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Supply Chain Management in the OR Webinar Series

(8-part series - one each month, May through December)

 

This webinar series packs practical supply chain management information in a handy online format from nationally known speakers. Discover new and useful ideas each month! Topics include Inventory Control, Documentation Practices, Contract Negotiations, Controlling Costs, Introducing New Products, Preference Card Management, and a look at the Future of Supply Management.

Each webinar costs $129 and will award one (1.0) CH upon completion of webinar evaluation.

This webinar series is supported "in-kind" through Deloitte’s Healthcare Provider Supply Chain Practice  

 

 

Replay  Data Dilemma “Useable vs. Useless” - Part 1

 
Replay  Too Much, Too Little, Just Right…Inventory Control in the OR - Part 2

 
Replay  Implant Chaos: How to Manage and Track Your High Cost Implants - Part 3

 
Replay                          Am I Getting the Best Price For My ASC Supplies? - Part 4

 
Replay         Practical Physician Engagement Strategies to Help Manage Your Costs - Part 5

 
Replay     But I NEED That Widget For My Case Tomorrow! - Part 6

 
Replay  Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus!  Preference Cards CAN be Reduced AND Help Reduce Costs at the Same Time! - Part 7

 
Dec 18  The Clinically Driven Supply Chain – Where Our Future is Heading - Part 8

 
Part 1 

Data Dilemma “Useable vs. Useless” 

Speakers:  Jennifer Brown, Carolyn Howard

Time: On-demand; whenever it’s convenient for you

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will discuss the pitfalls of data, its various sources and troubled past and future. This webinar will award (.75) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires May 15, 2014.

Objectives:    

  1. Describe the evolution of supply chain data management and information technologies 
  2. Describe data integration challenges. 
  3. Describe methods for addressing the data challenge. 

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Part 2

Too Much, Too Little, Just Right…Inventory Control in the OR 

Speakers:  Lisa McIntosh; Vicki Humphrey, Ben Hayon

Time: On-demand; whenever it's convenient for you 

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: "HOW much of that stuff did we have?”  Inventory management has been the bane of many an OR director’s career.  You find “stuff” everywhere – lockers, ceiling tiles, closets – the list is endless.  It is shocking how much stock is expired and must be discarded at the cost or thousands of dollars per year.  This session will review inventory management leading practices that are easy to implement and can demonstrate value to your operations quickly. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires June 19, 2014. 

Objectives:    

  1. Gain a general understanding of the terminology and language used to describe inventory processes. 
  2. Outline the formulas used to measure and track inventory efficiencies. 
  3. Discuss the pros and cons of perpetual inventory and consignment inventory. 

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Part 3

Implant Chaos: How to Manage and Track Your High Cost Implants 

Speakers: Anthony Persaud; Brittany Dobosz; Andy Weihmiller

Time: On-demand; whenever it's convenient for you

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: Surgical implants can create a tremendous amount of manual labor related to ordering, inventory management and post-surgery tracking.  This session will explore the implant lifecycle, from requisitioning to implantation and will provide a sample solution set for documentation practices for common MMIS and clinical systems that will greatly improve your ability to create and receive meaningful information regarding implant usage and spend. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires July 17, 2014.

Objectives: 

  1. Present the challenges related to the Implant Lifecycle including ordering and inventory management and implant tracking. 
  2. Present why a solid implant tracking program is important. 
  3. Present solutions that improve: richness of data, create efficiencies and provide better financial reporting capabilities. 

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Part 4 

Am I Getting the Best Price For My ASC Supplies? 

Speakers:  Ben Hayon; Lisa McIntosh; Jennifer Brown, Shane Krieger

Time: On-demand; whenever it's convenient for you

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will explore methodologies in how to successfully negotiate and set up contracts for Ambulatory Surgery Centers.  This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires August 21, 2014.

Objectives:   

  1. Discuss the characteristics that make an Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) unique, and how to best leverage those qualities when sourcing supplies   
  2. Identify actionable leading practices that an ASC nurse can implement to help select the best value products for supply cost reduction 
  3. Describe how to best utilize the resources available through a GPO relationship 
  4. Describe practices of top performers for identifying price-reduction opportunities and implementing cost savings 

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Part 5

Practical Physician Engagement Strategies to Help Manage Your Costs 

Speakers:  Ramita Tadimalla; Brittany Dobosz; Melissa Brown; Jennifer Brown

Time: On-demand; whenever it's convenient for you

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will offer practical engagement strategies on how to effectively involve your physicians in common processes and discussions such as preference card management, value analysis, new product introduction, sourcing strategies and governance.  This session will focus on those processes that result in better quality or lower overall costs.  This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires September 18, 2014.

Objectives:   

  1. Discuss benefits of engaging physicians in supply chain management processes 
  2. Identify areas for opportunity for physician engagement within your organization 
  3. Identify an understanding of strategies for engaging physicians in your organization's supply chain management, and consequently driving value for the organization

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Part 6

But I NEED That Widget For My Case Tomorrow!  

Speakers:  Bruce Couillard; Hallie Page; Vickie Humphrey

Time: On-demand; whenever it's convenient for you

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will discuss the importance of new product introduction processes and procedures in today’s environment including the risks, leading practices for governing the process, conflict of interest disclosures and other pertinent information critical to the process.  This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires October 16, 2014.

Objectives:    

  1. Identify key reasons why a sound “new product introduction” process is important. 
  2. Identify “best practice” for new product introduction process. 
  3. Define the roles of the Clinician in this process. 

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Part 7

Yes Virginia, There IS a Santa Claus!  Preference Cards CAN be Reduced AND Help Reduce Costs at the Same Time! 

Speakers:  Carolyn Howard; Mary Jane Edwards; Vickie Humphrey; Carl Hanna

Time: On-demand; whenever it's convenient for you

Fee: $129 for replay

Overview: This session will explore the tried and true processes in managing preference cards as an on-going process as opposed to the once every 5-6 year house cleaning they might receive.  It will also explore the ties to other systems such as materials management, clinical information systems and charge masters to ensure good documentation, cost management and charging.  Finally, leading practices will be shared in driving cost savings through preference card management. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires November 20, 2014.

Objectives:    

  1. Describe the current state of hospital preference cards and highlight the link to supply costs. 
  2. Discuss relation of preference cards and system integration. 
  3. Identify how properly managed preference cards can enable staff to better identify cost savings opportunities. 

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Part 8

The Clinically Driven Supply Chain – Where Our Future is Heading 

Speakers:  Carolyn Howard; Drew Preslar; Bruce Couillard

Date: December 18, 2013

Time: 1pm (PT); 2pm (MT); 3pm (CT); 4pm (ET)

Fee: $129 for live and/or replay

Overview: With the advent of Federal and State reform and the high likelihood of episodic payments, the way care is delivered is going to change.  The way supply chain will support that process will have to change as well.  Value Analysis will morph into a body that will look more into the total cost of delivering care vs. the discrete cost of a particular product or service used in a component of that care.  This session will share a view on how technology, value analysis and the supply chain will come together to work with clinicians to take a total cost and value driven approach to the delivery of care. This webinar will award one (1.0) CH after evaluation completion. Contact hour expires December 18, 2014.

Objectives:    

  1. Identify why and how Value Analysis will need to change in the future. 
  2.  Identify the type of data needed in the future to help manage care and decrease costs in high cost procedures and DRGs.
  3.  Describe the future state vision of how technology, Value Analysis and Supply Chain will come together to manage care and costs.  

 

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