On the first day of programming for AHRMM19 - the conference for health care supply chain professionals, held this year in the San Diego Convention Center - Z5 Inventory is hosting the panel discussion “The Culture of Change: Necessary Steps to Implementing the Next Big Thing.” Panelists will provide the requirements for establishing an environment within health care organizations that fosters innovation and speeds adjustment to industry and technological trends.
Panelists include Andy Hamilton, Executive Director of Supply Chain for MultiCare Health System; Dan Hurry, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health; and Skip Mellinger, Director of Supply Chain Management for Parker Adventist Hospital.
The panel is moderated by Carl Natenstedt, CEO of Z5 Inventory, who will be exhibiting at AHRMM19 and has worked extensively with each of the panelists.
Mr. Natenstedt will guide the conversation around the necessary factors of a “Culture of Change” - Searching, Teaching, Allowing, Reacting, and Then Doing It All Over Again. Case studies and testimonials of how the START method benefited panelists’ hospitals - ranging from minute challenges like product standardization to industry-wide trends like the growth of non-acute care and cost reduction - will be shared during the hour-long presentation.
Panelists will speak to how instituting a “Culture of Change” within attendees’ own organizations will help them address the ongoing mission of the AHRMM organization - to improve health care cost, quality, and outcomes.
Because of the diversity of background and health care provider size represented, the panel assembled by Z5 Inventory offers insight into the successes and struggles of implementing change at every health care level and type of organization.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of the panel and moderator, drawing upon decades of experience in the unique applications of supply chain optimization within the health care industry.
“Health care’s supply chain is different from any other,” Mr. Natenstedt explains. “That’s what makes implementing change in health care especially difficult. And the fact that everyone on our panel has a success story is what makes the insight from these gentlemen so valuable.”
The panel will take place at 1:30 on July 29th in room 5AB of the San Diego Convention Center. Resources from the panel will be available from Z5 Inventory at Booth 809 throughout the Exhibit Hall hours of AHRMM19.