GHX Experts to Share Insights on Supply Chain’s Role in Driving Healthcare Value at IDN Summit and AHRMM20+ Virtual Events

GHX’s Karen Conway and Lumere’s Dr. John Cherf to Address Pressing Issues Facing Healthcare
Louisville, CO — Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) today announced Karen Conway, Vice President of Healthcare Value, and Lumere Chief Medical Officer John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA will lend their insights at two upcoming virtual healthcare supply chain industry events: the IDN Summit and Reverse Expo, August 25-27 and the Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) AHRMM20+ Conference, September 22-October 8. GHX is a proud sponsor of both events and will also host virtual event booths where attendees can meet virtually with GHX staff to learn more about the company’s capabilities around fostering supply chain resiliency, modernizing value analysis and optimizing health systems’ shift to Cloud.

Karen Conway is a noted industry expert and a sought-after speaker and author on healthcare and supply chain-related topics. At GHX, Conway works to improve data quality and generate evidence on what improves the health of people and populations, as well as to advance the role of the supply chain as a critical enabler of a value-based healthcare system. Dr. John Cherf has more than 20 years of clinical experience in sports medicine and knee surgery. He has published in numerous peer review journals, frequently speaks at top healthcare events and has served as an advisor and consultant to several orthopedic and healthcare industry associations and organizations, including the FDA.

The IDN Summit and Reverse Expo

GHX and Lumere experts will share their insights in two sessions:

August 25, 2020
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Dr. Cherf will present a session entitled “Value-Based Healthcare – From Platitude to Partnership.” Dr. Cherf will explore how value-based healthcare is becoming the guiding principle for the future of supplier and provider relationships. Christian Howell, Vice President of Value-Based Healthcare, Medtronic and Bill Selles, Senior Director of Procurement, Spectrum Health will also speak to how they are navigating this new landscape and building a partnership that delivers value for their respective organizations and the populations they serve. To register for the IDN Summit, visit

August 26, 2020
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
Conway will present a session on behalf of AHRMM on the clinically integrated supply chain entitled, “A Big Ask Demands the Right Answer,” followed by a live Q&A session. Session attendees will explore how supply chain, clinicians and suppliers can collaborate to positively impact cost and quality drivers and the use of metrics and analytical tools to support value-based decisions and improve outcomes. Those participating in the live Q&A will also be eligible to receive Continuing Education credits.

AHRMM2020+ Conference

GHX and Lumere experts will participate in three sessions:

September 22, 2020
5:00 – 6:00 PM CT
Conway will moderate the opening keynote session focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the supply chain profession. In this session, health care supply chain leaders will discuss how responsibilities and decision making changed and how that will affect their teams moving forward. Leaders will share their greatest takeaways and thoughts on how future operations will work differently. To register for the AHRMM2020+ Conference, visit

October 1, 2020
2:30 – 3:30 PM CT
Dr. Cherf will co-moderate a workshop with Dr. Jimmy Chung, Associate Vice President, Perioperative Portfolio, Providence St. Joseph Health, as part of the AHRMM CQO Summit entitled “Tying Clinically Focused KPIs to CQO.” More information on this workshop will be released in the coming weeks.

October 2, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 AM CT
Conway will present a session with Ruben Taborda, Johnson & Johnson’s Senior Director, Hospital and Distributor Supply Chain Solutions, on “Supply Chain’s Role in Social Determinants of Health.” COVID-19 has expanded recognition that factors such as race, ethnicity, income, access to healthy food, and education have a significant impact on an individual’s health. Taborda and Conway will provide both visionary and real-world examples of how supply chain can help minimize risks associated with the social determinants and improve the health of individuals and communities.

About GHX
Building on decades of collaboration between providers, manufacturers, distributors and other industry stakeholders, Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX) is leading the charge in helping organizations run the new business of healthcare. By automating key business processes and translating evidence-based analytics and data into meaningful action, GHX is helping the healthcare ecosystem to move faster, operate more intelligently and achieve greater outcomes. With the support of GHX, healthcare organizations have removed billions of dollars of wasteful healthcare spend. For more information on GHX’s suite of world-class, cloud-based supply chain and pharmacy solutions, visit and The Healthcare Hub. GHX has also launched a COVID-19 Information Center that provides a wealth of free resources and access to data and information needed to help serve patients and protect staff during the pandemic.