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Monday, July 30
 

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App Sponsor - Pfizer Injectables

The HTU 2012 Conference App is Sponsored by Pfizer Injectables

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In the Expo Hall: Booth 310


Monday July 30, 2012 TBA
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Conference App FAQ
 

Question: How do I set up a customized conference schedule?
 
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Monday July 30, 2012 TBA
MGM

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8:00am

Cyber Café
  • Deposit your entries for the prize givaways.
  • Check your email or print your boarding pass.
  • Take the 2012 Member Satisfaction survey.

Sponsors
avatar for CDW Healthcare

CDW Healthcare

Sponsor: Cyber Café


Monday July 30, 2012 8:00am - 4:00pm
Room 121

1:00pm

SourceTrust—Osteobiologics: Innovations & Education

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   Abstract: This presentation begins with an overview of the osteobiologics market and growth within the market. The presenter will then provide information on the latest innovations and clinical support pertaining to products available on the market.
Learning Objectives:
     1.   Describe education in the osteobiologic implant market.
     2.   Explain the latest innovations in the market.
     3.   Identify new technology and having human clinical data proving benefits to the patient.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
CS

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart joined the SourceTrust team in 2009, specializing in spine and biologics. He was born and raised in South Africa and came to the United States on a swimming scholarship to the University of Tennessee. After graduating with an economics degree he joined Stryker as a sales representative in the craniomaxillofacial market, working with plastic/ ENT/oral and neurosurgeons, and also specializing in biologics. After four years as a... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 119

1:00pm

Clinical Integration and the Evolution of Accountable Care Organizations

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Schedule:
Lecture: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Break: 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. 
Panel: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m. 

Abstract: This program will briefly describe the evolution to clinical integration as means to address the evolving health care value equation. The program will then explore how the Franciscan Alliance has moved toward the Clinical Integration model through participation in the Pioneer ACO. An overview of that discernment process will be provided as well as a summary of the Pioneer initiative. The experiences and resource commitments to participate in Pioneer will also be shared. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe clinical integration and the role it plays in support of the development of an ACO.

2. Describe the prerequisites to be considered when deciding to participate in an ACO shared savings program.

3. Describe the specifics of the Pioneer ACO initiative.

4. Summarize the operational implications of participating in the CMS-sponsored ACO shared savings programs.

 


Speaker
avatar for Albert P. Tomchaney, MS, MD, MM, FAAFP

Albert P. Tomchaney, MS, MD, MM, FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer, Franciscan Alliance
Featured Speaker Albert P. Tomchaney, MS, MD, MM, FAAFP, joined Franciscan Alliance in 2008 serving as its first Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining Franciscan Alliance, Dr. Tomchaney served as CMO for Frankford Health System (member of Jefferson Health System) in Philadelphia. During his time in Pennsylvania, he served on the Governor’s Commission for Chronic Care Management. As Chief Medical Officer for the Franciscan Alliance, Dr... Read More →
avatar for Gunter Wessels, PhD

Gunter Wessels, PhD

Partner and Health-care Practice Principal, Total Innovation Group Inc.
Featured Speaker Gunter Wessels, PhD, is a partner and health-care practice principal at the Total Innovation Group Inc. He is a consultant working with clients in the health care, information technology and manufacturing markets. His client engagements typically involve a programmatic approach to integrating the mission, operating resources, and metrics required to achieve market-leading performance. He has a Ph.D. in management from the... Read More →
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Bill Woodson

Senior Vice President and National Thought Leader, Sg2
Bill Woodson is a senior vice president and national thought leader for Sg2. He leads Sg2’s developments on health-care strategy and growth. His background includes more than 20 years of experience in health-care strategic planning, strategic marketing, market forecasting, health system development and public policy. Before joining Sg2, Woodson worked for Solucient (now Thomson Reuters) and managed the company’s suite of strategic... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon-Endo Surgery

Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon-Endo Surgery

Sponsor:  Pre-Conference--ACO Session


Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 116

1:00pm

Where are the Opportunities for Medication Safety? Results of the 2011 ISMP Medication Safety Self Assessment® for Hospitals

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1 - 2:30PM (lecture) and 2:45 - 3:45PM (panel)

Abstract:  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) first conducted a national medication safety self-assessment for U.S. hospitals in the year 2000. In 2004 the assessment was updated and released once again for U.S. hospitals. This presentation will present preliminary results of the 2011 update of ISMP’s self-assessment which was conducted in the late summer and fall of 2011. A background of the assessments, comparisons of the 2004 to the 2000 results and new preliminary comparisons of the 2011 results compared to 2004 results will be reviewed. Emphasis will be placed on the safe use of high-alert medications and safe processes that will assist participants with setting medication safety goals for their organizations.
Learning Objectives:

    1.   Describe the history of the ISMP Medication Safety Self-Assessments.

    2.   Compare the results of the 2000, 2004 and 2011 ISMP self-assessments.

    3.   Compare safe medication practices in your organization to the 2011 self-assessment results.

 

2.5 contact hours: MM, P


 


Speaker
avatar for Michael R. Cohen

Michael R. Cohen

President, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Featured Speaker | | Michael R. Cohen is president of The Institute for Safe Medication Practices. He is editor of the textbook Medication Errors and serves as co-editor of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert. In 2005 he was recognized as a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
avatar for Michelle Mandrack

Michelle Mandrack

Director of Consulting Services, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Featured Speaker | | Michelle Mandrack is the director of consulting services at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices. She received her BSN from Thomas Jefferson University and her MSN from Drexel University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
avatar for Allen J. Vaida, PharmD

Allen J. Vaida, PharmD

Executive Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Featured Speaker Allen J. Vaida, PharmD, is the executive vice president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in Horsham, Pa. He received a B.S. from the University of Scranton, a B.S. in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a PharmD from the University of Minnesota.


Monday July 30, 2012 1:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 123-124

2:00pm

SourceTrust—Technology in Orthopedics 2012

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   Abstract: This presentation will provide members with updates in the field of orthopedics, including market trends in the United States. The presenters will also cover the latest innovations in the field of orthopedics and will offer solutions to rising costs and declining reimbursements.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the current landscape of orthopedic procedures and products.
     2.    Recognize the issues in costs and reimbursements of procedures utilizing these products.
     3.    Explain potential solutions for dealing with opportunities in this service line.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
CC

Colleen Cassidy

Colleen Cassidy has more than 20 years of health-care experience in the perioperative setting, from direct patient care as an RN and private scrub to leadership roles in operations and process improvement in the ambulatory, hospital, physician office and corporate environments. As a part of the Medical Device Team, Colleen provides clinical and operational assistance to HealthTrust members. She is experienced in medical device with direct product... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 119

2:30pm

Break (ACOs & Medication Safety)
Monday July 30, 2012 2:30pm - 2:45pm
MGM

3:00pm

Break (SourceTrust)
Monday July 30, 2012 3:00pm - 3:15pm
MGM

3:15pm

SourceTrust—Technology in Interventional Cardiology 2012

   Abstract: This presentation provides updates in the field of cardiology, including market trends in the United States. The program will also cover latest innovations in the field of cardiology and will offer solutions for rising costs and declining reimbursements.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Recognize the current landscape of cardiovascular procedures and products.
     2.    Explain the issues in costs and reimbursements of procedures utilizing these products.
     3.    Identify potential solutions for dealing with opportunities in cardiology.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
CC

Charlie Collins

Charlie Collins is a clinical resource for HealthTrust members as part of the SourceTrust team specializing in cardiovascular. His background is in medical device sales; he was a sales associate in the endovascular division of Guidant Corporation and then a territory manager for Abbott Vascular in the cardiac therapies division. Collins has developed a solid clinical background in current and developing therapies in both the cardiovascular and... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 119

4:00pm

Vendor Fair & Cocktail Reception
Sponsors
avatar for Abbott

Abbott

Sponsor: Monday Evening Cocktail Reception


Monday July 30, 2012 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Marquee Ballroom

8:00pm

Dennis De Young & the Music of Styx

[NOTE: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.]

The Kick-off Event Features Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx

The Music of Styx
 showcases the greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s and 90s performed live with Dennis DeYoung and his six member band. 

The performance includes Top 10 hits including "Lady," "Babe," "Come Sail Away," "Too Much Time On My Hands," plus Classic Rock anthems "Grand Illusion," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," "Suite Madame Blue," "Rockin the Paradise" and many more.  

DeYoung is a founding member of Styx.  He wrote and sang lead on seven of the band's eight Top 10 hits.  He is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning more than 40 years.

His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and contines to inspire new generations of fans.


Artists
avatar for Dennis De Young & the Music of Styx

Dennis De Young & the Music of Styx

The Music of Styx showcases the greatest hits spanning the 70s, 80s and 90s performed live with Dennis DeYoung and his six member band. | | The performance includes top Top 10 hits including "Lady," "Babe," "Come Sail Away," "Too Much Time On My Hands," plus Classic Rock anthems "Grand Illusion," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man," "Suite Madame Blue," "Rockin the Paradise" and many more.  | | DeYoung is a founding member of Styx.  He... Read More →


Monday July 30, 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Premier Ballroom
 
Tuesday, July 31
 

6:15am

Breakfast for early session attendees
Sponsors
avatar for Spectrum Surgical

Spectrum Surgical

Sponsor: Tuesday Breakfast


Tuesday July 31, 2012 6:15am - 7:00am
Premier Ballroom Foyer

6:45am

Breakfast for general attendees
Sponsors
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Spectrum Surgical

Sponsor: Tuesday Breakfast


Tuesday July 31, 2012 6:45am - 8:00am
Premier Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

Medication Errors: We’re Looking Down the Tunnel and Seeing Some Light

Abstract:  A report card format will be used in this presentation to rate the progress in medication safety issues such as culture of safety, error reporting programs, quality issues, patient safety technologies, medical product-related safety and supply chain issues. The contributions of organizations such as FDA, CMS, National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission and licensing boards will be detailed along with suggestions for improvement.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe safety culture offenses that continue to pervade health care.
     2.    Identify top things organizations can do to improve safety.
     3.    Explore future enhancements that are needed to improve patient safety

 

1 contact hour: P                                                                                  0262-9999-12-024-L05-P (K)


Speaker
avatar for Michael R. Cohen

Michael R. Cohen

President, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Featured Speaker | | Michael R. Cohen is president of The Institute for Safe Medication Practices. He is editor of the textbook Medication Errors and serves as co-editor of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert. In 2005 he was recognized as a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Room 116

7:00am

Why is it so Difficult to Make the Case for Supply Chain Management in the C-Suite?

