April 22, 2013
Today aptitude announced the launch of the healthcare industry’s first online direct contracting market, a one-stop destination designed to complement a hospital’s existing contracting model or provide an alternative for those looking to modernize the business of health care. Offering a balanced value proposition, this unique approach is open to any hospital or healthcare supplier in the country. Read more.
March 19, 2013
Mercy Health Ministry has recently signed on with Attainia, a capital equipment supply chain information technology company, to enable better visibility into Mercy’s capital equipment supply chain. According to Dave Miles, Director, Capital Planning & Asset Management, Mercy is always looking for the leading technology companies that help streamline processes, eliminate duplicative efforts, and allow better coordination amongst the design team. Read More.
Attainia Signs Agreement with Amerinet for Capital Equipment Supply Chain Solutions
March 12, 2013
Attainia, a capital equipment solutions company, today announced an agreement with Amerinet, a national healthcare solutions organization, to help Amerinet members streamline their capital equipment supply chain and remove unneeded costs. Under this agreement, organizations utilizing Amerinet contracts now have access to Attainia’s powerful cloud-‐based suite of solutions. These innovative solutions provide increased visibility and financial control of construction and renovation projects, from planning and predictive analysis to management and sourcing. Read more.
Oct. 17, 2012
The 2013 IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Awards competition has officially gotten under way. Innovative healthcare systems will compete in three size categories, while a fourth category—first launched last year—will provide opportunity for regional purchasing coalitions to compete. Read more.
Survey Finds Impact on Patient Experience is Significant Factor in Healthcare Purchase Decisions
Sept. 11, 2012
A new survey of healthcare executives provides a unique window into how the patient experience is influencing purchase decisions in the healthcare supply chain. The survey, conducted by IDN Summit in partnership with ECRI Institute and Jack Welch Management Institute of Strayer University, was released today at the 2012 Fall IDN Summit and provides insight into the growing role that quality of patient care has in supply chain purchase decisions. The IDN Summit kicked off its three-day Fall Summit at the Arizona Biltmore today, which will continue through Thursday. Read more.
Healthcare Business Media Launches New ACE Summit for January 2013
June 22, 2012
Healthcare Business Media, producer of the IDN Summit, announced today it is launching a new event to be held January 14-‐16, 2013, in New Orleans. The new event—called the ACE Summit and Reverse Expo—will be uniquely positioned to set the foundation for collaboration among healthcare’s architectural, construction, facility and capital equipment sectors. Read more.
IDN Summit Raises Over $8,000 to Bring Water to a Remote Village in Kenya
May 2, 2012
While the industry may be going through monumental change, meeting the needs of others remains at the heart of healthcare. Attendees of the 2012 Spring IDN Summit and Reverse Expo in Orlando proved that to be true when they raised over $8,000 in donations to help build a well for a remote village in Kenya. Read more.
Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center Named Overall National Supply Chain of Excellence Award Winner
April 24, 2012
Upper Midwest Consolidated Services Center (UMCSC) has been named the National Overall Winner of the IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Award today as healthcare executives from across the country cast their votes at the 2012 Spring IDN Summit and Reverse Expo in Orlando, Fla. Read more.
April 11, 2012
A new survey of healthcare executives provides insight into how healthcare organizations view suppliers and their role in the healthcare supply chain. The survey, conducted by IDN Summit, also provides insight into the growing number of collaborative relationships being forged in the healthcare supply chain and the expectations providers have for future collaborations. Read more.
IDN Summit Brings Jack Welch Management Institute Business Education to Spring Event
Feb. 16, 2012
IDN Summit has announced it is partnering with renowned business educator Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University to bring in-person world-acclaimed business leadership instruction to the 2012 Spring IDN Summit. Read more.
Healthcare System Leaders Select Winners of Supply Chain of Excellence Awards
Feb. 8, 2012
Healthcare executives from across the country have cast their votes and selected four category winners for the 2012 IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Awards competition. The awards recognize best practices and innovative ideas from health care systems that have achieved critical supply chain efficiencies. Read more.
Voting Gets Underway to Select IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Award Winners
Dec. 6, 2011
The selection process has begun for the 2012 IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Award winners, with voters choosing from among a record number of nominees. In addition to honoring innovative healthcare systems competing in three size categories, this year’s program has launched a fourth category for regional purchasing coalitions. Read more.
