This page will be updated as new sessions are confirmed.
The complete detailed agenda, with session dates, times & abstracts, will be published in April.
Updated: April 14
, 2022

General Sessions

Speaker:

Duncan Wardle, former VP, Innovation & Creativity, The Walt Disney Company

On a mission to embed a culture of innovation into every company’s DNA, Duncan Wardle empowers organizations to redefine how they think about problems and solutions. His innovative toolkit gives people the tools to eradicate the status quo and have imagination again

Speakers: 

- Ginny Clark, Former Director, Executive Recruiting, Google; and Holistic Leadership Strategist
- Tina Murphy, Division President, Value Based Care, GHX

Google’s former executive recruiting director Ginny Clarke and Tina Murphy, GHX Division President, Value Based Care, and are joined by some of healthcare’s leading C-suite executives as they explore the new demands on healthcare leaders in the wake of the pandemic.  

Speaker:

Josh Linkner, Tech Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Building on the opening day keynote by Disney Innovator Duncan Wardle, join venture capital investor and tech entrepreneur Josh Linkner as he takes us further forward along the journey to equip the healthcare workforce with the ability to innovate through uncertainty and adversity.
 

Breakouts
45-minute sessions

Speakers:

- Eric Sean Clay, VP, Security, Memorial Hermann Health System
- Lisa Terry, VP, Healthcare Allied Universal Security Services

Do you know the direct costs of workplace violence in healthcare? Learn more about how to calculate the cost, gather and present data. Speakers will discuss their leading practice action plans built around “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Speaker:
Matt Brinkman, Sr. Director Security Services,  Spectrum Health 

Learn how Spectrum Health is working to solve healthcare worker violence amidst a continued increase in incidents. 

Speaker:

Jeremy Strong, System VP, Supply Chain & Hospital Operations, Rush University Medical Center

Find out how Rush University Medical Center is partnering with both suppliers and providers to address health equity and the life expectancy gap on Chicago’s West Side through local impact purchasing and hiring initiatives.

Speaker:

Robert Hatkins, Director, Procurement and Dock Services, Stanford Health Care 

In 2018, Stanford Medicine began a multi-company, multi-ERP, enterprise effort to completely transform how it transacts all types of non-labor spend. With a focus on people, process and technology, Stanford Medicine’s AP and Supply Chain teams delivered substantial efficiencies, scalability and a modern approach to procure-to-pay. Among the results is a year-over-year improvement in GHX ranking from 96 to 16, with further improvements in progress.

Speakers:

- Tom Lubotsky, Vice President, Supply Chain, Allina Health
- Brita Hansen, Medical Director of Population Health and Care Management, Allina Health

Allina Health’s population health governance framework systematically identifies and removes clinical variation, while aligning it with system wide planning and supply chain management and governance. This framework centers on system-wide opportunity analyses and quantification, approval and alignment, resourcing, tracking and evaluation. This session will explore how clinical operations and supply chain are integrated into this governance structure to address two key measurements of performance – Total Cost of Care and Clinical Expense to Produce.

Speakers:
- Chad E. Richard, MBA, CMRP, Vice President, Supply Chain, Prisma Health

- Keith Lohkamp, Sr. Director, Industry Strategy, Workday
 
Moving your organization to a cloud ERP is not just about updating technology. It’s an opportunity to modernize processes and data flows — how your staff does their work and how they access data. But while a cloud ERP makes this modernization possible, it’s not as straightforward as just installing the ERP itself. It requires rebuilding the ecosystem around the ERP. It’s a complex endeavor that requires a strong strategy and specialized knowledge to deliver on time and on budget. 