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Abstract:  This session explains why supply chain managers face difficulties in advancing proposals for supply chain improvements among C-suite executives. One key breakdown is that supply chain managers fail to understand how C-suite executives keep score. Another breakdown is that the C-suite executives have different agendas and thus different scorecards. The session shows how supply chain managers need to tailor their improvement projects to help C-suite executives meet their goals. The session applies this framework to examine the failure of an actual supply chain proposal at a major hospital system.

Learning Objectives:

     1.   Explain what the C-Suite’s objectives are.
     2.   Describe how the C-Suite keeps score on these objectives.
     3.   Explain how supply chain managers can match C-Suite objectives to their supply chain objectives.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
avatar for Robert Burns

Robert Burns

James Joo-Jin Kim Professor of Health Care Management and the Chair of the Health Care Management Department, Wharton Sc, Wharton Center for Health Management and Economics, Wharton School
Featured Speaker Robert Burns is the James Joo-Jin Kim Professor of Health Care Management and the Chair of the Health Care Management Department at the Wharton School. He also serves as Director of the Wharton Center for Health Management and Economics. He grew up near the University of Chicago where he received both his PhD in organizational sociology and his MBA in hospital administration. He worked in hospital administration for near two... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Room 119

8:00am

General Session - Tuesday
Speaker
avatar for Stephen Moore

Stephen Moore

Senior Economist, The Wall Street Journal
Keynote Speaker | Tuesday General Session Where we are, Where we're headed and implications for the 2012 Elections. | | Stephen Moore is Senior Economist, The Wall Street Journal. He is a successful speaker and writer who joined The Wall Street Journal as a member of the editorial board and senior economics writer in 2005. He is a frequent guest on talk radio and television networks to discuss economic policy and related impact. Moore currently... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 8:00am - 10:00am
Premier Ballroom

10:00am

Power Break
Sponsors
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St. Jude Medical

Sponsor: Tuesday (10AM) Power Break


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
First Floor Foyer

10:00am

Cyber Café
  • Deposit your entries for the prize givaways.
  • Check your email or print your boarding pass.
  • Take the 2012 Member Satisfaction survey.

Sponsors
avatar for CDW Healthcare

CDW Healthcare

Sponsor: Cyber Café


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm
Room 121

10:30am

Cardiovascular Service Line 2012: What’s New?

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Abstract:  Cardiovascular disease remains the No. 1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Cardiovascular care is a dynamic field as multitudes of research in medical- and device-based therapies are translated into clinical treatments. This presentation will describe important research and treatments in the forefront of cardiovascular care today.


Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the current scope of the cardiovascular service line.
     2.    Explain expected cardiovascular service line patient and procedural volume projections.
     3.    Educate on new technologies impacting future cardiovascular service line development.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
SM

Steven Manoukian, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Steven Manoukian, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is medical director of Cardiology for the Clinical Services Group at HCA, director of Cardiovascular Research at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and an interventional cardiologist at Centennial Medical Center. Manoukian is a well-known researcher, speaker and published author in cardiovascular medicine. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, completed residency and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 115

10:30am

Clinical Pharmacy Services Beyond Supply Expense Reduction

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Abstract:  There are several articles published on clinical pharmacy services, but these studies are usually in academic medical centers. This study will be carried out in HCA, a for-profit health-care corporation. The Capital Division (17 hospitals) is embarking on a journey of further developing their clinical pharmacy programs. We are in the process of defining the clinical program that each facility decides to develop and determining appropriate metrics to measure the programs’ outcome. This program will give a high-level overview of the clinical programs developed in the facilities with a deep dive into the two programs that have the most success. (Metrics will vary, so success will be determined on the established goals of the facility.) The specific programs will go into the process of developing the program, education needed, multidisciplinary meetings and outcomes measured.

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Assess the current state of clinical pharmacy service in their facility.
     2.    Assess areas of greatest clinical impact for the clinical program within the facility.
     3.    Develop a clinical program and metrics to determine the outcome desired.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P                                                                 0262-0000-12-011-L04-P (K)


Speaker
KB

Kimberli Burgner, PharmD, MS, CACP, BCPS

Kimberli Burgner, PharmD, MS, CACP, BCPS, is a division director of clinical pharmacy (Capital Division) for Parallon Supply Chain Solutions. She has also worked as a clinical pharmacy manager and director of pharmacy in HCA and a clinical specialist at an academic medical institution. Kim graduated from Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences with her bachelor of science in pharmacy, master of science, and doctor of... Read More →
SM

Sarah M. Gaffney

Sarah M. Gaffney is the pharmacy clinical manager at CJW (Chippenham-Johnston Willis) Medical Center. Prior to enrollment at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Gaffney earned a bachelor of science in biology in 1996 from Lehigh University. After graduating from Pitt in 2001, she completed both a PGY1 and PGY2 (Adult Internal Medicine) residency at the Medical University of South Carolina from 2001-2003. Prior to joining CJW, she... Read More →
KR

Kevin Roshak, PharmD

Kevin Roshak, PharmD, is the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Reston Hospital Center. Roshak earned his bachelor of pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 1996 and completed Shenandoah University’s non-traditional PharmD program in 2004. He obtained his board certification in Pharmacotherapy in 2009. Before joining Reston Hospital Center, Roshak held staff and leadership positions in hospital pharmacy, including an oncology specialist... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 118

10:30am

European Health-Care Supply Chains: U.S. Comparison

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Abstract:  The presentation is intended to provide an overview of the health-care supply chain in Europe with specific reference to the UK. The presentation includes a background on the development of the supply chain operations and how these impact patient care. The presentation also covers the development of supply chain solutions developed for the United States by HealthTrust.

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Identify the differences between the UK and U.S. health-care supply chains.
     2.    Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of both systems.
     3.    Identify benefits and activities from U.S. Healthcare supply chain experience that could be applied to the UK.
     4.    Discuss in broad terms the HealthTrust Europe supply chain initiative for the UK.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
PW

Peter Wozywoda

Peter Wozywoda is responsible for all supply chain and IT activities within HealthTrust Europe. In his role of Chief Operating Officer he effectively leads all medical, clinical, pharmaceutical and non-medical procurement activities and professional services. The organization has recently transitioned from the public to private sector, which has brought about huge opportunities and challenges to achieve its vision of becoming Europe’s No. 1... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 124

10:30am

Fast, Affordable, Flawless Health Care Using Lean Six Sigma

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Abstract:  Lean Six Sigma is a method for solving specific problems surrounding the three limitations of quality: delay, defects and deviation. From a health-care perspective this means patient flow, turnaround times, medication errors, blood stream infections, etc. It’s easy to apply Lean Six Sigma principles to health care and this presentation will focus on how to apply these principles in different settings.

Learning Objectives:

     1.   Use Post-it Notes to eliminate unnecessary delays and patient/clinician movement by 50 to 90 percent.
     2.   Use Excel PivotTables to analyze medical mistakes, medication errors, adverse events and denied claims.
     3.   Use control charts, Pareto charts and Ishikawa diagrams to eliminate mistakes and errors to optimize patient safety.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, D, P                                                                 0262-9999-12-004-L04-P (A)


Speaker
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Jay Arthur

Featured Speaker | | Jay Arthur, the KnowWare Man, solves problems of delay, defects and deviation, the three silent killers of productivity and profitability. He is the author of Lean Six Sigma for Hospitals and the QI Macros SPC Software for Excel.

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 119 (10:30 - 11:30AM), Room 111-112 (1:15 - 2:15PM)

10:30am

Food and Nutrition Services: A Look at Successful Ways to Manage Cost in Acute Care Facilities

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Abstract:  Representatives from three HCA facilities will discuss their successes in managing food cost and revenue enhancement activities in the retail side of the business. They will review the HCA National Food Management project, provide a description of the food and nutrition business model, explain food procurement best practices and standardization of core food items and disposables, and discuss ways to maximize revenue from the Food and Nutrition department.

 

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Describe the food and nutrition department business structure.
     2.    Describe cost savings based on food procurement.
     3.    Describe revenue enhancement and generating opportunities related to retail business

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, D


Speaker
JH

Joyce Hagen-Flint

Joyce Hagen-Flint is the division director, food and nutrition services, HCA West Florida Division, with more than 30 years of experience in acute care, long-term care, senior care and community service. Since 2003, Hagen-Flint has been director of food and nutrition services at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson, Fla. She currently serves as the panel lead for the HCA West Florida division national food management project and is a... Read More →
MA

Mary Ann Moser

Mary Ann Moser currently works as the Food, Nutrition and Conference Center Director for Medical City Hospital in Dallas. She previously served as a consultant in food and nutrition services identifying cost reduction opportunities and process improvement. She assisted in the curriculum development and taught classes for dietary managers and hospitality programs at the Collin College in Plano, Texas. Moser serves as the panel lead for the HCA... Read More →
MS

Mark Schnelle

Mark Schnelle has more than 20 years’ experience in food service. In 2010 he was awarded an HCA Innovator’s award in the Service Excellence Category for his business plan referred to as “The Bedside Buffet.” Schnelle participated in the inaugural HealthTrust Food and Nutrition Advisory Board from 2000–2005 and is currently serving as a member of the board. He also serves as the regional lead for the HCA East Florida division national... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 106-107

10:30am

Franciscan Alliance Formulary Standardization Project Across 12 Hospitals in Indiana and Illinois

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Abstract:  Health systems adopt one drug formulary in hopes of facilitating safe and effective drug use, decreasing drug inventories and pharmacy costs. In 2011, Franciscan Alliance began implementing an electronic health record (EHR) with computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and evidenced-based order sets (EBOS). Drug formulary standardization was one means to prepare for this change as it would provide the foundation to standardize safe and effective medication practices across health systems. This presentation reviews the planning and implementation of the Drug Formulary Standardization Project and provides an example process for maintaining a system-wide master drug formulary. 

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Describe the benefits of having one master drug formulary across a health system.
     2.    Describe a successful process for creating and implementing a system-wide master drug formulary.
     3.    Describe a successful process for maintaining a system-wide master drug formulary.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P                                                                     0262-9999-12-018-L05-P (K)


Speaker
DB

David Blazo

David Blazo is the corporate director of pharmacy at Franciscan Alliance Inc. and has recently focused his work on the successful implementation of the 12-hospital system master formulary standardization project.
SJ

Susan Jula

Susan Jula is a clinical pharmacist at Franciscan St. Margaret Health; she holds the title of residency director as well. Her focus has been on the successful implementation of the formulary standardization project at two of the local hospitals in the organization.
MP

Maria Papadakis, PharmD

Maria Papadakis, PharmD, is the corporate clinical pharmacy manager for Franciscan Alliance Inc. and has recently focused her work on the successful implementation of the 12-hospital system master formulary standardization project.
AR

Amanda Reed

Amanda Reed is currently an owner and pharmacy consultant at GapLink Solutions. GapLink provides hospitals with customized cost containment and drug formulary management solutions with a guaranteed 100 percent return on investment.

