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.

Gatekeepers Who Don't Let You See the Boss

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

By Chuck Lauer, Healthcare Policy Expert

Many people don't understand the crucial role that executive assistants play. They function as a "gatekeeper" to the outside world, so that their bosses can get their work done. Even former CEOs who benefited from gatekeepers seem to forget this when they retire and become part of the crowd on the other side of the gatekeeper's door.  read more


Identifying Innovation: Part 2

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

By: Scott Alexander, Vice President of Sourcing, Innovation, & Marketing, ROi
Several weeks ago, I introduced the concept of disruptive innovation – the process that unlocks massive amounts of value by fundamentally changing how we look at a problem. I also introduced empathy gathering, the first step in Design Thinking – a way to identify disruptive innovations.  read more