Moderators:
- Jena Milan, VP, Product Management, GHX
- Pete Nelson, VP and GM, Global Alliances, GHX
- Chad E. Richard, MBA, CMRP, Vice President, Supply Chain, Prisma Health
- Hanzel Hutchinson, Sr. Director, Procure to Pay, Montefiore Health System


After attending the Modernizing in the Cloud breakout session (displayed above), pull up your chair to talk ‘data foundation’ strategy with proven leaders in supply chain data management. This interactive roundtable discussion will focus on ways a synchronized cloud ERP ‘data foundation’ can do more of the heavy lifting to ease pressures on staff who manually manage item information using spreadsheets, scouring websites or figuring out workarounds. In addition to the questions you bring, discussion will include:

  • What is a ‘data foundation’ and how does it work?
  • What does a foundation look like with two item masters (all your contract data)?
  • What data attributes beyond the item master are needed for strategic initiatives such as strategic sourcing, supply chain resiliency and daily cash forecasting?
  • What failures can a data foundation help prevent?
  • What are three steps worth remembering to nail a modern data strategy?

Speakers:
- Stephanie Thompson, Assistant Vice President, Clinical Services, HealthTrust Performance Group 
- Lori Goucher, Clinical Value Analysis Manager Center for Value Based Surgery, Intermountain Healthcare

This session will discuss obstacles, strategies and lessons learned with the increasing challenges of healthcare supply continuity past, present and future. Supplies are critical to patient management, quality outcomes, and in the face of stampedes of climate change disasters, pandemics and global manufacturing changes, brings a connected sense of purpose that unlocks our collective best selves. Expanding our resource paradigms optimizes work prioritization, communication, and patient care work flows. The presenters will share creative internal and community responses to these challenges. Together, we can do hard things.

Speakers:
- Jennifer Garvin, Vice President, Supply Chain, Christiana Care Health Services
- Ryan Rotar, Director, Information Technology - ERP Systems, UNC Health 
- Brad Haupt, VP Supply Chain and Contract Management, Monument Health 

Is self distribution right for your organization? Our panel of experts share insights, lessons learned and benefits of rethinking your distribution model. 

Speakers:
- Mary McCarthy, Director of Value Sourcing and Procurement, Northern Light Health
- Bill Plappert, Director, Value Analysis, Wellspan Health
- Jennifer Garvin, Vice President, Supply Chain, Christiana Care Health Services
- Richard Bagley, Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Penn State Health
- Liz Eisenberg, Director, Clinical Value Analysis, Scripps Health

Governance and physician engagement are keys to success on the journey to a clinically integrated supply chain. This panel will share tactical examples of how they forged ahead on this path within their health systems. 

Speakers:
- Carol E. Fraser, Program Manager, Expression Networks LLC  
- Lei Yu, PhD, Data Scientist, Expression Networks LLC
- Tina Johansen, Strategic Account Executive, GHX
- Chris Luoma, Sr. Vice President, Product Management, GHX

Learn about a predictive analytics prototype that is being leveraged by the Department of Defense (DoD) and Health and Human Services (HHS), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to facilitate real-time visibility of medical surgical product availability in the U.S. to aid in product forecasting. This session will explore how data and emerging technologies are helping healthcare avoid future disruptions that were experienced during COVID-19. Attendees will walk away with the best practices and insights needed to build more resilient, agile supply chains.

Speakers:
- Martin Osborn, Head of U.S. Commercial Innovations, Medtronic 
- Jennifer Fried, General Manager and Co-Founder, Explorer Surgical

Join this session to understand how Medtronic thinks about remote, digital solutions to optimize support for hospital customers. The discussion will explore how Medtronic leverages cutting-edge tech to improve and streamline processes across remote case coverage and medical education.

- Terry Skinner, SE/SW/West Reg. Director Supply Chain Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
- Heather Katchur, Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson
- Elaine Gordon, Director of Accounts Receivable, Owens & Minor
- Mark Gardner, Distribution and Information Manager, Shands HealthCare
- Jack Koczela, Director, Supply Chain Services, Froedtert Health

Learn how price errors can negatively impact your business and see what steps Johnson & Johnson is taking to minimize pricing disputes. Hear from a panel of suppliers, distributors and providers, how the EDI 832 can improve price accuracy and drive operational efficiency.

