Conference Archives

2007 Fall Conference

“Juggling Today’s Challenges”
Omni Chicago Hotel
Downtown Chicago

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

7:00 – 9:00 PM Opening Reception
Cocktails, Hors d?oeuvres and Dinner

Thursday, October 18, 2007

8:00 – 10:00 AM Opening Speaker
“Managing Change Within Your Organization”
Jim McLean – Resource Management International
The HMMC Fall Conference is focusing on change in our marketplace. We promise that you will leave this meeting with numerous ideas on what you and your teams will want to change in the way you do business to enhance your success. The next question on your mind may be “How will I lead and manage change within my organization, particularly since it is human nature to resist change?” Jim McLean of Resource Management International, Inc. will present practical approaches for implementing change that will help you turn your vision for change into reality where it counts – back home with your people and your customers.

10:30 – 11:30 AM “American Medical Association Reflections on Current and Future Events”
Dr. Joseph Heyman – Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association
Dr. Heyman will touch on the current political situation for the AMA and reimbursement issues; AMA?s involvement in political and real world solutions; issues surrounding Quality and Safety Improvement; Antitrust, Insurance Reform, Liability Insurance, the uninsured and our plans for them; and what practices may look like in the future.

1:00 – 2:00 PM “Vendor Credentialing”
John Tara – Director of Strategic Marketing, Boston Scientific
Matt Rowan – President, HIDA
Frank J. Krimowski, CPMR – President, HIRA
Vendor Credentialing is a matter of rising concern to everyone on the supply side of healthcare. Our presenters are on the leading edge of the coalition to organize and standardize this issue that is of extreme importance to every HMMC member.

2:00 – 3:00 PM Challenges and Changes with GPO?s
“Structuring and Aligning Supply Chain Strategies between Providers, Manufacturers and GPO?s”
Joe Arruda – Senior Vice President, Surgical Care Affiliates
Contract compliance is a growing concern of many manufacturers. In this session you will learn about Surgical Care Affiliates and the services we provide to over 140 Surgery Centers across the United States. Joe will review their Supply Chain Program and highlight their challenges, successes and the joint accountability approach that they developed with their manufacturers.

3:30 – 4:30 PM “Addressing New and Emerging Medical Technology”
Jenifer Axline – Director, Innovative Technology, Novation
Key Objectives
Provide an overview of how GPOs in general address new and emerging medical technology
Explain the Novation New Medical Technology Evaluation process
Explain how suppliers can participate in the Novation New Medical Technology Evaluation process

4:30 – 5:30 PM “Symbion Surgery Centers – Strategic Plans & Direction”
Otto Griffin – Vice President, Symbion Healthcare
Symbion, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, TN, owns and operates a network of 65+ short stay surgical facilities in 23 states. Hear of Symbion?s plans to become an even bigger player in this rapidly emerging component of the healthcare market.

6:30 – 9:30 PM Dinner/Entertainment/Networking Event
Two motor coaches will leave the front of the Omni Chicago Hotel at 6:30 to take us to a “Fun Night” of networking, creativity, and ingenuity – along with food, of course. You will work together in competition with each other. A great networking opportunity that will allow you to express your finely honed skills. Come dressed very casual. Come hungry. Prepare to work a little and laugh a lot. Tears of joy may end the evening.

Friday, October 19, 2007

8:00 – 9:30 AM “Changes and Challenges in Distribution”
Alan Weiss – President, Medline Distribution Company
Mark Seitz, Esq – President & CEO, NDC
Alex Caldwell – Director of Sales & Marketing, Claflin Company
Each of our presenters will provide an overview of his/her company and its direction in our changing market followed by break-out sessions where you will have the opportunity for some one-on-one questions and answers.

10:00 – 12:00 PM Break-out sessions

12:00 PM Conference Adjourned

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