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2011 Spring Conference

April 13 – 15, 2011

Hilton Nashville Downtown
121 Fourth Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37201

For reservations call 615-620-2150 or 800-445-8667
Room rate of $159.00 + taxes
Deadline for reservations is Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

7:00 – 9:00 PM Opening Reception – Market Street Back
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner

Thursday, April 14, 2011

7:15 – 8:00 AM Breakfast – Boone

8:00 – 8:05 AM Education Conference – Armstrong
Welcome to the 2011 Spring Education Conference
Jon Wells – President

8:05 – 9:30 AM “Opening Speaker”
“The New Health Age: A High Level Look At The Future of Healthcare and Medicine in America”
David Houle. Futurist, Author, Speaker, Consultant
David Houle and Jonathan Fleece are co-authors of the forthcoming book, “The New Health Age: The Future of Healthcare and Medicine in America.” Houle is a world renowned futurist and Fleece is one of the foremost practicioners in Health Law in America. Each will make a presentation on “The New Health Age” and will answer questions after. Then toward the end of the morning they will both lead an interactive discussion on what the future of healthcare in America will look like. This morning is not to be missed if you want to know what lies ahead for healthcare in America

In this high level presentation Houle presents the context for and the inevitability of the New Health Age. What it is, why it is happening now and the incredible transformations that will reshape healthcare in America

9:30 – 9:45 AM Morning Break – Foyer

9:45 – 11:00 AM “The New Health Age: The New Landscape
of Healthcare – What You Need To Know”
Jonathan Fleece, Co-author, Healthcare attorney
In this more detailed presentation Fleece describes the new landscape of healthcare in America. He presents what you need to know: the new institutions, the change in economic incentives and the true opportunity to both lower healthcare costs and create a healthier America

11:00 – 12:00 PM “Question & Answer Period with David Houle and Jonathan Fleece”
David and Jonathan will answer questions and promote a lively exchange. Be prepared for any questions you might want to propose.

12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch – Boone
HMMC General Meeting & Award Presentations

1:30 – 2:30 PM “Current U.S. Healthcare Trends”
John Pritchard, MDSI
John Pritchard, general manager of MDSI and publisher of The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, touches on a number of key topics in the healthcare industry. His presentation explains the factors driving growth in the alternate site market, including the aging population. It touches on the rise of regional purchasing coalitions, their definition and some of the leading models. Accountable Care Organizations and the quality measures and cost savings hoped to be gained from them are covered in the presentation as well.

2:30 – 3:30 PM “Visibility and Intelligence: Your Keys to Growing Your Business (Even as Markets Shrink)”
Bruce Johnson, Chief Executive Officer & President, GHX
Do you have good visibility to current market trends for your product lines? Can you clearly see how your markets are changing – growing or shrinking – and do you know how your competitors are being impacted? In this session, Bruce Johnson, CEO of GHX will provide an overview of some of the market trend data and intelligence being tracked by the GHX Business Intelligence division. Additionally, Johnson will provide an update on key market trends directly related to manufacturer’s healthcare businesses, such consolidation being predicted in the coming years and the impact that is likely to have on suppliers. Finally, Johnson will offer thoughts on new initiatives driving the healthcare supply chain toward delivering more value to both provider and supplier organizations.

3:30 – 3:45 PM Afternoon Break – Foyer

3:45 – 4:45 PM “HR Issues, Labor/Management Issues, Labor
Laws Update”
Sarah Pierce Wimberly, Partner, Ford & Harrison, LLP, Atlanta Office
“Sarah Wimberly will provide an update on recent developments in labor and employment law affecting employers in the health care industry and will discuss pending and related forthcoming legislative and regulatory initiatives. She will review key new laws, regulations, and agency initiatives as well as discuss what we might see in 2011 and 2012.

5:30 – 9:30 PM “Dinner/Entertainment/Networking Event”
We will leave the hotel lobby at 5:45PM sharp to begin our evening. We are in the home of Country Music, and no matter if you are a fan of country music or not you will enjoy the evening, networking, great food, and of course fashionable adult beverages. Maybe even a surprise guest speaker.

Cocktail party, Dinner and Entertainment are compliments of Nashville Medical Trade Center and the Nashville Convention & Visitor’s Bureau. Thank you Bill Winsor, Cindy Morris and Nashville CVB.”

Friday, April 15, 2011

7:15 – 8:00 AM Breakfast – Foyer Armstrong

8:00 – 9:00 AM “The NDC Story: A Journey from Buying Cooperative to Master Distributor and Beyond” (How to maximize your relationship with NDC today and in the future)
Mark Seitz, President & CEO, NDC
About National Distribution & Contracting, Inc. (NDC)
NDC, Inc. represents approximately 700 distributors, the largest organization of independent medical, surgical, veterinary, dental and laboratory supply distributors in the United States. NDC provides a unique collection of business services including master distribution and logistics on behalf of distributors and manufacturers serving healthcare providers throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Guam. www.ndc-inc.com

9:00 – 10:00 AM “Healthcare Economics and Healthcare Supply Chain – Where It’s Going”
Sandra Green, General Manager, Spend & Enterprise Client Management/Alternate Care, MedAssets

10:00 – 10:15 AM Morning Break – Foyer

10:15 – 11:45 AM “Roundtable Discussions” – McKissack 1, 2
Mark Seitz & John Bardis
2 groups – Speakers Rotate

11:45 AM Meet back in Armstrong to wrap up and adjourn

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