Speakers:

- Sam Grove, Director, Bundled Care Services, Hackensack Meridian Health
- Adam Tuttle, Contracting and Purchasing Manager, Parkview Health System
- Dr. Jennifer Williams, Director, Market Development & Education, Credentialing, GHX

During this session, we review concepts, processes and metrics from the flight deck to the health system. The military structure related to compliance, safety and security is more critical today to preserve a high level of compliance for the vendor credentialing program. This transition is not new and is occurring in the Operating Room (OR) and other areas of the hospital system. We will identify ways to assess your vendor credentialing compliance program and look to continuous improvement.
 
When health systems understand that vendor credentialing is a continuous process, they can create a culture of compliance that leads to top-down educational strategies and structured methodologies that help improve safety for staff, patients, and visitors.

Speaker:
Jimmy Chung, MD, MBA, FACS, FABQAURP, CMRP, Chief Medical Officer, Advantus Health Partners

The unsustainable current status of the U.S. healthcare system is driving transformation toward value-based care (VBC). Current value analysis practices at provider organizations that were designed to optimize care in a fee-for-service environment may not be ready. VBC has little tolerance for unnecessary variations in care practices or delivery models, since these variations lead to waste and patient safety risks. Thriving under VBC requires reexamining current value analysis practices and preparing for some major changes that, from today’s perspective, may appear unattainable. In this session, we will take a step back and imagine what if we could design the ideal value analysis practice under VBC and discuss the changes that provider organizations can start making now to work toward a better path toward value. 

Speakers:

- Jack Koczela, Director, Supply Chain Services, Froedtert Health
- Franco Sagliocca, Corporate Director, Supply Chain, Mount Sinai Health System
- Robert Hatkins, Director, Procurement and Dock Services, Stanford Health Care 
- Rammi Gill, Vice President, Managed Services, GHX

Bill-only implant orders have long been difficult for health systems to manage for many reasons.  Implant procedures are complex because implants come in as many shapes and sizes as patients do, but manual procurement processes are adding unnecessary difficulty.  Currently, managing implants is a 15-step process that is time-consuming and error-prone for everyone involved, and it continues long after the patient has walked out the door.  Health systems and their suppliers are both looking for ways to simplify implant orders.  In this session, hear from a panel of providers who have tackled this challenge head-on, with the correctly-sized screws, pins and rods.

Speakers: 
- Brian Dolan, Vice President, Resource Management, Bayhealth
- Adrian Jucja, Vice President, Supply Chain Analytics and Data Management, RWJ Barnabas Health
- Jimmy Hurff, Sr. Vice President, Data & Analytics, GHX

Your next best data source for reducing waste and improving patient care is in your GHX data. You will hear from data experts including GHX’s lead data scientist and two supply chain leaders from Bayhealth and RWJ Barnabas Health talk about data management strategies and opportunities worth considering. You will be inspired to dig deeper and to apply your contract, spend and item data to priority initiatives to improve quality and cost of care. 

Speaker:
Mark R. Scagliarini, Sr. Vice President, Rapid Response Services, Medically Home

The pandemic has left an indelible mark on how and where healthcare is delivered, accelerating the move to more hospital level care being delivered in the home. The data is compelling, with care delivered in the home less costly, often of better quality and definitely more convenient for patients.  At the same time, a more distributed healthcare delivery footprint creates its share of logistical challenges for supply chain professionals. Learn how supply chain is foundational to making hospital-at-home work, and how the move will change the nature and stature of supply chain going forward. 

