Healthcare and technology leaders came together in Cleveland to collaborate, educate and partner towards a mutual goal of streamlining hospital supply chain operations.
The two-day summit, hosted by PartsSource, assembled some of the industry’s most recognized innovators to offer insight and inspiration. With a focus on supply chain technology and how it can cost-effectively help providers transition from a volume-based patient care model to that of value-based model. The Summit’s C-level presenters included the Cleveland Clinic, Summa Health, Hyland Software, Explorys, Inc., and all major healthcare CMMS leaders.
Clinical engineering and imaging departments, from across the nation, actively engaged in peer-led roundtables, industry-moderated panel discussions and top-of-mind keynote addresses. Amongst other topics, discussions emphasized healthcare ecosystem leadership, transforming clinical engineering through technology, the necessity of actionable big data, and overcoming silo thinking to achieve true collaboration and innovation.
“Historically, hospital supply chains focused only on material management, price negotiation and order placement,” observes Dr. Phil Settimi, President and CEO of PartsSource. “With the Affordable Care Act, that’s all changed. Now, hospital supply chains are seen as disciplines that cross clinical and financial management to eliminate waste and enhance patient care. By creating forums for meaningful interaction, PartsSource hopes to assist – and accelerate – the industry with this dramatic cultural and operational shift.”
“We are going to look back on this timeframe five years from now and fondly recall it as the good old days. Declining single digit margins are here to stay. I appreciate – and need – forums, such as these, to help my hospital system compete, manage and excel in the new age of the Affordable Care Act,” added Carl Jones, Community Health Systems.
PartsSource hosted the 2014 Healthcare Technology Summit at Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovation. The annual event is open to all hospital-based clinical engineering departments and is held every September in Cleveland.
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