2018 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit Keynote Speakers Announced

Summit Early Registration and GHXcellence Awards Nominations End February 16
Louisville, CO — Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) announced its lineup of general session speakers, with astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain Scott Kelly headlining the upcoming 18th annual GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, May 7-9, 2018 at Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Early discounted registration ends February 16, as well as nominations for the GHXcellence Awards where GHX annually honors the top performing and most forward-thinking organizations and individuals.

The healthcare industry is increasingly recognizing the critical value of collaboration across provider and supplier organizations to achieve cost savings, strengthen business processes and, most importantly, improve the quality of patient care. At the upcoming Supply Chain Summit, general presentations will feature:

Keynote Address | The Sky is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space
Captain Scott Kelly, History-making Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain

GHX: Together…For Better Healthcare
Bruce Johnson, GHX President & CEO

The FDA’s Evolution from Compliance to Quality in the Real (Evidence) World
Jeffrey Shuren, MD, JD, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

The Changing Reimbursement Landscape – What it Means for Providers and Suppliers
Patrick Conway, MD, President and CEO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (formerly with CMS)

Pragmatic Approach to Evaluating the Risks and Opportunities Posed by Disruptive Technologies
Mike Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities

Connecting the Dots: A Strategic View
Michael Dominguez, SVP & Chief Sales Officer, MGM Resorts International

The GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit is an intensive, three-day event offering a wealth of information, expertise, networking opportunities and inspiration for all parties in the healthcare supply chain—providers, suppliers, distributors and GPOs—and across all levels of the organization, from strategic to tactical. The Summit fosters a collaborative environment, encouraging an open dialog to look critically at ways to leverage technology and adopt modern processes and best practices to help the industry achieve cost savings, strengthen organizations and improve patient safety. Attendees can save $300 on each registration through Feb. 16, 2018.

About GHX
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is a healthcare business and data automation company, empowering healthcare organizations to enable better patient care and maximize industry savings using its world-class cloud-based supply chain technology platform. GHX brings together healthcare providers, manufacturers and distributors in North America, and Europe, who rely on proven healthcare-focused technology and comprehensive data to automate business processes and make more informed, timely and fact-based decisions. Solutions span 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 www.ghx.com and The Heathcare Hub.