novation, Intermountain Healthcare, Amerinet and Parkview Health. Gary Gustafson, President of Preferred Marketing Solutions, will moderate the executive panel. They will focus on how each organization likes to do business as well as describe industry best practices. Further discussion will involve healthcare reform and how it has impacted the industry, followed by a lively Q&A session.

Rounding out the first day of the Expo are presentations from healthcare consultant Harry Glorikian and SSB Solutions CEO Dr. Jacque Sokolov. Glorikian will talk about the future of supply chain technology and explain how innovations in this realm can affect both business and care. Sokolov will discuss how to optimize fee-for-service medicine as the country transitions to value-based care and reimbursement.

Throughout all of these enlightening panels, other activities such as reverse tradeshows, roundtables, networking events and receptions will be available for attendees.

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