New Category Added to IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Awards
Nov. 14, 2011
The 2012 IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Awards competition has officially kicked off with a new awards category added to the program. In addition to honoring innovative healthcare systems competing in three size categories, the program has launched a fourth category for regional purchasing coalitions. Read more.
IDN Summit Raises Over $40,000 to Benefit Mercy's St. John's Regional Medical Center
Sept. 21, 2011
How does a place of healing that has become a place of tragedy become a place of healing once more? Attendees of the recent 2011 Fall IDN Summit in Phoenix hope that over $40,000 in donations can provide part of the solution. Read more.
Mergers, Business Impacts of Reform will be Focus of IDN Summit Thought Leadership Panel
July 21, 2011
Four prominent leaders with diverse backgrounds will engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion on the ins and outs of mergers, acquisitions and new partnerships affecting the healthcare industry at the upcoming IDN Summit, slated for Sept. 13 – 15, 2011, at the Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix. Read more.
IDN Summit Launches Relief Efforts for Victims of Joplin Tornado
June 23, 2011
Reacting to the sheer devastation faced by healthcare industry colleagues in Joplin, Mo., IDN Summit has announced it will launch a multi-faceted effort to help provide relief to victims of the Joplin tornado. Read more.
IDN Summit Brings Healthcare Supply Chain to the Forefront
March 30, 2011
Almost a thousand healthcare leaders gathered in Orlando for three days of learning, sharing best practices and networking at the Spring IDN Summit and Expo, as the spotlight continued on healthcare supply chain efficiency. Read more.
A new survey of healthcare executives has found what appears to be a significant shift in attitudes toward the nation’s 2010 health reform law, with more leaders expressing support for aspects of the law that call for changes to the healthcare delivery system. Read more.
Health Systems Leaders Choose Finalists for Supply Chain Awards
After voting by healthcare executives from across the U.S., four finalists have emerged for the 2011 IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Awards, which honor health systems’ innovative efforts to achieve critical supply chain efficiencies. Read more.
The IDN Summit and Expo will hold its spring gathering in Orlando, Fla., March 21-23, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. The twice-a-year event brings together senior healthcare executives, and their group purchasing association and supplier partners to improve healthcare by increasing the effectiveness of the supply chain. Read more.
A record number of healthcare systems have submitted applications for the 2011 IDN Summit Supply Chain of Excellence Awards as voting gets under way. The award honors innovative efforts for achieving critical supply chain efficiencies in healthcare. Read more.
Nominations Sought for Coveted Supply Chain Awards
The 2011 IDN Summit Supply Chain Excellence awards program officially kicks off today, with the online application now live. Healthcare organizations can apply for the program through Dec. 3. Read more.
The fall IDN Summit and Expo, the bi-yearly gathering of healthcare supply chain executives from integrated delivery systems, group purchasing organizations and healthcare suppliers, took place here last week. The three-day event tackled the major issues confronting the healthcare supply chain, led by the impact of health reform. Attendance was up a whopping 21% from last year’s fall event, despite a down economy. Read more.
Hundreds of senior healthcare executives and their group purchasing organization and supplier partners will gather in Orlando, Fla., April 20-22 for the Spring 2010 IDN Summit and Expo at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. Read more.
The first independent survey of healthcare supply chain professionals conducted by IDN Summit was released Monday. The survey identified areas of key importance in the healthcare supply chain. Read more.
January 19th, 2010
IDN Summit and Expo, which brings together senior healthcare executives and their group purchasing organization and supplier partners to improve healthcare delivery, is pleased to announce its 2010 search for Supply Chain Excellence in Healthcare Awards program. Read more.
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About IDN Summit and Expo
Since its creation in 1986, IDN Summit and Expo has become the leading source of collaborative networking events, education and information resources and professional services for healthcare supply chain stakeholders. It focuses on best practices, enhanced communication and improved business processes that lead to more cost-effective patient care. The spring and fall summits bring together senior healthcare executives and their group purchasing organization and supplier partners in an open, learning environment. The meetings have as their foundation a range of strategic content developed by an independent Educational Advisory Board made up of senior integrated delivery network executives. Additional information may be found at idnsummit.com.