This page shows confirmed sessions and speakers for GHX Summit 2024. Additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

The full detailed agenda, with session dates, times, abstracts and speaker profiles, will be published in April.

Agenda subject to change. Last update: February 29

GENERAL SESSIONS

GHX President & CEO Tina Vatanka Murphy opens GHX Summit 2024, welcoming all attendees and sharing how to make the most of the three days ahead. Additional details to be announced. 

Speaker: Tina Vatanka Murphy, President and CEO, GHX 

 

The future belongs to organizations that enlist everyone in the effort to adapt swiftly to relentless change. But in the changing world of work, building community, collaboration, and engagement has become harder than before. Creating a culture that spawns fresh ideas is only half the battleshowing people how to move their ideas forward is the other half that most leaders and organizations miss. 

Speaker: Suneel Gupta, Expert, Connecting Well-Being and Performance; Healthcare Entrepreneur; Bestselling Author; Host, American Express Business Class Docuseries; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Medical School

 

We are all born creative, full of imagination and unafraid to make mistakes. And these qualities are often dulled by time—but they don’t have to be. It’s by reconnecting with our innate confidence (as well as with each other) that we can face crisis, change, and fear with agility and grace. Val Vigoda provides powerful insights on how to do this through her own unique stories of overcoming adversity, punctuated by songs that elevate and clarify her message. Don't miss this talented, transformational entertainer that will inspire you be more creative, connected and fearless.

Speaker: Valerie Vigoda, Keynote Speaker, Indie Rocker, Electric Violinist and Singer/Songwriter for Disney & Off-Broadway

 

Session details to be announced soon. 

Speaker: Speaker: Dr. Ranjay Gulati, PhD, Leading business strategist and author of Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High Performance Companies

 

Under increased public scrutiny and the added pressure of a presidential election year, healthcare executives face a myriad of issues in 2024. Join noted economist and healthcare policy analyst Paul Keckley as he outlines the most impactful issues facing healthcare systems and their suppliers, from price controls and transparency to the future of regulatory oversight, consolidation and increased outside competition.

Speaker: Paul Keckley, Respected healthcare policy analyst and managing editor of The Keckley Report

 

BREAKOUTS

45 minute sessions

Discover the power of "systemness" in healthcare supply chains. This session will focus on transparency and collaboration as key to handling mergers, crises, and financial shifts. Learn about tools and strategies for maintaining agile, resilient supply chain operations and thrive in a changing healthcare landscape.

Panelists:

Rebecca Holt, Vice President, Supply Chain Clinical Resources and Analytics, Ardent Health Services
Kelley Young, Sourcing Director, Clinical Products and Value Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Henry Ford Health
Kelli McRory, Enterprise Vice President, Clinical Strategic Sourcing/Procurement Operations, Jefferson Health

Moderator: Suzanne Smith, BSN, RN, Principal Solution Advisor, GHX

 

Explore the value of aligning your clinical vision with operational efficiency to balance cost effectiveness and patient outcomes effectively with practical strategies to drive clinician involvement.

Panelists:

Dr. Patrick Osam, MD, Clinical Advisor to the CQVA team and Supply Chain Department, Baptist Health - Little Rock
Guy Love, RN, CNOR, Director, Clinical Resource Integration, Providence
Katie Hazelwood, BSN, RN, CVAHP, Clinical Value Analysis Director, Bon Secours Mercy Health

Moderator: Dan Hermes, Director, Advisory Services, GHX

 

Managing pricing in healthcare can often seem like an unsolvable puzzle, but it doesn’t have to. Hear from a leading global supplier and the GHX Consulting team on how they’re tackling issues with the sending and ingestion of the very important, yet very complex, price file. Discover strategies to overcome customer system limitations, enable a better partnership for all customers (GHX or not) and ultimately reduce price exceptions. 

Speaker: Robin Curry, Director, Order Excellence, Smith+Nephew

 

Expansion is greatly influencing the move to cloud-based supply chain management. Discover how providers can embrace digital transformation while expanding existing operations and as part of a merger and acquisition from one large IDN. 

Speakers:

Tim Heist, System Director, ERP, Bon Secours Mercy Health/Advantus Health Partners
Eric Medved, Senior EDI Administrator, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Danish Abbasi, Director, Technology and Analytics, Corporate Supply Chain, Corewell
Don Morren, Project Specialist, Corewell

 

Find out how Cleveland Clinic Supply Chain & Support Services built a digital supply chain ecosystem that is global, agile, modern and resilient. This session highlights their transition to an integrated cloud platform and discusses ERP, contracting, and inventory management. Discover their strategies for scalability, efficiency and decision-making across multiple locations in Ohio, Florida and the UK, and hear how they've expanded these practices beyond traditional supply chain boundaries.

