Broadlane and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System Supply Chain Experts to Speak at NCI

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Supply chain experts from Broadlane and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System will speak about supply chain redesign at NCI’s Spring 2008 IDN Summit & Expo May 28-30, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in the Event of Catastrophes.

Supply chain experts from Broadlane and Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System will speak about supply chain redesign at NCI’s Spring 2008 IDN Summit & Expo May 28-30, 2008 in Orlando, Florida. David Klumpe, Pharm.D., executive vice president, enterprise accounts, Broadlane, and Don Klusmeier, supply chain executive liaison, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System (SCLHS), will present “Using Value Analysis Teams as the Catalyst for Supply Chain Redesign.”

Participants will learn how an organization’s executive leadership team can promote the central role of clinicians in all supply chain decision-making activities through an integrated value analysis team (VAT) program.

“A well-designed and well-managed VAT process can serve as a focal point for all vendor, product and equipment choices and also normalize associated clinical practices,” said Klumpe. “We will be sharing ways to hold VAT members, team leaders and representatives accountable for their vendor and product decisions during contract implementation and daily purchasing activities.”

In addition, Sam Colletti, RPh, director, pharmacy operations, Broadlane, will moderate a panel discussion – “Pharmaceutical Supply Chain in the Event of Catastrophes.” Colletti is chairman of the NCI Pharmacy Education Committee and a member of Broadlane’s enterprise account team, serving CHRISTUS Health’s pharmacy clinical service line.

The pharmacy panel discussion will include several topics:

1.    Pandemic flu and appropriate emergency response
2.    Providing pharmacy services to the public in disaster areas
3.    National patient safety goals

Kristie Reeves-Cavaliero, Pharm.D., BCPS, director, clinical pharmacy resources, Broadlane, will present “National Patient Safety Goals 3E: Fundamentals and Compliance Expectations.”

This session will describe:

1.    Implementation expectations of NPSG 3E
2.    Timeline requirements for implementation of programs to comply with NPSG 3E
3.    Clinical pharmacy program needs to appropriately manage inpatient anticoagulation therapy in accordance with NPSG 3E
4.    Clinical and laboratory monitory policy recommendations for specific anticoagulation therapies

About Broadlane
Broadlane, a leading supply chain services company, provides technology-oriented business solutions, including workforce management tools and contracting services, to improve the financial and operational performance of thousands of acute care hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices and other healthcare providers throughout the United States.

Broadlane provides comprehensive supply chain services including:

  •     High-powered national & custom contracting
  •     Innovative Procurement Services & technology
  •     Workforce management solutions
  •     Informatics – benchmarking, analytics and reporting
  •     Deep clinical & operational expertise
  •     Resource management solutions
  •     High-touch client service

Broadlane's clients include leading providers such as Advocate Health Care, Ascension Health, CHRISTUS Health, Continuum Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, MedCath Corporation, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, US Oncology, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, UMass Memorial Health Care and Beaumont Hospitals.

The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in Cincinnati, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, New York City and Oakland. For more information, visit http://www.broadlane.com.

Media Contact:
Jim Webb
Broadlane
972.813.7782
jim.webb @ broadlane.com

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