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Virtual Event: Driving Public Healthcare Procurement Capabilities

Improving quality and safety of care through good procurement practice

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
(Start: 12.00pm ET / 9.00am PT)

Agenda Overview:

With public healthcare systems facing escalating costs, low-value care, and huge disparities in patient outcomes there has never been a pressing need to look towards streamlining supply chain operations and logistics within this rapidly evolving industry. 

With procurement in the healthcare sector moving away from price-focused procurement towards a more value-orientated approach there is a unique opportunity to re-evaluate and drive new operational models that will bring about savings, efficiency, and greater collaboration. Whether it is a hospital, pharmaceutical manufacturer, drug distributor, or retailer, every link in the chain could better manage their inventory or work more closely with suppliers.  

Public Sector Networks Driving Public Healthcare Procurement Capabilities Virtual Event will look deeper into these trends, equipping attendees with new ideas and strategies on how to improve the existing procurement processes and how to start the shift towards a value-based procurement approach.  

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Key Takeaways:

Hear about the latest procurement and tendering strategies to achieve better outcomes 

Identify how to standardise tendering rules and specifications to reduce compliance costs and encourage innovation 

Learn how to better understand and apply procurement processes to ensure effective purchasing and contract performance 

Find out how to how to move towards a value-based procurement approach and why 

Event Speakers:

Andrea Lemberg

Director, Cardiac Program and Critical Care
St Mary's General Hospital

Zachary Woodward

Senior Director, Procurement Modernization and Continuous Improvement
BC Public Service

Lawrence Li

Procurement Manager
First Nations Health Authority

Geoff Cutter

Executive Director – Procurement
Eastern Health

Kara Leblanc

Category Manager, Capital Infrastructure Healthcare
Government of New Brunswick

Peter Longo

Chief Operating Officer
Mohawk Medbuy

Rajinderpal Singh

Senior Procurement Specialist
Government of Northwest Territories

Umesh Kalia,

Procurement Manager – Client Relations & Category Management
City of Vaughan

Mitch Leschuk

Sr. Country Director, Cardiac Therapies & Diagnostics

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Agenda Highlights:

12:05pm ET / 9:05am PT
Chair Opening: Increasing efficiency and value in public healthcare procurement by applying clear policies, consistent procedures, and effective risk management strategies
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
International Keynote: Creating a strategic end-to-end procurement system to reduce cost and waste across the entire supply chain
12:35 pm ET / 9:35am PT
Government Keynote: Value based procurement implementation considerations
12:55pm ET / 9:55am PT
Hospital Fireside Chat: Driving procurement and tendering performance to reduce unnecessary cost and improve outcomes
1:10pm ET / 10:10am PT
1:15pm ET / 10:15am PT
Panel Session: How to improve public healthcare procurement
2:15pm ET / 11:15am PT
End of Session


Complimentary to attend

For public sector only

Online event