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.

The "Weekend Effect" Will Scare You

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

By Chuck Lauer, Healthcare Policy Expert

When I drop by a hospital on a weekend, I often see fewer cars in the employee parking lot than on a weekday. This is called "the weekend effect," which is a well-documented problem.  read more


Step 1: Intro to Design Thinking

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

By: Scott Alexander, Vice President of Sourcing, Innovation, & Marketing, ROi

Our industry is undergoing monumental shifts. With the recent Supreme Court ruling, the Affordable Care Act will remain in place. Care is moving out of large hospitals into the non-acute setting. Eventually it will move into the patient’s home. Broad scale population health is on the horizon. All this, and our cost of delivering care is too high. As supply chain executives, each day we are being asked to deliver more with less, and that pace is only speeding up. What are we to do?. read more