In this episode we talk with Todd Ebert, President and CEO of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA).
Todd Ebert is a nationally recognized supply chain leader, a group purchasing industry expert, and a registered pharmacist with more than 30 years of healthcare experience.
Ebert joined HSCA in 2015 from Amerinet, Inc., a national healthcare solutions organization and HSCA member, where he had served as President and CEO since 2007. After joining Amerinet from Intermountain Healthcare in 1991, Ebert served in a series of leadership roles including Vice President of Amerinet's pharmacy program; President of Amerinet’s private-label company, Amerinet Choice, LLC; Executive Vice President for Contracting Operations and Purchasing Program Development Units; President of Operations; and as President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to Amerinet, Ebert gained extensive experience in several other sectors of the healthcare industry. He is a former vice president and general manager of a specialty healthcare product logistics company; a director of hospital and retail pharmacy; and has owned and operated a nursing home clinical pharmaceutical consulting company. Internationally, Ebert has provided pharmaceutical consulting to foreign government officials and healthcare providers.
Ebert is a former Chair of HSCA and is the immediate past Chair of the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute (HISCI). He is often requested as a guest speaker for industry events on subjects ranging from pharmacy to group purchasing trends.
Ebert holds bachelor’s degrees in pharmacy and business management from the University of Utah and a Master of Science degree in pharmacy administration. He is a registered pharmacist.
On this episode we talk to Rand Ballard who leads strategic accounts; enterprise solution sales; and sales and client management for Vizient™.
Previously, Ballard served as MedAssets senior executive vice president and in the office of the chief executive since 2008 and as chief customer officer since 2006. He also served in the roles of chief operating officer, president of MedAssets supply chain systems and leader of the company’s sales team.
Prior to joining MedAssets, Ballard was vice president, health systems supplier economics and distribution for Cardinal Health care.
He earned a master’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University with a triple major in finance, operations and marketing. He was a deans' list undergraduate at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned a bachelor’s degree with concentration in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering and business law.
An avid community partner, Ballard has served as chairman of the board of the Meals on Wheels Association of America Foundation, vice president of Hire Heroes USA and vice president of The Health Careers Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and low-interest loans to non-traditional students pursuing a degree in the health care field.