Speakers:
- Jeff Petry, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Jim Bellanca, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
- Gregg Winkiel, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Join this session to discuss supply chain cloud ERP leading practices. From the early stages of cloud ERP planning, including how to prepare and select a vendor and implementation for a successful go-live, our presenters will share their experience working with dozens of health systems across the country. Focus will be on pre-planning, business process transformation, change management  and measurement of business impact, helping you to get the most out of this new technology. The session will also discuss some of the common myths and realities of cloud ERP with specific implications for supply chain.   

Speakers:
- Vin Matozzo, CEO & Managing Partner, Paradigm Venture Group
- Scott Westerman, Exec. Director, Strategic Accounts, GHX

Care is moving to less complex settings to benefit patients. However, supply chain logistics becomes more complicated. In this session, we will explore the challenges in redesigning the healthcare supply chain and finding ways to provide products and services in real time across a distributed environment.

Speakers:
- Joel Reddington, Sr. Manager, Vertical Sales, Commerce Bank
- Steve Murphy, Head of ePay Healthcare Payments Strategy & Sales, GHX 

Hear from Commerce Bank and GHX on the future of the healthcare workforce and ways AP automation can help support the staffing and management of hospital systems’ critical functions in virtual and hybrid work environments.

Speakers:
- Amy Platis, Director, Finance, APM, Northwestern Medicine
- Oscar Gonzalez, Managing Director, Healthcare Banking, First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO)  

In this session, Northwestern Medicine and FNBO will discuss how AP digitization has helped Northwestern eliminate paper checks, reduce cost per transaction, and improve supplier relationships. By adding FNBO’s card program to the payment methods they offer suppliers, Northwestern has helped the hospital and suppliers achieve their organizational goals.

Speaker:
Col. Francisco Dominicci (Ret.), Sr. Vice President, B.E.A.T. LLC 

Healthcare systems tend to follow a “tactical strategy” — investment decisions centered on the least complicated solution using systems already in place. While these decisions may feel efficient, they often don’t consider proper requirements or inclusive input, which means they are not properly strategic. Add supply chain issues, current events, or local economics to the mix, and healthcare leaders today must stop and think, “Do we have the right tools to accomplish our objectives?"

Speakers:
- June St. John, Sr. Vice President, Healthcare Product, Wells Fargo
- Allyson Lawson, Manager, Corporate Accounts Payable, Houston Methodist

In this session, you will hear how strategic partnerships between a healthcare entity, GHX, and a solid bank partner help make the procure-to-pay process successful with full order-to-cash optimization and automation.

Speakers:
- Joe Arcuri, AVP, Supply Chain Financial Operations, HealthTrust 
- Mari Cardenas, Business Analytics Supervisor, 3M

Moderator:
Denise Odenkirk, Vice President, Supplier Sales, GHX 

There has to be a better way: learn how these two prestigious organizations refused to backtrack on automation progress – or settle for the status quo – by partnering together on finding the root cause of invoice processing challenges in order to identify the best possible resolution. Every constituent in healthcare – regardless of size or type – is experiencing increased pressure to achieve operational excellence, while facing barriers at levels never seen before. To overcome challenges related to the invoicing process, these two organizations saw the value in fostering their already well-established relationship by rolling up their sleeves, stopping assumptions and keeping customer experience and success top of mind.

Speakers:
- Renato Maclan Jr. , MD Anderson Cancer Clinic
- Vicky Lyle, VP Industry Associations, Owens & Minor

In this session, Vicky Lyle and Renato Maclan share their expertise and provide examples of how their organizations are helping to drive a more resilient supply chain. Session participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions on various topics including Mitigating Supply Disruptions, Disaster Planning, Supply Conservation Strategies, Staffing Shortages and Tools & Technology. Following the discussions each group will provide a readout of their discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from your peers, both providers and suppliers, and gain new knowledge to take back to your organization.

