AHRMM On-Demand Webinar: Harmonizing Data to Achieve Excellence in Health Care

Product Code: 314OD0607A

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Non-Member: $99.00



Supply chain plays a central role when it comes to leveraging data to advance health care excellence. Along these lines, we will discuss the relationship between the key data flows of supply chain management information, and how the nuances of those data flows in health care organizations require a different approach than the current state of operations.

In today's data-driven and analytics environment, it is imperative that supply chain professionals understand data management, flow, and utilization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how supply chain data impacts all patient care operations including clinical/patient safety, demand planning/inventory visibility and financial results supported by exceptional patient outcomes.
  • Understand the high interdependency between supply chain and other information flows and the need to harmonize data across different systems and functional areas, including data flow within the hospital setting, between trading partners and payers/providers.
  • Learn how items are managed today; who is typically responsible for managing data elements, where data is housed, how it is used, and current gaps in data availability.
  • Explain the benefits of accurate, reliable data and synchronized information flow and the role it plays in operational oversight, strategic decision support, inventory optimization, and Key Performance Indicators.


Dr. Randy Bradley is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems Management at Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. He is also EVP, Digital Transformation in Life Sciences for Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) and Principal Owner of RV Bradley, LLC. He holds a Ph.D. in Management of Information Technology and Innovation, an M.S. in Management Information Systems, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering, all from Auburn University. Dr. Bradley is a preeminent thought leader and highly sought-after speaker for professional and corporate conferences and events. Dr. Bradley has 25+ years of industry experience as a consultant and supply chain and IT strategist and researcher. His expertise includes digital transformation, supply chain digitalization, and the strategic application of business analytics and IT in the supply chain.

Lana Makhanik is the COO and Co-Founder of VUEMED, a health care IT company that solves inventory management, supply chain, and product usage documentation problems in hospitals using UDI-compliant RAIN RFID and barcode scanning technologies. Lana works with clinical, financial, and supply chain leaders in hospitals, and is a subject matter expert on: data-driven clinical inventory optimization; supply chain visibility and predictability; clinical documentation at the point of care; AIDC solutions; KPIs and data analytics; revenue integrity and the item master; and demand planning. Lana holds a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from Wellesley College.

Barbara Strain is the principal of Barbara Strain Consulting and a founding member and past president of the Association of Health care Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP) and actively participates in the Association of Health care Resource & Material Management (AHRMM). As an independent health care value consultant assisting a wide range of clients from new, emerging and disruptive technology, Fortune 500 companies, medical innovation centers in developing relevant value propositions and reimagining value program governance structures for providers.