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 108

10:30am

Important Aspects of Newly Approved Oral Anticoagulants

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Abstract:  For decades warfarin has been the only available oral anticoagulant. In the last year, several new agents have received FDA approval. Although these new agents do not necessarily require routine monitoring, clinicians need to consider several important aspects in order to maximize safety and efficacy. This session will provide an overview of these newly approved agents and compare them to existing standards of care. In addition, important pharmacokinetic, dosing and patient selection factors will be reviewed. 

Learning Objectives:

1.   Compare and contrast new treatment options in oral anticoagulation.
2.   Identify significant drug interactions related to new oral anticoagulants and recommend appropriate management.
 3.   Select appropriate patients for conversion from warfarin to an alternative oral anticoagulant.

 

1 contact hour: MM, P                                      0262-9999-12-019-L01-P (K)


Speaker
ZT

Zachariah Thomas, PharmD

Zachariah Thomas, PharmD, is a critical care pharmacist at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers. He received his PharmD from the University of Buffalo and went on to complete a PGY1 Residency at HUMC and PGY2 Critical Care Residency at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia.

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 113

10:30am

Miscellaneous Charges — The Achilles Heel of HealthCare

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Abstract:  Karl Blomback brings years of financial experience to Hackensack University Medical Center and a drive to bring together both internal departments and business partners for greater success. Blomback and his team have brought vendors, GPOs, suppliers and physicians into a collaborative plan for optimized results. This session focuses on bringing together two areas not always historically aligned, finance and supply chain. The presenter will offer ways to better control supply through item master content, new practices in inventory management and ideas for elimination of unnecessary spending.

Learning Objectives:

    1.   Provide a roadmap detailing ways to align purchasing with item-master, chargemaster and decision support using real-life examples.
    2.   Explain how miscellaneous charges prevent you from understanding your business.
    3.   Determine which service lines grow and which ones are loss leaders.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
KB

Karl Blomback

Karl Blomback has worked in health care for more than 20 years and holds an MBA and B.A. in business management. He is currently vice president of finance at Hackensack University Medical Center. He began his career working in decision support and quickly realized the need to eliminate miscellaneous charges and the value of master file accuracy.

Sponsors
avatar for Teva Health Systems

Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 116

10:30am

Out of OZ ... and Sundry Other Places

Abstract:  This presentation will focus on the practical methods of engaging different components of our health-care system in planning, development and innovative uses of technology and the development of care motifs.


Learning Objectives:

 
      1.   Better understand how medical practitioners and the health-care system are attempting to work more closely together.
      2.   Appreciate the different methods being utilized to explore closer physician-hospital relationships.
      3.   Be more aware of what will anchor successful engagement of practitioners, health-care executives and other parts of the health-care delivery system.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
RR

Ronald Riner, MD

Ronald Riner, MD, originally trained as a clinical and interventional cardiologist and ran a large single specialty practice for 15 years. Simultaneously, he ran a health-care management consulting firm focused on strategy and business development for hospitals, health systems and medical groups throughout the United States. As chief medical officer for Health Management Associates, he currently interacts with more than 12,000 physicians across... Read More →

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Teva Health Systems

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Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 110

10:30am

Safe Practices for Preparing Medication Infusions in the Hospital Setting

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Abstract:  The preparation of intravenous (IV) compounds in an acute care setting may lead to errors if safeguards are not in place. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) conducted a summit on safe practices for the preparation of intravenous compounds in the fall of 2011. Invitees’ prepared guidelines were posted on ISMP’s website for further review and consensus in the late winter and spring of 2012. The final guidelines on safe practices for manually preparing IVs, use of technology in their preparation and quality control safeguards will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

       1.   Describe IV preparation errors that have been reported through the ISMP National Errors Reporting Program.
       2.   Identify safe practices for the preparation of IV compounded medications.
       3.   Apply safe practices for compounding IV medications in your organization.

 

1 contact hour: P                                                                0262-9999-12-025-L05-P (A)


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Michael R. Cohen

President, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Featured Speaker | | Michael R. Cohen is president of The Institute for Safe Medication Practices. He is editor of the textbook Medication Errors and serves as co-editor of the ISMP Medication Safety Alert. In 2005 he was recognized as a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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Allen J. Vaida, PharmD

Executive Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Featured Speaker Allen J. Vaida, PharmD, is the executive vice president of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in Horsham, Pa. He received a B.S. from the University of Scranton, a B.S. in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a PharmD from the University of Minnesota.

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Teva Health Systems

Sponsor: Education Session Tuesday (10:30AM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 109

10:30am

Strategies for Success in the Evolution of Value-Based Purchasing; Explanation, Framework and Practical Implications for Providers

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Abstract:  Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) is affecting provider reimbursement in increasingly significant ways. In this session participants will recognize the origins of the program, its current status and near-future directions. The program highlights specific areas that health-care managers can focus on to achieve success. The role of VBP in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the connection between the programs is discussed, as is the way private payers are reacting to the availability of VBP measures.


Learning Objectives:

     1.    Recognize and evaluate the key measures affecting VBP performance under the current program.
     2.    Recognize the mechanism and methodology used to rank performance under VBP.
     3.    Evaluate the needed actions to improve performance under the program.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
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Gunter Wessels, PhD

Partner and Health-care Practice Principal, Total Innovation Group Inc.
Featured Speaker Gunter Wessels, PhD, is a partner and health-care practice principal at the Total Innovation Group Inc. He is a consultant working with clients in the health care, information technology and manufacturing markets. His client engagements typically involve a programmatic approach to integrating the mission, operating resources, and metrics required to achieve market-leading performance. He has a Ph.D. in management from the... Read More →

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Teva Health Systems

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Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 114

10:30am

Tips for Improving Physician Engagement

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Abstract:   Physician engagement and alignment is key for successful operations in today’s health-care market, particularly in the area of medical device and other clinically sensitive topics. This session provides tips and tools for improving relationships during physician and medical device engagements.


Learning Objectives:


     1.   Describe the methods for successful engagement with physicians for medical device programs.
     2.   Explain the case studies’ key activities for improving physician relationships.
     3.   Explain the available resources from SourceTrust for physician engagement.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
DJ

Doug Jones

Doug Jones is the assistant vice president of Business Development for SourceTrust. He provides leadership and consulting to member hospitals in the areas of orthopedics, spine and cardiovascular physician preference products. Jones worked for 20 years in orthopedics for DePuy, a J&J Company, as an orthopedic sales associate, corporate account manager and finally as an AVP of corporate accounts, where he managed GPO and IDN account directors... Read More →

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Teva Health Systems

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Tuesday July 31, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 120

11:30am

Vendor Fair & Lunch
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Tuesday July 31, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Marquee Ballroom

1:15pm

Development of Supply Chain Operations Key Performance Indicators

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Abstract:  This presentation will describe how key performance indicators (KPI) were developed and used within Trinity Health. The program will cover how to establish, track and trend performance targets and will demonstrate the overall supply chain performance improvement.


Learning Objectives:

   1.   Develop key performance indicators (KPI) and performance targets for organizations.
   2.   Explain how KPIs drive improvement.
   3.   Explain the techniques for the successful implementation of KPIs across a large organization.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
SG

Scott Gasiorek

Scott Gasiorek is the director of supply chain informatics at Trinity Health. His current role includes data content management reporting and analytics. Prior to Trinity Health, he served as a consultant in MMIS implementations.
EY

Elaine Yocum

Elaine Yocum is the director of Supply Chain Operational Integration at Trinity Health. Her current role includes supply chain operational assessment and improvement plus transition and change management for mergers and acquisitions.

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 118

1:15pm

Engagement of Medical Practitioners Across Health Care

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Abstract: 

This program includes a panel discussion consisting of chief medical officers from member health systems and the methods they use to engage the various medical practitioners across their respective companies.


Learning Objectives:

 
     1.    Improve engagement and effectiveness of communication between physicians and business executives by understanding the differences in communications and decision-making styles.
     2.    Explain the various methods utilized by physician leaders in engaging various specialties and physician practices across the health-care system.
     3.    Provide insight into the lessons learned in dealing with a broad array of medical professionals utilizing a health-care system at the local, regional and national level.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
SM

Steven Manoukian, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Steven Manoukian, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is medical director of Cardiology for the Clinical Services Group at HCA, director of Cardiovascular Research at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute and an interventional cardiologist at Centennial Medical Center. Manoukian is a well-known researcher, speaker and published author in cardiovascular medicine. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, completed residency and... Read More →
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Barbara R. Paul, MD

Barbara R. Paul, MD, is a board-certified internist who spent 12 years in full-time practice in northern California before joining the Medicare program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While there, she directed the Physicians’ Regulatory Issues Team and changed a number of policies that were excessively burdensome for practicing physicians. Paul was instrumental in developing Medicare’s first “pay for quality... Read More →
RR

Ronald Riner, MD

Ronald Riner, MD, originally trained as a clinical and interventional cardiologist and ran a large single specialty practice for 15 years. Simultaneously, he ran a health-care management consulting firm focused on strategy and business development for hospitals, health systems and medical groups throughout the United States. As chief medical officer for Health Management Associates, he currently interacts with more than 12,000 physicians across... Read More →

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 122

1:15pm

Environmental Preferred Purchasing: Why it is the Right Choice

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Abstract:   Hospitals across the world are forming green or sustainability teams. The mandate of these teams is to select and purchase products that create the smallest carbon footprint and are free of chemicals of concern. Health-care workers and patients are exposed to toxic substances on a regular basis in the hospital setting. Hospitals have a responsibility to purchase the most environmentally preferred products available. This presentation focuses on the main categories of chemical concern for hospitals and the importance of purchasing products that are less harmful to patients and providers and more sustainable for the environment.

Learning Objectives:

 
       1.    Explain the main categories of chemicals of concern in hospitals.
       2.    Explain the importance of using products that are sustainable.
       3.    Coach others in the sustainable purchasing process through formal and informal education.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
ET

Erica Thibault

Erica Thibault graduated with a master’s in nursing. She is a doctoral candidate specializing in pressure ulcer prevention and has published a number of articles and posters. Thibault has served on hospital system committees such as new product procurement.

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 113

1:15pm

Generational Diversity — Boomers, Xer’s and Y’s — Oh My!

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Abstract:  

This presentation will focus on understanding various generations and their characteristics and viewpoints. In addition, there is an exploration of the techniques used to avoid generational challenges and work collectively and respectfully. Organizations with a commitment to diversity ensure that every generation has a voice. This appreciation of generational diversity allows individuals to contribute and be a part of an inclusive and growing department or organization.

