The IDN Summit & Reverse Expo - has connected senior healthcare supply chain executives, GPOs and healthcare suppliers for 20 years. The Summit’s 2.5 day format fosters collaborative interaction in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Learn More.

Battle-Tested Education - from leading supply chain executives, industry thought-leaders, business executives, inspirational speakers and more to connect the dots in this ever-changing healthcare environment. Each Summit provides you with the insight you need to meet the challenges of your organization. Learn More.

  Effective Networking - with over 200 senior IDN supply chain executives, leading national GPO executives and healthcare suppliers provides an effective forum to discuss issues and debate new ideas. In addition to the Reverse Expo there are numerous other opportunities to interact. Learn More.

  Thought Leaders - lead the education at each IDN Summit. Past speakers include Disney Institute Leaders to US Generals to Health System CEOs to Medical Pioneers to Sports Legends. Learn More.

Coping When Life Throws You a Curveball - or a Hockey Puck

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

By Chuck Lauer, Healthcare Policy Expert

Life is full of surprises. In business, surprises can derail the best-laid plans. The ability to cope with them well is a great asset, as I have learned over and over again.

Recently, I attended a two-day meeting in Plano, Texas, of a corporate advisory board of which I have had the good fortune of being a member for the past eight years. I had been asked to say a few words about the immediate past CEO of the company at a dinner after the first day of meetings. I had prepared my remarks and I was looking forward to extolling the virtues of this outstanding executive, who had done wonderful things for the company, but had also done wonderful things for returning veterans by founding an organization that found jobs for veterans back in the good old USA. read more


Emergencies and Other Untoward Events' Impact on the Supply Chain and the IDN's Bottom Line

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

By: Mikkah Rogers, Event Coordinator, Bluegrass Business Media

“To be prepared is half the victory,” are words spoken by a famous poet. It was a famous boxer, not a poet, that said “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the face.” Unfortunately, with the recent Ebola epidemic and the rise in catastrophic natural disasters, it is the words of Mike Tyson, not the poet, that ring true. Hospitals, more than ever, have to prepare and expect the unexpected. read more