June 13, 2018
12:00-1:00 p.m. EST
A recent study by Navigant has shown that supply chains at top US hospitals are saving up to $23 billion each year.* Traditional inventory management practices are linked to waste, higher costs, and inefficiencies in the supply chain. Identifying best practices such as supply optimization, encouraging physician engagement, and automation is key to enabling successful supply chain and clinical operations.
Join Lisa Stepps and Suzanne Champion, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, as they discuss how they’ve overcome barriers and used automation as a channel not only to reduce inventory costs and waste, but also to enhance the clinical workflow, allowing clinicians to focus on what matters most—the patient.
- Discuss common challenges faced by clinical and supply chain teams.
- Identify best practices to manage inventory and understand its impact on the patient experience.
- Describe steps needed to drive change and achieve buy-in from key stakeholders.
- Discuss how to capture critical data and leverage it to better analyze and predict supply needs among all stakeholders.
Suzanne Champion, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Clinical Operations, Cardinal Health
Suzanne Champion, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, Director of Clinical Operations at Cardinal Health, has more than 40 years of clinical experience in the perioperative setting. Since joining Cardinal Health, Suzanne has consulted on national and international accounts for inventory management, clinical processes and practices, preference card management, and supply chain management. Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Suzanne gained experience at both teaching/university and community hospitals. In her clinical management roles, she was responsible for departmental planning, organizational effectiveness, and staff development. She was accountable for driving results that included fiscal and quality improvement activities, OR IT system building and optimization, supply flow efficiencies and cost savings, and inventory reduction. Suzanne holds a Master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. Suzanne is also a member of AORN and maintains her CNOR certification.
Lisa Stepps, Sr. Manager of Product Strategy, Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions
Lisa Stepps, Sr. Manager of Product Strategy, Cardinal Health™ Inventory Management Solutions, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has managed non-invasive cardiology departments where she worked with hospital and physician leadership to drive value and manage key financial performance metrics. She has been in project management and business development, where she specialized in data management systems that optimized operational efficiencies by deploying leading-edge technology within cardiovascular services and the OR. And today, Lisa is part of the Product Strategy team for Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions where she’s involved in the continuous improvement of a solution for hospital systems that drives value, reduces waste, and supports providing the highest level of patient safety.
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