Learning Objectives:


       1.    Explain how generational differences influence our views.
       2.    Describe how generational differences impact the things we say and how we say them.
       3.    Explain how generational differences result in unintended miscommunication.
       4.    Ensure that generational differences don’t lead to miscommunication.
       5.    Describe how to apply a commonsense approach for addressing generational issues.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, D, P                                                                 0262-9999-12-005-L04-P (K)


Speaker
SN

Sherri Neal

Sherri Neal is assistant vice president of Diversity and Employee Relations at HCA where she is responsible for leading the company’s diversity, inclusion and cultural competence initiative which bolsters HCA’s award-winning employee and patient culture. Using her background and experience in diversity, human resources and communications, Neal has created innovative approaches to fostering an inclusive and healthy work environment. She has... Read More →

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 115

1:15pm

Medical Management of Bleeding Patients Receiving Anticoagulant/Antiplatelet Therapy

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Abstract:  This presentation will provide nurses, surgeons and pharmacists current reversal and management strategies for common and new anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications. The presenter will review the potential consequences associated with the use of reversal agents and the clinical implications for the use of these agents and provide the tools needed to build guidelines and protocols to help control patients’ bleeding.

Learning Objectives:


     1.    List the common anticoagulant/antiplatelet medications and their mechanisms of action (MOA).
     2.    Explain how to manage anticoagulant/antiplatelet medications for surgical patients.
     3.    Explore strategies and challenges for anticoagulant/antiplatelet medication reversal.

 

1 contact hour: MM, P                                                               0262-9999-12-015-L04-P (K)


Speaker
RD

Rusty Dixon, PharmD

Rusty Dixon, PharmD is a clinical pharmacist for the St. John Medical Center trauma services. He is an assistant professor for both Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy and the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center College of Pharmacy.

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 114

1:15pm

Proton Pump Inhibitors: The Harmless Drugs with Major Complications

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Abstract:  Proton pump inhibitors continue to be one of the most prescribed drugs in the hospital setting, largely for stress ulcer prophylaxis. While once considered harmless, there is considerable evidence that overusing medications, particularly proton pump inhibitors, can lead to significant adverse events including Clostridium difficile infection, health-care associated pneumonia and serious drug interactions. Billions of dollars are utilized each year on proton pump inhibitors in both inpatient and outpatient settings. This presentation will review appropriate use of stress ulcer prophylaxis and emphasize alternative strategies to proton pump inhibitors in the hospital.

 

Learning Objectives:

 
     1.    Describe appropriate initiation of stress ulcer prophylaxis in the hospital setting.
     2.    Explain the complications associated with overuse of antacids with a focus on proton pump inhibitors.
     3.    Review inpatient and outpatient financial concerns associated with proton pump inhibitors.

 

1 contact hour: MM, P                                                        0262-9999-12-016-L04-P (K)


Speaker
DL

Davey Legendre, PharmD

Davey Legendre, PharmD, earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He completed his pharmacy practice residency at West Virginia University and an infectious diseases residency at the University of Mississippi. Legendre is currently the associate director of Clinical Services and the director of clinical research for Health Management Associates.

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 106-107

1:15pm

Savings Opportunities in Purchased Services: Catholic Health Initiatives’ Successful Approach to Governance, Operational Structure and Implementation

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Abstract:  Regardless of where a health-care organization is today in terms of preparing for the future reality of our health-care environment, they are going to need cash to fund the transition. Many executives feel that they have already mined the traditional areas of cost containment. But purchased services is an overlooked area that has great potential for savings. In addition, by taking a next-generation approach to purchased services, organizations will be creating deeper accountability and transparency, two hallmarks of a robust value-based culture. Because purchased services cuts across many functional areas of a health-care organization, management of the spend is very difficult. Embedding senior executives into the governance structure is an imperative for achieving maximum savings. Our session will provide insight on the details of senior executive involvement at CHI, as well as provide a deeper understanding of the key metrics and dashboards senior executives can use to evaluate improvement and create sustainable results.

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Identify key ways to engage and leverage C-level executives in purchased services governance.
     2.    Describe practical steps to creating transparency between departments and work groups to maximize the bottom line benefit of the project.
     3.    Identify and learn to measure the key performance indicators of success, failure and improvement in a purchased services improvement project.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, D


Speaker
SK

Steven Kehrberg

Steven Kehrberg has more than 36 years of experience in clinical engineering and support services in the medical industry. He oversees a national program at Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) that includes 73 hospitals and other facilities in 19 states and an annual budget of approximately $2 billion. Kehrberg previously served as the interim supply chain chief, where he oversaw the successful integration of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s... Read More →
DR

Dave Ryan

Dave Ryan is the director of Integrated Supply Chain, Sourcing and Purchased Services for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). He has more than 30 years of experience in supply chain and health-care operations management. Ryan currently directs the newly developed purchased services program for CHI along with the strategic sourcing functions of CHI’s national supply chain program. He is also leading a team to develop an integrated supply chain... Read More →

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 120

1:15pm

Utilizing Off-site Order Entry to Maximize and Expand On-site Clinical Pharmacy Services

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Abstract:  This presentation will consist of an overview of the off-site order entry model, expansion of clinical pharmacy services and outcome measures. The presenters will also discuss methods for a successful off-site order system transition plus factors to consider when determining clinical pharmacy services and on-site staffing. Outcome measures and preliminary data will be shared.

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Define the factors determining off-site order entry goals.
     2.    Explain the premises on-site pharmacist staffing needs.
     3.    Describe how to create a timeline for transitioning from an in-house model to a hybrid off-site and on-site clinical pharmacy model.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P                                                             0262-0000-12-012-L04-P (K)


Speaker
JC

Jean Caba, PharmD

Jean Caba, PharmD, is the division director of Clinical Pharmacy Services for HCA East Florida. She received her PharmD from the University of Texas, San Antonio.
AC

Ana Caldera

Ana Caldera is currently the division director of pharmacy services for the East Florida division of HCA. Her previous experience includes her roles as pharmacy director and clinical manager.
JW

Joseph Walker, PharmD

Joseph Walker, PharmD, is the division director of Pharmacy Operations for the East Florida division of HCA. His previous experience includes more than 20 years as a pharmacy director at various hospitals and several years as a clinical pharmacist. He has a B.A. from Pharmacy from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, an MBA from Monmouth University and a PharmD from Temple University.

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 108

1:15pm

You’ve Got the Power … Keys to Staying Positive In a Negative World

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Abstract:  In today’s society negative is normal, so how can you stay positive and remain successful when surrounded by the news of gloom and doom? During this presentation Dale Smith Thomas will provide you with methods that allow you to immediately begin living your life to the fullest.

Learning Objectives:

     1.    Explore the “language” for creating positive results daily.
     2.    Explain the power of the first 30 minutes of the day.
     3.    Describe how decisions each day can create destiny.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P, D                                                           0262-9999-12-007-L04-P (K)


Speaker
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Dale Smith Thomas

President and Founder, Winners By Choice
Dale Smith Thomas is an international motivational speaker and author who has spoken to thousands of people around the world. She has been featured on many national television shows, has an internet radio show and is the president and founder of Winners By Choice, Inc.

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Ameridose

Sponsor:  Education Sessions Tuesday (1:15PM)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 111-112 (10:15 - 11:15AM); Room 119 (1:15 - 2:15PM)

1:15pm

ASC Reprocessing and Instrument Repair

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Abstract:  Reprocessing: This program will focus on the use of single-use device reprocessing and what changes have taken place over the past two years. The presenters will also discuss what hospitals and surgery centers are doing to maximize savings opportunities with reprocessing and how to develop best practices in your facility.

Instrument Repair: HealthTrust has spent a significant period of time researching the business models employed by original equipment manufacturers and third party service suppliers in the endoscope and instrument repair space. Using this research, HealthTrust has launched new contracts in both the endoscope and instrument repair categories. This program will provide an overview of the business models employed by the suppliers and the new national agreements that have been launched.


Learning Objectives:


     1.    Explain the industry’s use of single-use device reprocessing.
     2.    Develop best practices.
     3.    Identify business models employed by suppliers.
     4.    Discuss new national agreements.


Speaker
LG

Laurie Griffin

Laurie Griffin is responsible for contracting the instrument repair category for HealthTrust. She has worked for HealthTrust for three years as a financial analyst and contract manager. She has her MBA in finance from Belmont University.
JW

Jason Wandersee

Jason Wandersee is the CEO of MEDISISS, the only independent full-service single-use device reprocessor in the United States.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 116

2:30pm

Biosimilars 101: What Everyone Should Know

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  Abstract:   Biological pharmaceuticals are complex molecules used for the treatment of many different disease states. Due to their complexity, they have not been introduced in the United States. With the recent Health Reform Legislation, development and approval for similar biologics called biosimilars are possible. Biosimilars have been available in other countries for several years and these experiences could help shape what happens in the United States. This presentation will review the current patent cliff of small molecule medications, define biosimilar molecules, examine the arguments for and against biosimilar approval, and discuss expected criteria for approval.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the importance of biosimilars from a financial perspective.
     2.    Express the differences and similarities between branded biologics and biosimilars.
     3.    Describe the requirements necessary to gain approval and market biosimilars in the United States.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P                                                                     0262-0000-12-022-L03-P (K)


Speaker
CC

Craig Coulter

Craig Coulter serves as a contracting director in HealthTrust’s Pharmacy Strategic Sourcing department and is responsible for the GPO’s biosimilar strategy development and implementation. Prior to joining HealthTrust, Coulter served as the senior manager of a specialty fraud and abuse recovery department at AIM Healthcare Services, a senior clinical specialist with Genentech’s oncology, respiratory and endocrinology franchises and a... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 113

2:30pm

Category Strategies for a Mature Non-labor Expense Management Program

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  Abstract:  Participants should come away from this session with a comprehensive understanding of expense management strategies and be able to evaluate the maturity of their efforts in a broad range of spend categories and expense management efforts.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain how non-labor expenses fall into a variety of categories requiring different management strategies.
     2.    Explain the major categories and the key strategies for expense areas and the drivers, tools and measurements required to implement the strategies.
     3.    Apply the given information to an organization for expense management improvement.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
JG

John Gould

John Gould has been involved with supply chain and hospital operations for more than 40 years. After several years in clinical laboratory and process improvement at a large children’s hospital, he began to focus on supply chain and consulting in MMIS system implementations and process redesign. In his last 15 years with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), he has worked to define and improve operating metrics, operating standards and supply chain... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 118

2:30pm

Clostridium difficile: A Review and Update to the 2010 Guidelines

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  Abstract:  C. difficile is the most common cause of health-care associated diarrhea and as virulence increases, treatment failures become more common. Simple measures to improve prevention of C. difficile are the cornerstone of institutional management. Inadequate diagnosis of C. difficile-associated diarrhea may delay appropriate treatment and pathways that assist the prescriber with medication decisions. The IDSA released guidelines in 2010 to address many of these issues. However, a new antimicrobial, fidaxomicin, was approved for treatment of C. difficile-associated diarrhea, and clinical trials were published after the IDSA review. Fidaxomicin has been shown to reduce relapse relative to vancomycin, but at approximately $280 per day, fidaxomicin’s place in therapy is difficult to determine.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the morbidity and mortality associated with CDAD.
     2.    Discuss CDAD laboratory testing.
     3.    Describe current CDAD treatment options.

