Bob Venables

Manager, Procurement Strategy and Policy
Department of Health and Human Services

2:20 PM Overcoming Challenges in Healthcare Procurement

Supply chains in hospitals can account for as much as 30 percent of total hospital costs. But how can hospitals deliver high-quality but affordable services in a continually changing market that faces sustainability pressures? This panel will explore key challenges, considerations and strategies to drive procurement effectiveness and better visibility to optimise clinical outcomes and cost savings.
  • Maintaining the dynamic balance between reducing costs and providing high quality care
  • Effective procurement models and implementation challenges
  • The role of innovation in procurement
  • Redesigning your supplier-contractor relations through more collaborative governance
  • Leveraging technology, market intelligence and data to support efficient procurement and supply chain management execution, greater transparency and a collaborative governance structure