GHX Spotlights Proven Best Practices for Healthcare Supply Chain Excellence in Annual Summit Series Webinars

Industry Leaders from Across the Healthcare Continuum Share Proven Supply Chain Strategies in Free Webinar Series
Louisville, CO — Monday, September 25, 2017

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced the lineup for its Fall 2017 GHX Summit Series, an annual educational webinar series spotlighting some of healthcare’s most visionary supply chain leaders. Topics for the one-hour webinars, which begin on Thursday, Oct. 5, and occur through the remainder of the year, were selected from the most popular and highly rated sessions at the 2017 GHX Supply Chain Summit. The goal of the series is to help attendees drive supply chain excellence through proven best practices from some of the world’s most sophisticated healthcare supply chains. 

“The healthcare supply chain includes a range of strategic business processes that can reduce costs and waste, while simultaneously improving patient care. What we see is an industry that consistently is looking to learn from other organizations who are successfully navigating the challenges and changing landscape,” said Scott Kelley, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, GHX. “This year’s Summit Series features speakers who are leading the way for the next-generation healthcare supply chain. Their insights, advice and proven best practices are sure to help other organizations harness the healthcare supply chain to bring profound and beneficial changes to their businesses.”

The first three webinars announced in the Fall 2017 GHX Summit Series include:

UDI in the Healthcare Delivery Environment: Stanford’s Journey

When: Thursday, Oct. 5, at 3:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Jim Booker, Manager, Master Data Management, Supply Chain, Stanford Health Care

About: Stanford Health Care is a healthcare organization at the forefront of the industry and one that is taking the lead in UDI adoption amongst providers. One of the organization’s Master Data Management leaders will discuss Stanford’s program implementing UDI and seven key takeaways that provider organizations can leverage for their own organizations.

Data Management: Operationalizing Best Practices and Driving Value from Data

When: Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Dina Walden, Content Manager, Oregon Health & Science University; Sean Farley, Director, Organizational Procurement, Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center; Carissa Granados, Supervisor, SCM Systems, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Ashleigh E. Gross, Supervisor, Supply Chain Analytics,
Catholic Health; Bill Brewer, Manager, Product Management, NuVia/Content Solutions, GHX

About: The benefits of clean, accurate and quality item data are well documented, but few have been able to develop sustainable processes to maintain data day-to-day. The webinar features four leading organizations and how they created the processes (people, approach and procedures) to not only help ensure clean data, but also to derive results and value.

Vendor Management: The Bigger Picture

When: Thursday, Nov. 2, 3:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Tonia Pondiscio, Solutions Specialist, GHX

About: Doing business with vendors is essential to the operations of provider organizations. Having excellent vendor management processes in place are critical. Not focusing on the full picture of an organization’s vendor population can lead to gaps in the supply chain and compliance processes. The webinar outlines how organizations can refocus vendor management efforts by considering the unconsidered.

Additional sessions will be added to the Fall 2017 GHX Summit Series. For more information on each session and to see additional sessions when announced, as well as to register, visit the Fall 2017 GHX Summit Series.

About GHX

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) drives costs out of healthcare with cloud-based supply chain management technology and services to help enable better patient care and savings by maximizing automation, efficiency, and accuracy of business processes. GHX offers healthcare providers and suppliers an open and neutral electronic trading exchange that delivers procurement and accounts payable automation, contract and inventory management, vendor credentialing and management, business intelligence, payment management and other supply chain-related tools and services. For more information, visit and The Healthcare Hub.