Speaker: Geoffrey Gates, Senior Director, SCSS P2P & Technology, Cleveland Clinic

 

A smooth transition to a cloud-based ERP solution takes preparation, but what kind of preparation makes the biggest difference? 

Hear Norton Health and MultiCare Health System discuss their journey to Workday and reflect on decisions that helped ensure low PO failures at go-live, low price exceptions and new, more efficient business processes.  

This session will be beneficial to any health system preparing to move to a cloud-based ERP, as well as those seeking a strategic roadmap for supply chain transformation.

Speakers:

Brent Pacanowski, System Director, Supply Chain Logistics, Analytics and Optimization, Norton Healthcare
Raymond Chung, Manager, Applications and Data, MultiCare Health System
Susan Agan, Supervisor, Applications and Data, MultiCare Health System

 

Join Franciscan Alliance and Mount Sinai Health System as they unveil their unique journeys of remarkable improvement in Perfect Order KPIs and PO volume management.

Explore the transformative strategies they deployed and learn about proven tactics and best practices that were pivotal to success, including how they leveraged worklists, EDI adoption, managed services, AI and data-driven insights to achieve their goals.

This session will present compelling “before and after” snapshots relating to Perfect Order KPIs and provide practical examples of how CCX, Supply Chain Analytics and NuVia/Data Connect can help you power perfect orders.

Speakers:

Corynn Myres, Supervisor, Data Integrity, Franciscan Alliance 
Franco Sagliocca, MBA, FACHE, Corporate Director, Supply Chain, Mount Sinai Health System
Vishal Goel, Senior Director, Supply Chain Systems, Mount Sinai Health System 

 

In 2022, healthcare providers and suppliers united to pioneer community-driven recommendations for consignment implant bill-only order automation.

At the 2023 Summit, these pathfinders shared insights on the power of collaboration, practical lessons from implementing these recommendations and their transformative benefits. Now, a year later, join us to discover what they've learned, how their workflows have evolved and new strategies to refine and simplify this process further. 

Panelists:

Jack Koczela, Director, Supply Chain Services, Froedtert Health
Ryan Rotar, Executive Director, ERP Solutions, UNC Health
Donald Emery, Manager, Supply Chain Procure-to-Pay, HealthTrust
Urvi Shah, Senior Manager, EDI, Johnson & Johnson

Moderator: Josh Skiba, Director, Product Management, GHX 

 

Effective contract price management can help prevent overpayment and excess costs. Join UCHealth, Inova and Greater Baltimore Medical Center as they explore price management challenges such as streamlining the detection of price differences, managing exceptions, adjudication, and resolution in the ERP. This session will also discuss the role of GHX Data Connect for Cloud in automating price updates and maintaining the item catalog in Oracle Cloud, Infor Cloudsuite and Workday. Key outcomes include lessons learned from implementation, achievements in automation and how data integrity can support organizational goals.

Speakers: 

Kim Castillo, Business Systems Analyst, UCHealth
Cesar Ordonez, MMIS Senior System Analyst, Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Chris Jakubek, Manager, Supply Chain Data, Inova Health System 

 

Discover how healthcare providers and suppliers are working to improve rush order resiliency by collaborating on industry standards and expectations. Featuring Children's Mercy of Kansas City, Cardinal Health and CommonSpirit, these customers will discuss the hard (and sometimes intangible) challenges that come up along the way, including learning to trust the process for automating rush orders – whether they be driven by backorders, substitutions, special requests – in the first place. 

Panelists: 

Kevin Boley, IS Analyst II, Children's Mercy of Kansas City
Theresa Franckowiak, Director, B2B-EDI Implementations, Cardinal Health
Dan Zaborowski, CMRP, Procurement Manager, CommonSpirit  

Moderator: Susan LaFountain, Product Manager, Industry Adoption, GHX

 

How operating room supplies are managed has historically been disjointed and disconnected from supply chain, often relying on a clinician and without direct visibility to supply chain management teams. This session, led by Dr. Jimmy Chung of Advantus Health Partners, explores the role and value of surgical navigators: supply chain associates with clinical experience who support ORs by ensuring the availability of the right supplies, accuracy of preference/procedure cards, timely communication with physicians to drive change and maintain compliance, and optimal use of the time and skills of OR clinical staff.

