Karen Conway is executive director of industry relations and value for GHX, where she works internationally with standards bodies, government agencies, industry analysts, academic researchers, trade associations, hospitals, healthcare systems and suppliers to optimize clinical and business performance through supply chain excellence.
Conway is a recognized expert and speaker on the topic of unique device identification and the benefits that can be delivered across healthcare with data on real world performance of medical-surgical products and the ability to better source, procure and utilize products that improve both the cost and quality of patient care. She also writes and lectures on the topic of the Accountable Healthcare leader, drawing from the concepts outlined in the 2013 global leadership book, Leading from the Edge, which she co-authored with the former chief talent officer of Cisco. Conway was also a contributing author to eBusiness in Healthcare, published by Springer in 2008.
Conway serves as national chair of the board of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM), which is the supply chain membership group within the American Hospital Association. She is a member of the healthcare advisory board to CAPS Research, a partnership between the Institute for Supply Management and Arizona State University and is active in the Medical Device Supply Chain Council and the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI). Conway completed a master’s of science degree in the Science of Healthcare Delivery from Arizona State University in February 2017.