 

1 contact hour: P                                                                                  0262-9999-12-014-L04-P (K)


Speaker
JD

Josh Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Josh Davis, PharmD, BCPS, served as a critical care and infectious disease clinical pharmacist at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. He currently serves as the director of clinical pharmacy research at CHS.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 114

2:30pm

Improving Healthcare by Understanding the Biological Basis of Personality

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  Abstract:  This presentation focuses on improving health-care services, job satisfaction and ways to make your personal life healthier and happier. The presentation will begin by explaining what we believe personality is and how it is initially related to brain chemistry. Next, the discussion will focus on the three main pathways in the brain that create personality and what types of foods, actions, practices, etc., can alter them. Last, the presenter will focus on understanding how to “speak” the language of the nine basic types of personalities and how communication affects each of the nine.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Define personality; list the three main pathway functions of the brain and the neurotransmitters that regulate each pathway.
     2.    Describe factors that modulate (amplify or dampen the effect of) each of the three main neurotransmitters of the brain.
     3.    Provide a simple description of the nine basic personality types and each one’s primary fear, motivation and learning style.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P, D                                                                 0262-9999-12-008-L04-P (K)


Speaker
avatar for Tina Thomas, PhD, MSW, BSN

Tina Thomas, PhD, MSW, BSN

Featured Speaker | | Tina Thomas, PhD, MSW, BSN, is an innovative and enthusiastic leader in the field of human potential. She currently has a private consulting practice and is a published author.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 119 (2:30 - 3:30PM); Room 111-112 (3:45 - 4:45PM)

2:30pm

Issues in Immunization

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  Abstract:  Immunization is a controversial topic in the United States today. This presentation will discuss these controversies and present a review of the current evidence base and provide recommendations.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain today’s immunization controversies.
     2.    Explore the evidence base for immunization.
     3.    Recognize recommendations for immunizations.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P                                                                     0262-0000-12-006-L04-P (K)


Speaker
ES

Ed Septimus, MD

Ed Septimus, MD, received his medical degree and completed postgraduate training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Baylor and has practiced infectious disease for more than 30 years. His is the medical director for Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at HCA. Septimus has lectured nationally and internationally on surviving sepsis, reduction of health... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 109

2:30pm

Location, Location, Location: Understanding the Power of the GLN Registry

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  Abstract:  No matter what industry you are in, the adoption of Global Location Numbers (GLNs) compels the use of the GLN Registry to maximize the benefit of standardized location identification and to improve communication. In this session, we’ll teach you about the secrets of a GLN hierarchy, what GLN lookup capabilities can do for you and how to synchronize your local data with the GLN Registry for Healthcare.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain why GLNs are important to the health-care industry and why hospitals should begin transacting with them.
     2.    Explain what role the GPO plays in maintaining accurate GLNs.
     3.    Explain what role the facility plays in maintaining their own GLN and how to implement GLNs within their organization.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
BP

Brad Pedrow

Brad Pedrow is a director with GS1 Healthcare U.S. and has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management and information technology in industries such as health care, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He is responsible for working with the U.S. health-care industry to help improve patient safety and increase supply chain efficiency through the adoption and wide-scale implementation of GS1® global standards. Previously, Pedrow... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 115

2:30pm

Managing Health Care in a Post-Reform Environment

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  Abstract:  Managing a group benefits plan is hard work and presents an ever-changing set of challenges. Human resources and procurement professionals are tasked with sourcing the right vendors at the right time and the right price. Meanwhile, health-care reform is here, complicating things along the way. Delivering a valuable and efficient set of health and welfare programs requires focus in several areas, each of which will be explored. Managing pharmacy spend is particularly important, as it is often the cost component increasing at the fastest rate, and new and expensive drugs come out daily. Managing the health of the population also presents a unique set of challenges, as those who suffer from chronic illness require a different set of interventions than those who have risky behavior or are already acutely ill.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe how health-care reform could affect organizations.
     2.    Explain how the pharmacy design presented can mitigate unintended excess utilization and costs.
     3.    Explore how custom clinical programs can support managing the health of a population.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
JD

Joseph Dizenhouse, F.S.A., M.A.A.A.

Joseph Dizenhouse, F.S.A., M.A.A.A., is a senior consultant in the Towers Watson Atlanta office. His areas of expertise include developing design and financing strategies across all health and welfare benefit areas. Dizenhouse assists his clients in developing human capital programs to optimize program cost and workforce management objectives. Dizenhouse has worked with organizations ranging from 5,000 employees to more than 200,000 employees... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 124

2:30pm

Need to Know: Principles of Telemedicine Success

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  Abstract:  As IT staffs and executives turn to telemedicine to reduce costs and drive growth, they will need acquisition support that delivers the right solution at the lowest total cost of ownership. This requires both a review of internal requirements and an understanding of what key technology changes make the difference between success and failure in telemedicine. This presentation will outline the significant changes in telemedicine and also help health-care organizations optimize acquisition by engaging stakeholders, reducing risk, evaluating vendors and reviewing return on investments strategies.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe how the evolution of telemedicine technology created options for health-care organizations to reduce costs and enable revenue growth.
     2.    Explain the internal requirements for successful telemedicine implementations.
     3.    Explore key framework for making successful telemedicine acquisition strategies.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
KT

Kristin Tozzini

Kristin Tozzini currently specializes in telemedicine and mobile technology at CDW Healthcare. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Indiana University at Bloomington.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 108

2:30pm

Review for CMRP Certification Exam

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  Abstract:  This session titled “CMRP Certification Exam Review” is not designed to replace necessary preparation time for an attendee to take and pass the CMRP exam, but is designed to help attendees effectively plan their preparation for the CMRP Exam. All attendees will receive a comprehensive presentation designed for a day-long training class to use as study materials in preparation. The hour-long presentation will familiarize the attendees with the various sections of the CMRP exam, provide useful bibliographical information to assist study and provide materials to assist each attendee in forming their own individual study plan.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the categories of the CMRP Exam.
     2.    Explore the study materials for the CMRP Exam.
     3.    Create a personal study plan together to take and ideally pass the CMRP exam.

 

1 contact hour: MM


Speaker
JK

Jay Kirkpatrick

Jay Kirkpatrick is the Region CEO for the MidAmerica Region of HealthTrust. Over the course of his 22-year career, he has been a hospital director of materials management, corporate director in supply chain with HCA, and the CEO of HCA’s Nashville Supply Chain Services Consolidated Service Center. Kirkpatrick received his undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from Eastern Kentucky University. He was the 2009 President of the... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 122

2:30pm

ASC Panel

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   Abstract:  An estimated 6 million surgeries are performed annually in ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) across the country. While surgery centers continue to thrive in their delivery of safe, affordable and advanced surgical services, they are not without their challenges. Hear from four of HealthTrust’s largest ASC member customers as they discuss current best practices and industry challenges on issues ranging from cost containment to the quality of care delivery and patient satisfaction.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Identify best practices in ASC as they relate to supply chain objectives.
     2.    Identify suggestions for overcoming typical ASC challenges in supply chain and materials management.
     3.    Identify ways to increase patient satisfaction in your ASC by improving patient outcomes and maximizing revenue.


Speaker
OG

Otto Griffin

Otto Griffin is the vice president of materials management for Symbion Healthcare. He has been in health-care materials management for more than 30 years and has worked for several large health-care companies such as AMI, CHS, HMA and Tenet. Griffin also spent 21 years in the U. S. Army Reserves and is a retired officer.
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Todd Hamilton

Todd Hamilton is the vice president of supply chain for AmSurg and led AmSurg through the group purchasing transition to HealthTrust in 2008 and the implementation of their current e-procurement system. Hamilton has spent more than 15 years in health care and distribution and has worked in health-care sectors including acute, sub-acute and long-term care. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.
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Jesse Moore

Jesse Moore is the supply chain officer for the HCA Outpatient Services Group. Moore received his B.A. in mathematics and chemistry from Vanderbilt University. He has 25 years of experience in surgery center supply chain, having begun his career with Dallas-based Medical Care America (MCA), which was acquired by Columbia/HCA in 1994. Moore served as an account director for HealthTrust Purchasing Group from 1999 until 2008 before assuming his... Read More →
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Stephanie Phillips

Stephanie Phillips is the vice president of Procurement for United Surgical Partners International (USPI) and oversees sourcing and operational activities for more than 200 surgical facilities. Phillips has 15 years of purchasing and operations management experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 116

3:30pm

Power Break
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Tuesday July 31, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
First Floor Foyer

4:00pm

Antimicrobial De-escalation: Clinical Approach to Antimicrobial Optimization

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  Abstract:   The benefits of early adequate antimicrobial therapy are well-established in medical literature. Typically when antimicrobial therapy is initiated, broad spectrum antimicrobials are used. The concept of antimicrobial de-escalation is switching to a less broad spectrum agent once the infectious syndrome is accurately diagnosed while taking into account culture data and other clinical symptoms present in the patient. This presentation will focus on identifying candidates for streamlining and the clinical and cost benefits of narrowing antimicrobial therapy.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the benefits of antibiotic streamlining.
     2.    Identify potential candidates for de-escalation of therapy.
     3.    Describe the consequences of over-using antimicrobial agents.

