Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium - 2016 Annual Research Dissemination Conference

2016 Annual Research Dissemination Conference

As reform in the U.S. health care system moves forward there is acknowledgment of the complexities and inter-connectedness of care delivery. Both human and non-human components require attention and study. A growing consensus is that health care workers need expanded knowledge, must embrace collaboration and understand the overlapping importance of high quality patient care, reduced costs and improved population health across the continuum of care. All who directly or indirectly impact patients are expected to incorporate evidence-based medicine, patient-centeredness and necessary innovation in their roles. This session is designed to build an understanding of efforts in a new area, “delivery science” and factors related to innovation and management, inclusive of the roles played by supply chain organizations.

Conference Powerpoints

Symposium on Transparency and Performance Wednesday, April 6, 2016
1:30pm Introduction to Symposium
Gene Schneller Ph.D.,Co-director, Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium, Arizona State University


Focusing on transparency in clinical practice, the program will be commenced with an address by Dr. Marty Makary from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and their Global Health Initiative. Dr. Makary speaks nationally on new technology in surgical care, quality and safety in medicine, and health policy. He is a regular medical guest on CNN and FOX News, and is the author of several books on public health and surgery, patient safety, quality of care, and health policy.

Following Dr. Makary's address, a panel from leaders across the value chain will be moderated by Dr. Eugene Schneller. The panel will include representatives of the health care supply chain industry including purchasing groups, suppliers, and information technology. Panelists include:

  • Todd Ebert. Ebert is president and CEO of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HCSA), the GPO trade association. Ebert was formerly president and CEO of St. Louis-based Amerinet. He is a former chair of HSCA and immediate past chair of the Healthcare Industry Supply Chain Institute. At Amerinet, Ebert served in a variety of leadership roles, including VP of its pharmacy program, president of its private-label company, and president and COO.
  • Steve Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, GHX
  • Pharmaceutical and/or Medical Deive Industry Representative
3:00-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:30pm Panel of Speakers with Questions and Discussion
Gene Schneller Ph.D.
Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium
Arizona State University (Moderator).