Healthcare Supply Chain Radio with John Pritchard

Healthcare Supply Chain Radio is brought to you by The Journal of Healthcare Contracting. Join us each week as Publisher John Pritchard is joined by a thought leader from the US Healthcare Supply Chain. Healthcare Supply Chain Radio will explore progressive tactics, models and collaborations seen in today’s Healthcare Supply Chain. You can expect to hear from leaders from our nation’s most progressive IDNs, Hospitals, GPOs, Distributors and Regional Collaboratives. The stakes have never been larger and the consequences more dire. It’s time we all connect, share and learn from each other. The Journal of Healthcare Contracting is the only publication that is solely devoted to the contracting arena of healthcare. It focuses on the interactions of the four primary stakeholders in healthcare contracting: health systems and their facilities, manufacturers and suppliers, distributors and group purchasing organizations. The participants in the contracting arena will grow to rely on The Journal of Healthcare Contracting for industry understanding, insight into the minds of thought leaders and collaboration opportunities amongst contracting constituents.
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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 28, 2016

In this episode we talk to Dennis Orthman.

Orthman is the Senior Director with the Strategic Marketplace Initiative, supporting SMI executive teams in the development of innovative solutions to industry challenges. Orthman has over 30 years of healthcare supply chain experience, beginning his career as a hospital buyer and progressing through respected management, consulting, and executive positions.

Orthman worked at Boston City Hospital, the Caritas Christi Health System in Boston, and served as Director of Contracting for Partners Healthcare System. Dennis has also worked as a Senior Consultant with Concepts in Healthcare and with BD Healthcare Consulting & Services, assisting IDN clients in creating hospital-vendor partnerships and delivering innovative supply chain programs.

An MBA graduate from Suffolk University in Massachusetts, Orthman is also a graduate of the Georgetown University Healthcare Leadership Institute. Orthman is an active member of AHRMM, serves on the GS1 Healthcare US Leadership Team, has been published in numerous industry trade journals, and has presented on progressive supply chain topics at both the national and local conferences.

Sep 21, 2016

In this episode we talk with Matt Palcich Senior Manager, CSC Inventory & Distribution Services, Providence Health & Services.

Matt is responsible for leading the development of a system wide inventory program that optimizes accountability and control through strategic planning and direct management of all medical product inventory within the Consolidated Service Center ~25m on hand inventory with 180m annual throughput.

  • Directs the CSC inventory strategy and implementation of all inventory related programs for all ministries throughout Providence health & Services to include perpetual and periodic at all acute care and non-acute care ministries
  • Establish Central Services inventory polices and guidelines in coordination with the Operations and Leadership team and ensure these standardized polices are consistently implemented throughout the health system
  • Serve as the expert and system wide point person in development and analysis of system wide inventory strategies that optimize delivery methods, minimize total cost, reduce inventory investment, eliminate touch points and evaluate all best in class inventory initiatives such as Low Unit of Measure (LUM), Just in Time (JIT), CSC maximization, and/or point of use/supply automation systems implementing these strategies wherever feasible in a standardized and consistent manner throughout the health system.
Sep 14, 2016

On this episode we talk to Brent Petty. Brent is Executive Industry Consultant for Healthcare, at Lexmark International, Inc. Brent joined Lexmark in 2015 after serving 12 years as System Vice President, Supply Chain for Wellmont Health System, Kingsport TN.

Brent in addition to his Lexmark responsibility currently has the distinct honor in being the 2015 Chairman of the Board of the Association for Healthcare Resource Materials Management. (AHRMM).

Petty earned his professional designation as a Certified Materials Resource Professional (CMRP) through the AHA Certification Center, a division of the American Hospital Association.

Sep 7, 2016

In this first episode of Healthcare Supply Chain Radio we talk to Dr. Eugene Schneller. Dr Schneller is an experienced academic leader, researcher, and administrator with extensive experience at the university, college, and departmental levels. Having held appointments in very diverse settings (business, liberal arts, medicine, and public health), Dr. Schneller has a knowledge and appreciation of a wide range of disciplines, academic and business cultures, and approaches to academic problem solving.

As Associate Dean of the College of Business at Arizona State University (ASU), he was responsible for operations of one of the largest colleges of business in the United States. He has also worked extensively in the areas of research and organizational development as Director of the William Seidman Research Institute at ASU. He also served as Counselor for Health Professions Education under ASU President, Lattie Coor. He was the first director of the Division of Health Administration and Policy in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Dr. Schneller is currently a Professor of Health Care Supply Chain Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management; building an innovative program in health sector management in collaboration with the Department of Supply Chain Management. He has developed the Health Sector Supply Chain Initiative at ASU, which involves a major research thrust, the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium (HSRC-ASU). In 2007, in recognition of his stream of research and educational development, he was named a Dean’s Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar. HSRC-ASU has been internationally recognized for its design – bringing together competitors from across the health industry to solve common problems.

He has studied public and private health care procurement in both the United States and abroad with a focus on design, integrity, efficiency and effectiveness.