The Healthcare Value Chain and Implantable Devices with Karen Conway of GHX

By July 29, 2013

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The processes in hospitals are highly manual. In many instances the stock is held in someone’s car and they drive it in the day of the case. Inventory is comingled and no one knows who owns it. These are the challenges that Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations at GHX shares with the audience in this episode of Straight Talk With Supply Chain Insights.

Imagine how we are supposed to track what products are actually being used in a hospital with manual processes and no efficient system. The old saying is “If there is a recall in the hospital you better hope its peanut butter because we can track that better.” Hear Karen Conway, Executive Director of GHX discuss the many issues of the healthcare value chain and solutions for the future.  Lora Cecere asks Karen to share her insights on new technologies in healthcare that are promising and clarify where is the opportunity.  Karen shares the importance of breaking down silos and leveraging data analysis.

Hear more from Karen Conway on the Healthcare Value Chain panel discussion at the upcoming Supply Chain Insights Global Summit:


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Author Lora cecere

Lora Cecere is the Founder of Supply Chain Insights. The research firm Supply Chain Insights is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is also the author of enterprise software blog “Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. Her book, Bricks Matter, will be published in August 2012. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. She comes to the stage with over forty years of diverse supply chain experience. She has spent nine years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, Altimeter Group and is now the founder of her own firm Supply Chain Insights. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent fifteen years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and twenty years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).

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