With Healthcare Reform changing the rules for supply chain channels, the role of Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs) continues to develop in ways that help these organizations provide effective and enhanced services to IDNs.

The IDN Summit provided numerous opportunities for interaction and networking with representatives of leading GPOs.

GPOs registered for the 2013 Spring IDN Summit include:

Amerinet registrants include:
President & CEO
VP, Strategic Accounts
VP, Medical/Surgical Contracting
VP, Strategic Customer Engagement
SVP, Contracting 

HealthTrust Purchasing Group registrants include:
CEO MidAmerica Region
RVP of Sales, Upper Midwest Region
RVP of Sales, MidAmerica Region
RVP of Sales, Southeast Region
RVP of Sales, Atlantic Region
Manager of Marketing
Project Coordinator
RVP of Sales Western Region
CEO Atlantic Region
COO, Clinical & Physician Services Group and HCA Physician Services
VP, Sales

MedAssets registrants include:
Office of the Chief Executive, Senior EVP, CCO
SVP, Population Health
Regional VP, SM
SVP, Spend Management, Central Zone
SVP, Spend and Clinical Resource Management
SVP, Performance Management
VP, Clinical Supply Chain
SVP, Client Executives, Southeast
SVP, Supplier Relations
SVP Enterprise Client Executives, NE Zone
Client Executive


Novation registrants include:
Area SVP, Sourcing Operations
Senior Director
Manager, Marketing Services
VP Contract & Program Services
Director Sales Linkage Marketing
VP Contract & Program Services

VHA registrants include:
Vice President
Director, Corporate Marketing
Vice President
Senior Vice President
Vice President, Business Development

Premier healthcare alliance registrants include:
Region VP
Senior Manager, Thought Leadership Communications
Consultant, Supplier Relations & Contract Uptake
GVP, Program Sales & Sales Operations
Manager, National Events
VP, Enterprise Performance
VP, Supplier Relations and Contract Uptake
VP, Supplier Relations and Business Development
VP, Emerging Service Sales
Senior Region Director
VP, Enterprise Performance Solutions
Senior Region Director
Program Director

Provista registrants include:
Strategic Business Development
Director Marketing
Sales Executive
Senior Director VHA Non-Acute
Sales Executive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


GPO-Hosted Events 

Monday, April 22, 2013
11:30 am  12:45 pm

GPO Informational Forums

Rather than a single combined session, each of the national GPOs hosted a concurrent informational forum where suppliers learned about their organizational values, contracting strategies and health system clients. Suppliers had the opportunity to ask questions and network with the GPO executives in attendance.

Amerinet GPO Forum: Maximizing Your GPO Relationship Post Election
HealthTrust Purchasing Group GPO Forum: The Changing Dynamics of the Healthcare Delivery System: How Providers are Adjusting Networks to Survive in the Post-Reform Era
MedAssets GPO Forum: Driving Compliance and Maximizing GPO Relationships
Novation GPO Forum: Increase your Efficiency, Visibility and Credibility
Premier healthcare alliance GPO Forum: Better Together: Rekindling the Commitment, Igniting the Possibilities

Monday, April 22, 2013
5:00 pm  6:30 pm

GPO Receptions: Popular TV Shows of Today

TV has been a mainstay in our lives for decades. Giving us reason to hope, dream, laugh and engage. Suppliers joined the national GPOs as the GPOs gave suppliers a tour of some of their favorite TV shows allowing them to relive special moments in the lives of engaging characters. Each GPO invited suppliers to visit their reception and take a break from the hectic pace of the IDN Summit as they sought refuge in these hit shows.

Amerinet: Top Chef
HealthTrust Purchasing Group: Nashville
MedAssets: Sherlock 
Novation: Hawaii Five-O
Premier healthcare alliance: Mad Men