Speakers
- Sam Grove, Director, Bundled Care Services, Hackensack Meridian Health
- Adam Tuttle, Contracting and Purchasing Manager, Parkview Health System
- Dr. Jennifer Williams, Director, Market Development & Education, Credentialing, GHX

In this session, we will discuss why hospitals should fly. Join us in our ready room for an ultimate flight briefing delivered by a seasoned crew. The flight brief will include the use of standard operating procedures, checklists, and a potential flight demonstration and debrief. Moreover, aviation-related concepts and techniques have been used in safety and security.
 
Access and entry into healthcare facilities is one area where this transition can occur. The culture of compliance, safety, and security are important to maintain the safety of staff, employees, visitors, and patients and the integrity of the healthcare system itself. This requirement and demand can be met in today's safe and conscious financial environment.

Speaker:
Ankur M. Teredesai, CEO, CueZen Inc.; Professor, Healthcare AI, University of Washington 

According to a recent World Economic Forum study by year 2030, a hospital is no longer one big building that covers a broad range of diseases; instead, it focuses care on the acutely ill and highly complex procedures, while less urgent cases are monitored and treated via smaller hubs and spokes, such as retail clinics, same-day surgery centers, specialist treatment clinics and even people’s homes. Predictive care augmented by devices and data, along with better patient and staff experiences, will drive this networked health system’s patient outcomes and success metrics. Learn how driving behavior change is going to be central to this expanded vision of the hospital beyond its four walls.
 

Speakers:
- Ginger Henry, Vice President, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Solutions, Legacy Health
- Christopher Thoming, MD. , VP, Regional Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Health
- Angelique Vuilleumier, Director, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Solutions, Legacy Health 
- Marcia Morgenthaler, Manager, Clinical Value Analysis, Supply Chain Solutions, Legacy Health

Hear how Legacy Health prioritized building a more resilient, clinically aligned supply chain amid a pandemic.

Speaker:
- Dale Locklair, Industry Consultant, former SVP, Planning, McLeod Health

How we classify products is critical, from sourcing alternative products to applying analytics to advance evidence-based decision-making. But for many, developing a methodology and taxonomy can seem daunting. In the 18th century, Carl Linnaeus published a system for classifying and naming complex, living organisms. He understood the need for a framework that is consistent yet agile. His foresight provides a structure that can support better communication and alignment across multiple parties, and take the complexity (which can erode quality) and confusion out of the process.  

Solution Overviews | For Providers
45-minute sessions presented by GHX Solutions Specialists; 2 rounds of each session

Level up through automation, visibility and efficiency. 

Presented by:

- Kathy Palmentere, Solutions Specialist, GHX
- Casey Pickett, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Join us for a thought-provoking session on how a contemporary, digitally-savvy invoice automation solution can transform the role of accounts payable in your organization.    

Presented by:
- Trudy Lotter, Solutions Specialist, GHX
- Vincent Banks, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Thirty percent of item data changes annually. Learn how to craft an effective data strategy, setting up the foundation for a successful supply chain. What story do you want your data to tell?    

Presented by:

- David Mervish, Principal Solutions Specialist, GHX
- Jayne Nelson, Solutions Specialist, GHX

You already know what good looks like. Learn how to get there with Lumere.  

Presented by Mallory Garner, Solutions Specialist, Lumere

This session will be an overview of what is new in the world of Vendormate Credentialing, including kiosks, mobile credentialing, badging, updates, enhancements and more.    

Presented by Alex Thomas, Solutions Specialist, GHX

The pandemic highlighted the vulnerabilities in the healthcare supply chain as most hospitals did not have visibility in on-hand inventory levels and usage rates. Many hospital supply chain executives are now considering inventory management solutions to close the loop in the supply chain that ERPs and EHRs cannot. In this session, participants will learn about some of the current challenges facing the supply chain, how inventory management systems resolve many of these challenges, and the importance of clinical engagement before, during, and after the implementation of an inventory management systems.

Presented by:
Lee Smith, DHA, MBA, BSN, RNFA, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Syft

Solution Overviews | For Suppliers
45-minute sessions presented by GHX Solutions Specialists; 2 rounds of each session 

Learn how GHX is empowering suppliers to help drive automation through data cleansing, enabling customers to do more with less and the reporting, visibility, and tools needed to bridge the collaboration gap in healthcare.