1 contact hour: P                                                                                  0262-9999-12-010-L01-P (K)


Speaker
JB

Jeff Brock, PharmD

Jeff Brock, PharmD, has been employed at Mercy Medical Center since 1995 where he directs the antimicrobial stewardship program. He received a B.A. of science in pharmacy from Drake University, a PharmD from University of Kansas and an MBA from the University of Iowa.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 114

4:00pm

Bottom Line: It’s Not Just About Product Cost

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  Abstract:   Many times we look strictly at the bottom line cost without considering the other elements that go into the process. Clinical outcomes, as well as vendor value adds, can help reduce your supply expense and obtain better value, more so than just looking at the product cost. During this session you will learn tips to help reduce supply expenses as well as improve clinical outcomes for your facility. Basic concepts about evaluating the entire vendor offering will be reviewed, including how to best work with your clinical staff to identify the best supply chain product options for your facility and work with clinical staff and the vendor community to reduce costs.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe traits for success.
     2.    Explain the components of supply cost.
     3.    Explore cost reduction through effective use of available components.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
DL

Dottie Leway

Dottie Leway is the senior director of Supply Chain Services for Community Health Systems. For the past 12 years, she has developed tools that enable affiliated facilities to be successful supply chain leaders. Leway began her career more than 30 years ago in a privately owned, for-profit facility that was acquired by Humana. After the facility was acquired by Columbia/HCA, she moved from Florida to Nashville to work at the company’s... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 116

4:00pm

Clinical Resource Management: The Hospital Sisters Health System Story

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  Abstract:   A successful strategy for combating the rising costs of hospital supplies and expenses is the implementation of a clinical resource management program. Components essential to the success of the program are a strong value analysis committee and a support structure for supply chain leaders. This presentation will outline Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) journey to implement a clinical resource management program and the approach used over the past year.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the strategic components of a clinical resource management program.
     2.    Explain the benefits of a clinical resource management program to a multi-hospital health-care system.
     3.    Explain the critical pathways to clinical resource management implementation success.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
BB

Bob Beyer

Bob Beyer is the vice president of Supply Chain Services for Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). HSHS is a Midwest health-care system that sponsors 13 hospitals in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin and an integrated physician network. He has been with HSHS for 13 years starting as the corporate director of materials management in 1999 and being promoted to vice president of supply chain services in 2007. Bob holds a bachelor’s... Read More →
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Angie Mitchell

Angie Mitchell has a diverse clinical background of more than 30 years that includes positions as an OR director, ASC administrator and medical device company educator. Her expertise includes extensive clinical and business insight to clinical resource management.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 124

4:00pm

Generational Diversity — Boomers, Xer’s and Y’s — Oh My!

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  Abstract:   This presentation will focus on understanding various generations and their characteristics and viewpoints. In addition, there is an exploration of the techniques used to avoid generational challenges and work collectively and respectfully. Organizations with a commitment to diversity ensure that every generation has a voice. This appreciation of generational diversity allows individuals to contribute and be a part of an inclusive and growing department or organization.

   Learning Objectives:
      1.    Explain how generational differences influence our views.
      2.    Describe how generational differences impact the things we say and how we say them.
      3.    Explain how generational differences result in unintended miscommunication.
      4.    Ensure that generational differences don’t lead to miscommunication.
      5.    Describe how to apply a commonsense approach for addressing generational issues.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, D, P                                                                 0262-9999-12-005-L04-P (K)


Speaker
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Sherri Neal

Sherri Neal is assistant vice president of Diversity and Employee Relations at HCA where she is responsible for leading the company’s diversity, inclusion and cultural competence initiative which bolsters HCA’s award-winning employee and patient culture. Using her background and experience in diversity, human resources and communications, Neal has created innovative approaches to fostering an inclusive and healthy work environment. She has... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 120

4:00pm

Globalization of the Medical Supply Chain: Points to Consider in Disaster Planning

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  Abstract:  When a disaster strikes, it is no time for the health-care supply chain to slow down. The lives and health of our patients depend on our ability to not only continue to provide normal operations, but to deliver an even greater volume of products. This session will provide an overview of recent disasters and emergencies, their impact on the supply chain, and ways that the government and private sector work together to support supply chain continuity. It will explore ways to plan for supply chain disruptions and how to work through established systems to obtain assistance when needed. Examples will be drawn from recent emergencies, as well as recent studies focusing on both domestic and international supply chain issues. The session will conclude with the demonstration of tools to assist health-care organizations in obtaining reliable information before, during and after emergencies.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the challenges associated with foreign sourcing in the health-care supply chain, including the potential impacts of disasters and emergencies on the supply chain.
     2.    Describe current efforts to better understand the international and domestic health-care supply chain.
     3.    Find information on supply chain and other emergency preparedness challenges using tools demonstrated during the session.

 

 1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
SC

Steve Curren

Steve Curren is the program manager of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). This program is responsible for coordinating a public and private partnership to identify and protect the critical infrastructure of the health sector from all hazards. The program resides within the HHS Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations under the assistant secretary for preparedness and... Read More →
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Mickey Sparrow

Mickey Sparrow is the materials manager for Tuomey Healthcare System in Sumter, S.C. A native of Bartow, Fla., he retired in 1995 after completing a 20-year career in the U.S. Army. He joined Tuomey in 1996 and worked in many supply chain and contracting roles before assuming the role of material manager in 2001. He is a former president of the South Carolina Society of Hospital Materials Management and began a three-year term on the AHRMM... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 118

4:00pm

Implementing an Inpatient Pharmacy-Managed Discharge Medication Reconciliation Program

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  Abstract:  This presentation provides information needed for the implementation of a pharmacy-managed discharge medication reconciliation program upon hospital discharge.

Learning Objectives:
       1.    Describe the benefits of pharmacy services for discharge medication reconciliation.
       2.    Outline the steps involved in implementing a successful pharmacy-managed discharge medication reconciliation program.
       3.    Develop quality assurance tools to evaluate the impact of a pharmacy-managed  discharge medication reconciliation program.

 

1 contact hour: E, P                                                                             0262-9999-12-013-L04-P (A)


Speaker
JC

Jennifer Cepenas

Jennifer Cepenas is an internal medicine and ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Franciscan St. Margaret Health. Her focus is assisting in the implementation of pharmacy discharge medication reconciliation services and championing the program at the Hammond campus. Cepenas is also the lead pharmacist for the Anticoagulation Clinic.
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Sun Lee-Such, PharmD

Sun Lee-Such, PharmD, is the director of Pharmacy and Anticoagulation Clinic at Franciscan St. Margaret Health. She has successfully implemented pharmacy discharge medication reconciliation and ED pharmacy services with an emphasis on medication reconciliation and patient safety.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 113

4:00pm

The Surprising Environmental and Health Impacts of Electronics: What Non-Techies Can Do About It from Cradle to Grave

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  Abstract:  This program will provide you with the information and resources needed to help drive computer and office equipment sustainability efforts in your organization. The presenters will provide an overview of the environmental and human health impacts associated with electronics, discuss tools to identify environmentally preferable products, help organizations identify environmentally responsible recyclers, and review the energy saving opportunities.

Learning Objectives:
       1.    Identify the major environmental and human health impacts of the electronics industry.
       2.    Identify tools and resources available to institutional purchasers on environmentally preferable electronics purchasing, management and disposal.
       3.    Identify the environmental and financial benefits of computer power management.

 

1 contact hour: MM, E


Speaker
JL

Judy Levin

Judy Levin, Center for Environmental Health, works with large institutional purchasers, primarily health-care organizations, to implement environmentally preferable and cost efficient purchasing, management and disposal practices for their electronics.


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 106-107

4:00pm

Vaccine Update: Protecting Our Patients

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  Abstract:   Vaccinations are one of the primary modes of disease prevention used in health care. This program will focus on outlining the benefits of vaccine use and the development of action plans to prevent disease. The presenter will also compare and contrast vaccine recommendations for children and adults and outline regulatory issues surrounding vaccinations in today’s market.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Outline the benefits and controversies of vaccines’ use.
     2.    Compare and contrast vaccine recommendations for children and adults as well as regulatory issues surrounding vaccinations in today’s market.
     3.    Develop an action plan to prevent disease in the patients using vaccinations.

 

1 contact hour: MM, P                                                                          0262-9999-12-017-L01-P (A)


Speaker
TL

Thomas Lombardi, PharmD

Thomas Lombardi, PharmD, is the supervisor of Clinical Pharmacy Services at St. Peter’s Hospital, senior adjunct faculty at Albany College of Pharmacy and a New York State Certified Pharmacist Immunizer. He received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and a PharmD from the University at Buffalo. Lombardi’s areas of practice interest include provision of a safe medication environment, the use of immunizations... Read More →


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 108

4:00pm

What’s New in Teamwork? Virtual, Global or In-person, Teams Must Work in Today’s Health-care Business

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  Abstract:  Real teams are different. They aren’t groups that meet occasionally to delegate work. Instead, real teams, whether virtual, global, or in-person, are highly cohesive and members work together. Recent research says that conflict isn’t to be avoided in teams; rather it is the grist for creativity that should be balanced with cooperation. In this presentation, the speaker will use humor and stories to illustrate the latest thinking on how teamwork optimizes workplaces.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the differences between virtual, global and in-person teams.
     2.    Explain two ways to make conflict in teams a vehicle for creativity.
     3.    Recognize the dysfunctions of teams and have at least two strategies for overcoming them

 

1 contact hour: MM, E, P, D                                                                 0262-9999-12-009-L04-P (K)


Tuesday July 31, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 111-112 (2:30 - 3:30PM); Room 119 (4-5PM)

5:00pm

 
Wednesday, August 1
 

6:45am

Breakfast
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Wednesday August 1, 2012 6:45am - 8:00am
Premier Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

Cyber Café

Note for Wednesday 8/1:

The Cyber Café will be closed from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
It will re-open from 10:00 - Noon.

  • Deposit your entries for the prize givaways.
  • Check your email or print your boarding pass
  • Take the 2012 Member Satisfaction survey.


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Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:00am - 8:30am
Room 121

7:15am

The Impact of Drug Shortages: Clinical Perspectives and Mitigation Strategies

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  Abstract:  In 2011, more than 260 medications were in short supply in the United States, with a significant number of those including injectable and critical medications with few alternatives. Notification of these shortages is most often incomplete and delayed, making mitigation strategies difficult for health-care providers. This session will provide a review of the most updated position of drug shortages in the United States, along with the current U.S. legislation and manufacturer efforts that are being made to attempt to alleviate the shortage. An assessment of the impact at facility, system and group purchasing organization levels will be discussed. Various mitigation strategies for critical shortages will also be offered.

Learning Objectives:
     1.    Participants will be able to describe the severity of the drug shortage crisis to date.
     2.    Participants will be able to devise mitigation strategies to assist in the ongoing        shortage of critical medications.
     3.    Participants will be able to recognize the current U.S. legislation and manufacturer     efforts that are being made to attempt to alleviate the shortage.

 

 1 contact hour: MM, E, P                                                                     0262-9999-12-020-L03-P (K)


Speaker
RF

Robert Fink, PharmD

Robert Fink, PharmD, has served as the chief pharmacy executive for Community Health Systems for the past 11 years. He received B.S. and PharmD from Mercer University and an MBA from East Tennessee State University. He is a fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and a 2013 FACHE candidate. He also holds memberships in the Federation of American Hospitals, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society for... Read More →
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Stephanie Thompson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Stephanie Thompson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS specialized in adult and pediatric critical care for 8 years before broadening her focus on best practice strategy in corporate healthcare. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral residency in Pharmacotherapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 119

7:15am

Introducing HealthTrust’s Capital Equipment Program

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   Abstract:  To educate members on the importance of collaboration both locally and with the GPO. Identify and educate the various participants that bring clinical and facility expertise to the capital contracting process.
Learning Objectives:
   1.    Recognize the value of materials management in the selection of capital equipment.
   2.    Explain the role of the HealthTrust Advisory Boards in the contracting process.
   3.    Explain the HealthTrust contracting process.


