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.

On this 4th, Honoring Those Who Serve

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

By Chuck Lauer, Healthcare Policy Expert

One of the proudest and grandest moments of my life occurred May 22, when I watched my oldest grandson, Charlie Lauer, along with his classmates, graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

It was really something to behold, with the Blue Angels flying overhead, cannons booming and Vice President Joe Biden giving the graduation address. About 22 members of my extended family and assorted significant others were on hand, including Charlie's mother Wendi and father Randy. The graduating seniors were either in dress whites if they were to continue their military careers in the Navy, or blue, if they had opted for at least five years in the Marines. Charlie was one of those who had chosen the Marines, and after a leave of some 30 days he has already reported to the Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia to begin his orientation and basic training as a Marine officer. 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