Presented by Mike Mercado, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Data alignment issues between trading partners burden the healthcare system with waste and added cost. Learn how suppliers improve alignment on price and contract data (and beyond!) with their trading partners, using advanced transactions through GHX.

Presented by John Davidian, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Join us to discover how G-Fax can help your organization increase productivity, reduce data entry errors and transform your Customer Service organization into a Customer Success organization.

Presented by Andrea Bundermann, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Learn how pairing our eInvoicing platform with our ePay service can help automate, streamline and speed up your A/R and collections processes while driving cost savings.

Presented by:
- Andrea Bundermann, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Speakers:
- Rob Stineman, Director, Strategy Growth, Explorer Surgical
- Patrick Burkhard, Director Business Development, Explorer Surgical

How are medtech firms adapting to limited OR access and case coordination challenges? Join this session to explore digital case support for remote collaboration, procedural data capture, and a step-by-step playbook to ground care decisions in best practices.

Summit20 Talks
20-minute sessions presented in Summit Central

Speaker:
Todd Plesko, General Manager, Syft

Fully illuminating the entire supply chain journey, from “Dock to Doc,” enables hospitals and health systems to leverage new insights to assess market, cost, and quality performance. Yet many organizations are struggling to analyze their supply chain data and apply it effectively. This session will explore the role of “hidden data"" and “dark data” in preventing the accurate tracking of supply usage, costs, and performance, as well as the consequences, which include unnecessary waste, higher healthcare spending, and less affordable care overall. Additionally, we'll also explore how healthcare organizations can fully illuminate and harness dark and hidden data to obtain stronger insights and benchmarks, gain full visibility into the product life cycle within their organizations, and create more efficient, quality-enhancing processes. 
 

Speaker:
Chandra White, IL/MO LFD LE, Manager, Officer of Decedent Affairs, Barnes Jewish Hospital 

Aftercare is a vital component of a hospital’s patient care services but is often overlooked – causing heartache for family members and high financial, legal, and publicity risks for the hospital. Real stories of poor aftercare reveal the consequences of not having a seamless and compliant program in place for deceased patients, however, a recent survey revealed that over half of hospitals found vulnerabilities in their decedent management and tracking processes during the pandemic. Aftercare can no longer be taboo; with the right tools and processes in place, hospitals can avoid potential missteps and ensure dignified and compassionate handling of deceased patients.
 

Speaker:
Scot Zernick, Director, Strategic Sourcing / Value Analysis, Penn State Health

In this time of unbelievable transformation in healthcare, it has become evident that in order for health systems to reduce cost, improve quality, optimize patient experience and enhance clinician experience, healthcare leaders and providers must come together with a unified approach. While supply chain has been long involved in cost conversations, providers and leaders now need to be invited to discussions about clinical quality and clinician experience. In this session, learn about how one health system’s approach to Value Excellence led to a clinical governance structure that drives change, resilience, and growth.

Speaker:
Dr. Melody Vanoy, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, GHX

Creating inclusive cultures is critically important in business today as the demographics of the U.S. continues to shift and as organizations operate increasingly in global contexts. If we are to work effectively together, we must learn to understand, appreciate and accept differences. Our strength lies in our diversity. Learn four ways to examine self on our journey to inclusion.
 

Speaker:
Montie Stethem, E-Business Lead, Medtronic Canada

Managing and processing EDI and OCR-based consignment orders can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive, and costly challenge for healthcare suppliers and providers. Many large and small provider organizations do not have the technical capability to exchange “perfect” EDI POs with their suppliers.
 
Medtronic and GHX have collaborated this year to identify multiple, longstanding pain points in the EDI / Consignment ordering process, piloting GHX’s Intelligent Business Rules (IBR) to enrich and transform EDI and OCR-based documents more easily, with significantly greater automation and accuracy.