Speaker
AG

Andy Gill

Andy Gill is the director of Strategic Sourcing at HealthTrust, negotiating capital equipment contracts primarily in the areas of diagnostic imaging, radiopharmaceuticals, radiation oncology, patient monitoring and third party equipment maintenance services. He has more than 20 years’ experience in contracting, the past 12 with HealthTrust and HCA. Gill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology from the... Read More →
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Don Weller

Don Weller is the director of the Capital Equipment Group Buy Program for HealthTrust. Working in health care for the past 27 years, he has worked in many capacities including hospital materials management and most recently as director of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) capital equipment program. At CHI Weller was responsible for bringing together a multi-hospital system to a common platform that enhanced the capital acquisition process. He... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 115

7:15am

Introducing Parallon Purchased Services

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Abstract:  With supply chains under intense pressure to identify key areas for cost reduction, facilities have found it necessary to move beyond traditional areas of savings. Purchased services account for more than 16 percent of a facility’s operating expenses and typically include service areas such as clinical, ancillary, support, professional and other outsourced services. Because these areas are often overlooked as potential areas of cost reduction, a facility could be missing out on a 10 to 25 percent savings opportunity. This program will provide an overview of Parallon’s Purchased Services offering and will help members identify areas of savings available through HealthTrust’s extensive portfolio of purchased services contracts.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe Parallon’s Purchased Services consulting offering.
     2.    Explain the HealthTrust Purchased Services contract portfolio.
     3.    Describe innovative models for improving purchased services through contracting efficiency.


Speaker
CK

Christina Katamay

Christina Katamay is the senior director of Parallon Purchased Services. She received her B.A. in Business Administration at Nova Southeastern University. Katamay has worked for HCA for the past 29 years in various positions in health-care materials management. Prior to her current position, she was the corporate director of National Contracting for HCA. She has also held several positions as supply chain director at various facilities in Florida... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 118

7:15am

Optimizing the Supply Chain “Req” to Check Process

    Abstract:  Parallon Supply Chain Solutions manages supply chain operations for HCA and other health-care companies. This session will provide best practice solutions for managing people, processes and technology in supply chain, from requisition through the payment process. The presenters will also focus on opportunities for maximizing technology to help automate paper processes, increase productivity, reduce discrepancies and improve cycle times.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain how technology can be leveraged to drive accuracy and productivity.
     2.    Discover how automation can create a paperless AP environment.
     3.    Explore best practice process flows by requisition types.
     4.    Realize the benefit of an “E Payables” solution.
     5.    Discover how a purchasing card program will benefit your facility.
     6.    Describe how investments in people, processes and technology reduce the supply chain replenishment cycle time.


Speaker
PC

Pam Carter

Pam Carter is the assistant vice president of disbursement management for Parallon Supply Chain Solutions. She has more than 34 years of accounting and accounts payable expertise and is responsible for all disbursement-related activities for Parallon Supply Chain operations. Carter acts as program administrator for the procurement card program, which she implemented, and moved to an electronic payables solution.
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Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell is the facility operations manager for Parallon Supply Chain Solutions where he serves as the subject matter expert for logistics and operational processes. He holds a BBA in management and marketing from the University of Kentucky and is currently completing his MBA at Lipscomb University. Mitchell has worked in supply chain operations for more than 12 years and has worked in areas such as purchasing, warehousing and... Read More →
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Paul Sanders

Paul Sanders is the director of consolidated supply chain operations for Parallon Supply Chain Solutions. He is responsible for supporting and improving the operations of consolidated warehousing, purchasing, customer service and centralized data file integrity. Sanders has 27 years of diverse health-care experience in both clinical and supply chain operations, including 11 years service in the United States Navy.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 124

7:15am

PBS: Effective Workforce Management Through Productivity and Benchmarking Best Practices

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   Abstract:  One of the biggest challenges for health-care facilities today is controlling the use of contract labor and managing solutions for workforce management in a challenging economic environment. This session will provide insight to an overall workforce management solution. This solution is an integrated operating model that includes the effective and efficient use of contract labor, recruiting, staffing and enhanced workforce productivity. The presenters will introduce tools to help manage appropriate use of contract labor and premium pay, minimize the adverse effects of the nurse shortage and maximize market leverage to obtain optimal cost savings, quality and contractual terms for contract labor.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the strategic approach to workforce management in today’s health-care market by the centralizing and standardizing of external contract labor costs.
     2.    Emphasize the importance of staff scheduling excellence as an integrated program of scheduling.
     3.    Explain the cutting-edge “Integrated Staffing and Scheduling (ISAS)” process, introducing the value-added benefits of lowering contract labor cost, eliminating daily staff flexing and adjusting that directly compensates for poor scheduling.


Speaker
KK

Kathy Kohnke

Kathy Kohnke joined Parallon’s Workforce Management Solutions (formerly All About Staffing) in April 2002 after 16 years of experience in senior management in the health-care staffing industry. She has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, international recruitment, government contracting, physician recruitment and has a successful track record in start-up and turnaround situations. Kohnke currently serves as chief operating officer... Read More →
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Tony Pentangelo

Tony Pentangelo is currently the chief operating officer of Parallon Workforce Management Solutions. In his role, he provides leadership, direction and ongoing management of the PWMS Per Diem and Permanent Placement Divisions servicing PWMS clients nationwide. He is a key contributor on several national HCA initiatives including HCA’s Scheduling Excellence Program. Previously, Pentangelo served as vice president of human resources for the... Read More →
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Richard Tarpey

Richard Tarpey has spent the better part of the last 21 years working with resource scheduling concepts and systems in the airline and health-care industries. He has been with HCA for more than 14 years, working extensively with hospital staff scheduling and productivity during this time. During the last seven years, Tarpey developed a staff schedule quality measurement system which has formed the basis of his doctoral work. He has focused on the... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 113

7:15am

SCRUBS/Systems Training for New Users

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   Abstract:  Review and discuss the HealthTrust member portal, SCRUBS and the eCatalog application designed specifically for Ambulatory Surgery and alternate site members.
Learning Objectives:
    1.    Navigate the HealthTrust website SCRUBS effectively.
    2.    Explain shortcuts in the functionality of our online eCatalog application, CatScan.
    3.    Use HealthTrust University, which provides supply chain management and clinical training programs in addition to HealthTrust systems training.


Speaker
CH

Charles Houser

Charles Houser is an account executive with the HealthTrust Member Services Department where he works on new member implementations and provides account management support for Health Management Associates, University of Miami Health System and other Acute Care and Ambulatory members within the HealthTrust membership. Houser has been with HealthTrust for more than five years, with a background in emergency department, surgical services, sterile... Read More →
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Cindy Lawson

Cindy Lawson is the director of Member Systems for HealthTrust where she provides strategic and tactical direction on all member-facing systems, including electronic catalogs, member security and websites, electronic letter of commitment systems and on-line reporting tools. She is also responsible for overseeing the production of standard member reports. Prior to assuming this new role earlier this year, Lawson held positions in customer... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 117

7:15am

SourceTrust Case Studies for Successful Programs

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   Abstract:  SourceTrust provides members with strategies and solutions in physician preference and clinically sensitive products and services. This educational session helps members learn methods for successful medical device programs in orthopedics, spine and cardiovascular that meet the needs of patients, physicians, administrators and supply chain executives.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the components of successful medical device programs.
     2.    Outline the case studies in orthopedics, spine and cardiovascular programs.
     3.    Explain the clinical, operational and financial impact of medical devices in today’s era of health-care reform.


Speaker
DJ

Doug Jones

Doug Jones is the assistant vice president of Business Development for SourceTrust. He provides leadership and consulting to member hospitals in the areas of orthopedics, spine and cardiovascular physician preference products. Jones worked for 20 years in orthopedics for DePuy, a J&J Company, as an orthopedic sales associate, corporate account manager and finally as an AVP of corporate accounts, where he managed GPO and IDN account directors... Read More →
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Melanie McMeekan

Melanie McMeekan has been with HealthTrust for eight years and is the assistant vice president for the SourceTrust contracting team. She helps to develop and deploy strategies to bring member savings opportunities in the medical device area. McMeekan has an orthopedic supplier background and more than 13 years of experience in the health-care industry, including all aspects of contracting and product expertise in hip and knee implants, trauma... Read More →
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Lynn Tarkington

Lynn Tarkington is an assistant vice president on the SourceTrust team. Her background includes 30 years in the health-care industry, with the focus of her clinical work in cardiovascular diseases. Tarkington previously worked with HCA in the corporate quality department, leading a team of professionals in improving cardiovascular quality across the organization. She received her nursing and bachelor’s degrees in Richmond, Va., and is currently... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 106-107

7:15am

Understanding the HealthTrust Contracting Process and the Role of Member Advisory Boards

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   Abstract:  The foundation of the HealthTrust model is a patients-first mission, led by experienced clinical leaders and member advisory boards who conduct a rigorous product vetting and approval process. The advisory board process drives all procurement activities and decisions, ensuring that member requirements are addressed and that there will be a strong commitment to on-contract purchasing. Whether you’re new to HealthTrust or a long-time member, this is your chance to gain a better understanding of the contract management process, learn how new products and services are submitted for consideration and how members have a voice in decision-making through our advisory board oversight process.
Learning Objectives:
    1.    Describe the HealthTrust contracting process.
    2.    Explain the role of the HealthTrust advisory boards in the contracting process.
    3.    Explain how members have a voice in decision-making through the advisory board oversight process.


