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HMMC Fall Conference • Dallas, Texas • November 5-7, 2019

HMMC Fall 2019 Conference

Where Manufacturers come to Learn, Network & Succeed!

November 5 – 7, 2019
Dallas, TX

Navigating Value-Based Care

  • Tina Vatanka Murphy, Chief Revenue Officer, GHX
  • Governmental Affairs Update
  • Linda Rouse O’Neill, Vice President Government Affairs, HIDA
  • Additional Topics
  • GPO and IDN Speakers
  • Customer Panels
  • Providers Across the Continuum of Care
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

12:00 – 3:00 PM Board Meeting

3:15 – 5:00 PM Committee Meetings- New Members Welcome

6:30 – 7:15 PM Welcome Reception

7:30 – 9:00 PM Opening Dinner

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 AM Welcome to the 2019 Fall Manufacturers Executive Conference

Janis Dezso – President

8:15 – 9:15 AM Linda Rouse O’Neill; Vice President Government Affairs, HIDA

Industry Updates: Regulatory, Government Affairs

9:15 – 10:15 AM Tina Vatanka Murphy; Chief Revenue Officer, GHX

Navigating Value Based Care

10:15 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM TBD

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 PM Networking Activity

1:45 – 3:00 PM John Pritchard; SMM; Moderator

GPO Presentation and Panel Discussion

3:00 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 – 4:45 PM Rebecca Love RN, MSN, Ryalto, Healthcare & Nursing Transformation Catalyst

How Nurses Can Help Drive Healthcare Innovation

6:00 – 9:00 PM Evening Networking Event – TBD

Thursday, November 7, 2019

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 AM HMMC Business Meeting & Updates to Membership

Janis Dezso – President


Mike McCoy; Blockchain Strategist and Protocol Developer

Vijay Reddy; Entrepreneur, Blockchain, Healthcare Executive

9:45 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:30 AM  TBD; Customer Panel

11:30 – 11:45 AM Closing Comments

Janis Dezso– President

11:45 AM Adjournment

Conference Speakers

  • Margaret Steele Vice President, Contract and Program Services Vizient, Inc

    As Vice President, Contract and Program Services, Margaret directs strategic planning and contracting for Vizient’s Medical, Surgical and Distribution team. She is responsible for the strategy and execution of national agreements to deliver significant value and operational improvement for products and distribution services purchased by members. Margaret also has oversight of five Member Councils including Anesthesia, Clinical & Supply, Perioperative, Respiratory and Wound Management.

    Prior to her role on the Medical/Surgical team, Margaret led the Accelerated Contracting Expertise team in Purchased Services. The team featured deep expertise in Food & Nutrition Services, Environmental Services, Clinical Equipment Maintenance, Laundry and Linen Services and Plant Operations.

  • Tina Vatanka Murphy

    As chief revenue officer for GHX, Tina Vatanka Murphy combines strong customer focus with deep expertise in driving both organic and inorganic growth.

    Murphy is responsible for executive leadership for all customer-facing functions, including Product and Market Development, Sales, Marketing and Customer Operations. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and technology, she has a proven track record of instilling a customer focused culture that delivers value to GHX and its global customers.



    Linda Rouse O’Neill is HIDA’s vice president of government affairs. Linda brings over 18 years of healthcare-based lobbying, Capitol Hill and member services experience to HIDA. At HIDA, Linda oversees the government affairs team and business intelligence team. HIDA government affairs had been meeting with key federal agencies and Capitol Hill staff on healthcare issues important to its members such as medical device tax, pedigree and competitive bidding.

  • John I. Pritchard President & CEO
    Share Moving Media

    Share Moving Media is a leading publishing and content company providing information, communication and educational services to providers, manufacturers and distributors involved in the business of healthcare. Founded in 1994 as Medical Distribution Solutions, Inc., SMM is proud to publish Repertoire Magazine, The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, The Dail-E News, First Impressions and Efficiency in Group Practice. SMM hosts industry forums; Market Insights, IDN Insights East and West as well as owns the Association of National Accounts Executives (ANAE).

  • Rebecca Love RN, BS, MSN, FIEL
    Managing Director, Ryalto

    Rebecca Love is a nurse entrepreneur, inventor, author, TedX speaker, the first nurse featured on, and part of the inaugural nursing panel featured at SXSW 2018.  Love was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing – a founding initiative designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs. There she founded the Nurse Hackathon, the movement has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession.

  • Vijay Reddy Founder, Synthium

    Vijay Reddy is an Entrepreneur, Blockchain and AI enthusiast. Healthcare and Technology have a profound influence on him, and he strongly believes in innovation and cutting edge, break-through solutions. After completing his MS in Computer Science, Reddy entered the healthcare arena with OSI Systems (Now MedAssets, Inc.) in 1991 and progressed to be the Chief Information Officer for the company. Since entering workforce, he has designed systems and developed software to increase efficiency and reduce costs for the healthcare entities. The solutions Reddy developed were deployed in over 50% of the hospitals in the USA.

  • Mike McCoy Adjunct Professor, Blockchain for Health Care at Thomas Jefferson University

    Mike McCoy is an Emerging Technology Specialist leading the Healthcare Blockchain Practice at Accenture. In his work, he believes that distributed ledgers, automation and AI have the power to change the ways businesses operate and continue to functionally outgrow siloes. He is most passionate about finding new ways to track and trace information/IoT devices, verifying truthful data and using predictive analytics to predict more clear outcomes. Mike is a Philadelphia native who strongly believes his city can be the beacon for displaying how new technology can make a difference on a global scale with such a diverse population.

  • Amanda Frith Vice President Supply Chain and Analytics Surgical Care Affiliates

    Amanda Frith is the Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and Enterprise Analytics for Surgical Care Affiliates, working to align the savings objectives of over 200 ambulatory surgery centers and over 7000 surgeon partners.  Frith has more than 15 years of supply chain leadership experience in the Healthcare, Technology, and Banking industries.  Prior to joining SCA, she served as Vice President of Technology Supply Chain for BBVA Compass Bank, a top 25 U.S. commercial bank with over 600 locations. She received a BS and MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

  • Matt Moton Director, Supply Chain Operations Surgical Care Affiliates

    Matt Moton currently serves as the Director of Supply Chain Operations at Surgical Care Affiliates.  Moton has 13 years of healthcare experience in academic, nonprofit and for-profit hospitals, and is now focused on the execution of national sourcing and contracting efforts for ambulatory surgery centers. Prior to joining SCA, Moton served as the Director of Hospital Operations for a 242 bed acute care hospital where he oversaw Materials Management, Facilities Management, Emergency Operations, Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition Services, and Security. He received a Bachelors in Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from Baylor University and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

  • Nate Mickish Vice President of Strategic Sourcing, Texas Health Resources & President, Texas Health Supply Chain Service

    Nate Mickish is the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing at Texas Health Resources and the President of Texas Health Supply Chain Services (THSCS), a partnership between Texas Health and Premier, Inc. In his role, Nate leads the sourcing team at Texas Health responsible for all contracting of supplies and equipment. He also oversees the growth of Texas Health’s affiliate program and regional contract portfolio through THSCS.


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