Karen Conway works to advance the role of the supply chain as a critical enabler of a value-based healthcare system. In her role at GHX, she applies her extensive knowledge of supply chain operations and systems thinking to align processes, data and incentives across the healthcare ecosystem. She is also passionate about generating evidence on what improves the health of people and populations and the performance of organizations upon which an effective healthcare system depends.
Conway is past chair of the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM), and serves on the boards of the Strategic Marketplace Initiative (SMI) and the Bellwether League, the GS1 Global Healthcare Leadership Team, the expert advisory council for the Supply Chain Advancement Network in Health, and the healthcare advisory board for CAPS Research.
She is a co-author of the global leadership book Leading from the Edge, a contributing author to eBusiness in Healthcare, and a monthly columnist on “Standard Practices” for Healthcare Purchasing News. As a widely recognized expert, she is frequently asked to speak on unique device identification and the role of supply chain in addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. She was named a 2019 “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine.
Conway holds a Masters in the Science of Healthcare Delivery from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado College.