Speaker
NC

Netta Collins

Netta Collins has more than 35 years of experience in a variety of nursing disciplines. As a clinical director at HealthTrust for nine years, she chaired the Nursing and Surgical Advisory Boards to provide clinical advisement and direction for all nursing and surgically focused projects. In her current position as assistant vice president of Clinical Operations, Collins has operational responsibility for the Clinical Advisory Boards (nursing... Read More →
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Allen Wright

Allen Wright is vice president of Strategic Sourcing at HealthTrust Purchasing Group where he is responsible for national agreements across capital equipment, information technology, human resources, HIM, HR, commercial products and freight. He has more than 20 years of experience in the negotiation and management of multimillion dollar agreements as both a customer and supplier. Wright has held various contracting responsibilities at HealthTrust... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 114

7:15am

What’s New in Energy and Facility Infrastructure

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   Abstract:  HealthTrust has expanded its Facility Infrastructure offerings beyond the highly successful energy procurement program throughout the United States and is adding a new suite of contracts and services to support the efficient operation of health-care facilities. Collectively known as Facility Infrastructure Solutions (FIS) and anchored by a newly-formed advisory board, the expanded offering will provide the energy solutions, strategic procurement, project management and essential information necessary to support the tens of billions of dollars expended to design, build and operate health-care facilities each year. The session will introduce FIS services (now offered through Parallon Supply Chain Solutions) and provide information on how they benefit HealthTrust members.
Learning Objectives:
    1.    Better analyze energy and facility management costs for facilities.
    2.    Identify potential areas of facility management cost savings.
    3.    Select the Facility Infrastructure Services (FIS) that can provide the tools and solutions to reduce costs


Speaker
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Jon Ervin

Jon Ervin, as the AVP of EnergyTrust for HealthTrust Purchasing Group, directs the procurement of natural gas, electricity and related energy services for HealthTrust members. He is also responsible for an annual energy commodity budget of about $300 million for HCA. Ervin has been involved in many facets of the energy industry since the start of his career, including production, distribution, procurement and marketing. For 35 years he has... Read More →
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Kevin Theis

Kevin Theis joined HealthTrust in March 2011 after serving as a facilities management program consultant to HCA for more than a year. In his role as director, Facility Infrastructure Solutions (FIS), he will be leading the FIS group’s efforts in developing service offerings such as energy solutions, strategic sourcing, Facility Management Support Services ( FMx), Facility Management intelligence (FMi) and project delivery services. As an... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 7:15am - 8:15am
Room 108

8:30am

General Session - Wednesday
Speaker
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Michael O. Leavitt

Chairman, Leavitt Partners
Keynote Speaker | Wednesday General Session | | Michael O. Leavitt | Former Governor of Utah and chairman of Leavitt Partners Mike Leavitt is the founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners, a health-care intelligence business, where he advises clients in the health care and food safety sectors. In previous roles, Leavitt was elected three times as governor of Utah (1993-2003). He also served in President George W. Bush’s Cabinet as head... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 8:30am - 10:00am
Premier Ballroom

10:00am

Cyber Café

Note for Wednesday 8/1:

The Cyber Café will be closed from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
It will re-open from 10:00 - Noon.

THE 2012 CYBER CAFE CLOSES AT 12, NOON.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR! 

 


Sponsors
avatar for CDW Healthcare

CDW Healthcare

Sponsor: Cyber Café


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Room 121

10:15am

Year in Review: New Medications Impacting Care

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  Abstract:  This presentation provides a review of medications brought to market in the past 12 months that have made a significant impact on patient care, along with current medical literature surrounding each product. An assessment of the drug’s efficacy, safety and outcomes data will be discussed, comparing the agent to current comparators in that market space. Anticipated new therapies to be examined will include, but are not limited to, oral anticoagulants, antimicrobials and biosimilars. 

Learning Objectives:
   1.    Describe new medications launched in the last 12 months.
   2.    Assess the efficacy, safety and outcomes profiles for each of these new medications.
   3.    Compare the new medications to current therapy to better determine its place in
          disease management.

 

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Speaker
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John Theobald, PharmD

John Theobald, PharmD, is assistant vice president of Clinical Pharmacy Services at HealthTrust Purchasing Group. His primary responsibility is to develop and implement innovative clinical pharmacy programs and initiatives that bring the highest quality and value to the HealthTrust membership. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, where he received his bachelor and doctorate of Pharmacy degrees. Theobald has... Read More →
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Stephanie Thompson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Stephanie Thompson, PharmD, MBA, BCPS specialized in adult and pediatric critical care for 8 years before broadening her focus on best practice strategy in corporate healthcare. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral residency in Pharmacotherapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also holds a Master of Business Administration in... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 118

10:15am

Introducing Parallon Business Performance Group

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   Abstract:  The formula for success in a dynamic environment is continuous innovation. Learn how Parallon’s Business Performance Group uses people, processes and technology to deliver comprehensive revenue cycle solutions that can transform your business operations. With end-to-end revenue cycle services—from patient registration to billing, collections, denial management and everything in between—this program will discuss how the Business Performance Group can offer customized solutions to improve efficiency and enhance results while you stay focused on your core mission: delivering quality patient care.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the extent of the Business Performance Group offering.
     2.    Explore the types of opportunities that can be found by utilizing the Business Performance Group.
     3.    Determine if any portion of the comprehensive revenue cycle solutions could be a fit with your organization.


Speaker
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Shannon Dauchot

Shannon Dauchot is responsible for the revenue cycle corporate subject matter experts, NPAS Collections and other specialty product lines, implementations and the client relationship management infrastructure. She served as the COO for the HCA Shared Services Division for five years prior to this role and started with shared services in 2000 as the CFO at the Tampa Shared Services Center. Dauchot got her start in health care as a hospital... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 122

10:15am

Leveraging AdvantageTrust to Build and Strengthen Relationships with your Provider Partners

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  Abstract:  This presentation provides an overview of the AdvantageTrust program and an update on current membership, growth trends and planned improvements for 2012. Participants should walk away with an understanding of how the AdvantageTrust program can provide them with a benefit they can offer to their affiliated physicians or other affiliated providers to strengthen relationships.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explore the AdvantageTrust program.
     2.    Identify how the program can assist hospital members with affiliate relationships.
     3.    Describe how AdvantageTrust provides information and support for specific market segments.


Speaker
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Jenifer McGuire

Jenifer McGuire is an account manager for AdvantageTrust and has more than 12 years of GPO experience. She works with their largest member groups and provides regular updates and progress on current programs.
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Mary Starr

Mary Starr is responsible for the development and leadership of the AdvantageTrust program at HealthTrust. The program currently serves more than 5,000 different members in physician clinics, long-term care facilities and home health agencies as well as various nonprofit health and well-being organizations.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 108

10:15am

Parallon Supply Chain Solutions Pharmacy Improvement Program

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   Abstract:  This presentation will focus on the key success factors that include leadership development, clinical pharmacy programs and drug formulary management. In addition to the key successes the team will discuss pharmacy operations, processes, supply chain functions, and pharmacy expense management and how this program has improved pharmacy expense and operational management within a large hospital system.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the components of the pharmacy improvement program.
     2.    List the key success factors of a high performing pharmacy.
     3.    Identify Parallon Supply Chain Pharmacy best practices.


Speaker
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Trina Kaylor

Trina Kaylor, assistant vice president, pharmacy expense and operations management at HCA/Parallon, has been in her position since December 2011. Prior to that Kaylor was the HCA Central Group as Group Pharmacy. She has been with HCA since 1994 in various roles, including HCA TriStar division director, pharmacy, director of pharmacy and clinical pharmacist. Kaylor earned her doctor of pharmacy at University of Florida. Kaylor has served as... Read More →
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Steve Tarkington

Steve Tarkington, vice president, Parallon Supply Chain Solutions has been in his current position since January 2004. Prior to that Tarkington was with the HCA Southeast Division Supply Chain team as the division clinical resource director. He has been with HCA since June 1980 and has served in various roles such as staff nurse, nursing supervisor, nurse manager, administrative director, chief nursing officer and chief operating officer... Read More →


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 106-107

10:15am

Supply Chain in the Operating Room: A Partnership for Success

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   Abstract:  With upcoming health-care reform changes, facilities are asked to do more with less. Surgical services have the top supply spend in facilities but partnering with supply chain initiatives will increase efficiencies, physician and clinical satisfaction, reduce supply cost and improve metrics. This organization developed a surgical services program, pairing the operating room with supply chain to accomplish their goals. Having the right person in the right job with standardization and best practices will help your facility meets its goals and ensure your customers have the right supply at the right time. The end result: Supply chain manages supplies and clinicians focus on patient care.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Describe the impact surgical procedures, scheduling and preference cards have on supply management.
     2.    Explain the importance of the right person in the right role.
     3.    Recognize the value of meaningful metrics.


Speaker
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Beth Bozzelli

Beth Bozzelli is the OR director of Supply Cost Management for Parallon Business Solutions. In her role, she is the subject matter expert for clinical, technological and operational processes. A perioperative nurse for 17 years, Bozzelli served in roles from staff nurse to director of Surgical Services. She has spoken at AORN, OR Excellence, Society of Healthcare Systems and AHRMM on operational best practices and supply cost management. Bozzelli... Read More →
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Alia Schmidt

Alia Schmidt is the director of OR and Facility Operations for Parallon Business Solutions. In her role, she is the subject matter expert for logistics and operational processes. Schmidt has her bachelor’s degree in business management from Austin Peay State University and is working on her master’s degree. She has worked in supply chain for 18 years, with 10 years of military logistics and eight years in health-care logistics.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 119

10:15am

Understanding the On-Contract Vendor Audit and Rebate Processes

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   Abstract:  Overview of the Audit Function: How do you know you are being charged contractual pricing for the products you purchase each day? The audit team is working to ensure your vendors are adhering to the terms of HealthTrust’s national agreements. This session will discuss the HealthTrust audit function including, how the audit plan is chosen, types of audits performed, scope of test work, timing and reporting of issues and overbillings.
Rebates — Who, What, When, Where and Why?: Many of the contracts you use have rebates. This session will discuss how rebates are processed, what data is available from vendors and how rebates are paid.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the HealthTrust audit functions.
     2.    Describe how rebates are processed.
     3.    Provide answers to questions pertaining to audit functions and rebates.


Speaker
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Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt has 14 years of health-care audit experience in both the financial and compliance areas. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Holt joined the HCA Internal Audit team in 1998 as a financial auditor and later transitioned to the HealthTrust Internal Audit team in 2002. She is currently leading a team of auditors who perform contract compliance audits for member facilities.
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Lisa Taylor, CPA

Lisa Taylor, CPA, has more than 25 years of financial accounting and auditing experience in both public and private sectors. Taylor left Arthur Andersen to become the controller at Methodist Health Care System in Jacksonville, Fla.; she then moved to Brentwood to join Quorum Health Group as their director of financial audits in 1996. When Quorum was acquired by then Triad Hospitals Inc. in 2001, she joined HealthTrust as the controller.


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 116

10:15am

What’s New in SpendTrust

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  Abstract: Financial pressures and an ever-changing health-care environment require more than the spend analytics outputs of the past. Savings opportunities must not only be constantly identified but assessed and tracked in an automated repeatable method. This session will discuss the ways in which the SpendTrust analytics suite is evolving to meet the needs of an expanding list of decision-making roles within our member organizations, ranging from materials managers and department heads to the chief executive officers. Come hear about our offerings for supply chain analytics, pharmacy analytics and benchmarking. Here you will learn how SpendTrust is leveraging the most cutting-edge technologies to elevate the traditional supply chain function and create a community centered around data-driven decisions.
Learning Objectives:
     1.    Explain the underlying concepts that comprise purchasing analytics, pharmacy analytics and benchmarking.
     2.    Describe the types of opportunities that can be found using SpendTrust.
     3.    Experience new features available through SpendTrust.


Speaker
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Bill Francis

Vice President, Business Solutions


Wednesday August 1, 2012 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 113