Cardinal Health Executives Share Forward-thinking Supply Chain Solutions at AHRMM 2013
Dublin, Ohio, July 26, 2013 — Cardinal Health executives will highlight forward-thinking supply chain solutions for the evolving healthcare landscape at the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) annual conference in San Diego July 28 – 31.
Steve Inacker, president, Hospital Sales and Services at Cardinal Health will co-present at one of the conference’s learning sessions. The session will help supply chain professionals understand major contributors to pricing inaccuracies and discuss alternatives to industry-wide practices that lead to and exacerbate them.
In a panel presentation set for Wednesday, July 31, Cardinal Health Vice President of Ethics and Compliance Ed Daniels will be among presenters sharing best practices related to business continuity that may be applied to emergency management plans. Using Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts as an example, the co-panelists will describe the actions they took to ensure continuity of the health care supply chain and coordinate response activities.
Cardinal Health is also the sponsor of the AHRMM Award for Healthcare Supply Chain Innovation, which recognizes a health care organization and team for implementing leading innovation. The award will be presented by Steve Inacker on Monday, July 29, at the opening general session of the annual conference.
Cardinal Health will also be participating on the AHRMM trade show floor, helping supply chain professionals identify spend, distribution and inventory solutions that can help reduce the cost of providing care. Attendees can learn more about supply chain management, including:
- Cardinal Health Supply Solutions, the Cardinal Health supply chain consulting organization that helps customers simplify their process, optimize their people and lower their costs. The team’s results will also be highlighted in the Wednesday, July 31 “Leaning the Supply Chain” presentation by Cathy Fischer, MHSA, of Gundersen Health System. Fisher’s presentation details the discovery process and outcomes of a joint effort between Gundersen Health System and Cardinal Health that helped the health system identify 47 project opportunities, ranging from work flow to supply replenishment to inventory management, that can be addressed with Lean practices.
- OptiFreight™ Logistics, the company’s comprehensive freight management solution designed to help customers drive down health care shipping costs for even the most complex shipments. Customers can save up to $25 per package through greater knowledge, control and efficiency.
- Signature Savings Program, an ongoing product savings program that lowers medical-surgical spend by analyzing a broad range of product categories, identifies meaningful aggregated savings opportunities, enables product standardization, and optimizes supply chain performance.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com.
SOURCE: Cardinal Health