Speaker: Dr. Jimmy Chung, Chief Medical Officer, Adventus Health Partner  

 

Find out what it takes to achieve ambitious cloud ERP migration deadlines and automation goals from two leaders in this area: Olmsted Medical Center and El Camino Health. This session will focus on practical strategies for successful automation and the challenges to expect along the way. Hear from these proven leaders in digital transformation as they share their real-world experiences, insights and recommendations for overcoming manual processes, clearing bottlenecks, adopting EDIs for cloud, fixing process inefficiencies between supply chain and accounts payable and more.

Panelists: 

Mike Thompson, Director, Olmstead Medical Center    
Paul Hasbrook, Senior Director, Supply Chain and Expense Management, El Camino Health    
Venkata Niveesh Machumalla, Senior Systems Analyst, El Camino  

Moderator: Hitch Pursel, Manager, SMB Provider Sales​, GHX

 

This session will delve into the transformative power of physician education in driving sourcing best practices and remarkable ROI. Discover how Virtua Health’s project, spearheaded by collaborative efforts and strategic physician engagement, set a new standard in healthcare sourcing. Learn actionable insights and best practices gleaned from this journey, and how they can be applied to achieve similar successes in your organization.

Speaker: Ana Victoria Sanchez, MHA, Vice President, Supply Chain & Support Services, Virtua Health  

 

Data integrity is an essential part of an organization’s data quality, but data integrity can mean different things to different organizations. This informative session will provide insights and perspectives on the importance of data integrity and explore how data quality can impact operations. 

Attendees will hear how partners like GHX can support improved data quality in terms of accuracy and completeness, and learn more about building the business case for data quality improvement.

Speaker: Corey Trautman, Interim AVP, Logistics & Supply Chain Operations, Orlando Health  

 

For years, bill-only workflows have remained stagnant and complex... Until now! Join this session to hear firsthand how integrating a bill-only process can support clinical staff and help tackle the complexity of bill-only item identification, documentation and overall workflow. Hear from leading health systems on their ambitious "what ifs" related to bill-only challenges, how they are tackling them and what they have learned on their journey to success. This session will explore how a bill-only workflow provides the tools needed to automate, audit and manage bill-only items from the point of service through the procurement lifecycle. 

Speakers:

Carmen Winfield, Vice President, Supply Chain, McLeod Health
William Lee Jr., Director, Supply Chain, Connecticut Children's   

 

In this session, Brandon Droz, VP of Supply Chain at MUSC Health (Medical University of South Carolina), shares his approach to driving end-to-end automation processes with a focus on paperless, touchless invoicing and payment. The key to their success was a strong purchasing-AP collaboration that resulted in best practice Perfect Order Metrics. Giving employees a positive culture through a career path based on high performance, calibrated talent, combined with experience, skill set and tenure, proved to be essential elements of this transformation.

Speaker: Brandon Droz, Vice President, Supply Chain, MUSC Health  

 

SUMMIT20 TALKS

20 minute sessions

The proliferation of generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) models has opened up a world of new possibilities for optimization and automation. While the infinite potential use cases may seem overwhelming, starting small and starting is the best way to get acquainted with this new mindset, language and problem-solving methodology.

In this session, Loughry will present examples of Gen AI use cases to address common challenges faced by healthcare supply chain teams today.

Speaker: Bryan Loughry, Director, Data Science, GHX 
 

Bill-only implant and consignment orders have long been a major headache for healthcare providers. To send orders via EDI, providers had to create their own customizations or rely on their ERP system reps and GHX technical resources for assistance.

Good news Workday customers! In this session, learn about Workday and GHX's “plug and play” guide to automating bill-only implant and consignment orders through Workday’s cloud ERP system.

Speaker: Beck Mankowski, Director, Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions, Workday  

 

Value analysis has historically focused on evaluating products based on cost and efficacy. But as we move to a value-based healthcare system, we must consider other socio-economic and environmental factors.

This session will explore the concept of a clinically and socially integrated supply chain, where products are assessed on an expanded array of factors that impact population health and the achievement of a health system’s strategic objectives.

Conway will present a methodology that organizations can use to score products based on a range of factors, including their role in reducing health disparities and fighting climate change.

Speaker: Karen Conway, MScHCD, CMRP, Head of ESG, Office of the CEO, and Vice President, Healthcare Value, GHX

 

Prodigo Solutions is now GHX Marketplace, and the value for our customers is clear. Dig into the details with Senior Vice President of Value Realization, Mike DeLuca, and see how GHX Marketplace helps shape demand at the point of requisition, optimizing cash flow on the back end for providers and suppliers alike. In addition, he will explore how supply chain leaders can help deliver on healthcare’s ESG objectives and highlight GHX’s ongoing work to further automate those workflows.