Speaker:
Richard Bagley, Sr. Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Penn State Health

The Supply Chain of the Future requires new skills and competencies to ensure success. The talent and skills of the legacy supply chain team is and was not sufficient to manage the complex current and future healthcare supply chain. Are you finding yourself running fire drills every day and not able to get ahead? It might be time to rethink the talent and roles for our new reality. At Penn State Health, we have made investments and changes in our tools and supply talent.  We can share our journey and solutions.

Speaker:
Michael Tabbert, Manager for Informatics, Froedtert

Froedtert Health tackled the challenge of bill only orders in collaboration with GHX and a key member of Froedtert’s Supplier Partner Council. In just two months, they increased their bill only PO EDI rate by 14% and at the same time increased volume by 412%. In this session, Michael Tabbert, Manager, Supply Chain, Froedtert Health, offers a step-by-step description of how his team worked with Froedtert’s vendor community and GHX to drive consignment order automation for greater efficiency, accuracy and cost savings. He advises other health systems on how they can do the same, emphasizing the need for supplier engagement and how broader automation in this area benefits the entire healthcare supply chain.

Plus

Summit Central is an expansive ballroom set up to facilitate a variety of networking and learning opportunities on a drop-in basis. Summit Central will be open throughout the days except during general sessions, and have dedicated space for: 

  • Product Q&A and demos with GHX product experts at computer kiosks 
  • Summit20 Talks delivering casual, efficient 20-minute presentations on a variety of topics
  • An interactive journey of some of GHX’s newest solutions
  • Pod space where attendees can reserve time to meet with other attendees    
  • GHX Store where you can exchange earned credits for GHX-branded gifts 

Healing the Healthcare Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated several challenges for our healthcare system and underscored the need for action. Perhaps the most critical are those related to the workforce upon which our ability to deliver quality, affordable and accessible care depends. You are cordially invited to join other senior-level healthcare leaders for an executive roundtable that will explore the myriad issues impacting the workforce and generate discussion on how to solve them. This is your chance to address the issues of greatest importance to you! Topics to be discussed include:

  • Labor shortages
  • Rising labor costs
  • Workforce burnout
  • Competition from other industries
  • Workforce violence
  • Engaging remote staff
  • Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion

This is a partial list, and the conversation will be driven by the participants. Additionally, we will share the results of a recent GHX survey on workplace challenges to ground the conversation and guide discussion.

Moderators:

- Ginny Clark, Former Director, Executive Recruiting, Google; and Holistic Leadership Strategist
- Dr. Melody Vanoy, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, GHX

Logistics:

  • 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET, Wednesday, May 11
  • Lunch provided
  • Space is limited; by invite only 

The reality of M&A is that an acquired company’s future value is much more correlated to the success of the implementation than to the price paid for the acquired company or the agreement details. Join us to learn how GHX can help make M&A implementations a core competency for your company in a way that lays the foundation for future M&A success.

Audience: Suppliers

Speakers
- Denise Odenkirk, Vice President, Supplier Sales, GHX
- Stacey Breeden, Senior Director, Strategic Accounts, GHX
- Darrell Padilla, Manager, Consulting, GHX
- Ashley Trexler, Manager, Solutions Specialist, GHX

Be sure to join all Summit attendees at our planned evening events, a welcoming way to unwind from our busy days!

  • MONDAY: Welcome Reception
  • TUESDAY: Networking Reception 
  • WEDNESDAY: GHXcellence Awards Dinner & Celebration 

Details TBA.

One of this year's Summit highlights will be a celebratory evening event on Wednesday, May 11, when recipients of the 2021 GHXcellence Awards are announced. Don't miss this festive, memorable evening! 

Details TBA.

User Group and Focus Group sessions will primarily take place on Thursday morning. Details TBA.