Reimagining your healthcare supply chain: Why wait for the next crisis?

The key strategies for driving transparency and process excellence during any crisis

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CT

COVID-19 has placed an unprecedent strain on every aspect of the healthcare organization, and the supply chain is no exception. While no leader could have fully anticipated a disruption of this magnitude, the pandemic highlights the urgent need for all hospitals and healthcare organizations to improve their supply chain management practices.

During this panel discussion, healthcare supply chain and industry leaders will share how any healthcare organization can optimize supply chain management and experience significant benefits as a result, including enhanced collaboration between clinical and supply chain teams, improved patient safety and outcomes, reduction of operating expenses and increased process efficiencies. Jim Churchman, Vice President of System Supply Chain at MedStar Health, will share insight on the changes a large integrated delivery network is making to optimize supply chain management and prepare for any future disruptions.

Key takeaways will include how to:

  • Improve collaboration and trust between clinical and supply chain teams
  • Optimize inventory management with reductions in waste and visibility into critical supply items to support patient care
  • Prepare for future disruptions with AI-based analytics and demand forecasting



Jim Churchman - McKenna Shier

Jim Churchman, MBA

Vice-President System Supply Chain, MedStar Health, Inc.

Todd_Plesko - McKenna Shier

Todd Plesko, MBA

CEO, Syft

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Lee Smith, RNFA, BSN, MBA

Director, Clinical Informatics, Syft