Speaker: Michael DeLuca, Senior Vice President, Value Realization, GHX
 

Healthcare pricing is notoriously complex with its many stakeholders and a constant churn of changes. In this session, hear how Medline is carrying out its mission to achieve 100% pricing accuracy by marrying its own perspectives on pricing problems with those of its customers. 

Robert Brandt will present key findings from Medline’s customer roundtables on the topic of pricing complexity, including innovative ways they are collaborating with customers to solve match exceptions.

Speaker: Robert Brandt, Senior Director, Sales Administration, Medline

 

This session will delve into Providence St. Joseph Health's (PSJH) adept handling of supply chain disruptions, spotlighting their resilience strategies. Guy Love will offer a comprehensive overview of PSJH's approach, highlighting their use of innovative technologies and the cultivation of strong supplier relationships. Attendees will learn about the effective measures PSJH implemented to ensure operational continuity and efficiency, even in the face of unprecedented challenges.

Speaker: Guy Love, RN, CNOR, Director, Clinical Resource Integration, Providence Health

 

Unit of measure (UOM) and part number exceptions prevent perfect order processing, which leads to costly, manual intervention for providers and suppliers alike. With the goal of driving excellence across the board, the LivaNova team partnered with customers to significantly reduce exception rates, resulting in improved order efficiency and accuracy. 

In this session, they will share three collaborative customer success stories, each unique in their methods of communication around exception resolution and all with exceptional results. Attendees will learn best practices for prioritizing customers for the greatest impact, tracking perfect order rates over time and pursuing continuous improvement using GHX Supply Chain Analytics.

Speakers: 

Chris Anne Cocanougher, Senior Director, Commercial Operations, LivaNova
Amy Antoline, Supervisor, Customer Service, LivaNova
Stacy Ransom, Senior Manager, Customer Service, LivaNova 

 

GHX is committed to addressing evolving healthcare challenges important to our supplier and provider community. Among these initiatives are the transformation of care delivery to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and creating a cohesive, intelligent implant ecosystem. In this session, Rob Stineman and Monica Vajani from GHX’s Corporate Strategy and Development team will explore the pressing industry hurdles related to ASCs and implant integration and the different ways we are reducing workflow complexity. They will also unveil forthcoming innovation programs available for participation this year. Join us to delve into the forefront of healthcare innovation and collaborative problem-solving.

Speakers: 

Rob Stineman, Director, Corporate Strategy & Development, GHX
Monica Vajani, Executive Director, Innovation, GHX

 

PLUS

Summit Central is an expansive area set up to facilitate a variety of networking and learning opportunities and is available on a drop-in basis. It’s open throughout the GHX Summit except during General Sessions.  

  • Solution Zone – Spend time 1:1 with GHX product experts to ask questions, talk best practices, and gain hands-on knowledge about GHX solutions.  
  • GHX Experience – Learn how GHX solutions work together to drive digital transformation and help strengthen the patient-centered business of healthcare.
  • Unite 360 Station – Drop by to join and learn more about the Unite 360 advocate community, an online network of professionals committed to learning, growing and networking.  
  • GHX Shop – Redeem points earned throughout the GHX Summit and pick from a selection of unique take-home items. Or choose to convert your points to a donation benefiting one of several nonprofit community impact organizations.

 

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how GHX can support ERP cloud migrations through an open discussion about best practices, learnings, and content specific to each ERP. Sessions are designed to be informal to ensure individuals have an ample amount of time to ask institution-specific questions.

User Groups include:

  • GHX + Infor User Group
  • GHX + Oracle User Group
  • GHX + Workday User Group

User Group sessions are scheduled for the morning of Thursday, May 16. 

 

Join us for three fun and relaxing evening eventsa welcoming way to unwind from the busy days and spend time together with fellow Summit attendees. Attire is casual. Details will be announced closer to the event. 

WELCOME RECEPTION IN SUMMIT CENTRAL | Monday, May 13
Reconnect with and meet new colleagues, friends and GHX over appetizers and drinks while exploring Summit Central.

AUSTIN SOIREE AT THE BELMONT | Tuesday, May 14
Join us for an evening of local cuisine, live music, and networking. The Belmont, nestled in the heart of Austin is the perfect venue for experiencing all that makes Austin special.

THE FINAL NIGHT NETWORKING DINNER | Wednesday, May 15
Celebrate an amazing Summit on our final night together with a dinner that promises not only an exquisite culinary journey but also a unique opportunity to forge lasting connections and exchange valuable insights.

 

*Session is open to all attendees but the content is focused on the senior/executive level.