Joe Arruda from Indiana University Health to speak at Healthcare Supplier/Provider Institute

The Healthcare Supplier/Provider Institute announced that Joe Arruda, VP of supply chain and design and construction for Indiana University Health (Indianapolis, IN), will be speaking about Value Analysis process in Hospitals and IDNs at the upcoming August 22-23, 2011 meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Arruda will help explain the key functions suppliers need to understand to get clinical buy in from leading IDNs, including the understanding of the value analysis process and who the VA team consists of and how each VA team effectively works with their GPO to ensure products are vetted without redundancy. Click here for Joe’s bio. In addition to the Materials Management to Value Analysis discussion, attendees will hear current, case-study information focused on:

• Understanding a “World Class Supply Chain”
• Regional Purchasing Coalitions
• Trend of Physician Alignment
• Self Distribution panel
• Connecting the Dots in Healthcare Reform and the impact on the supply chain.

For more information, contact Tom Middleton ( or Harla Adams ( For a look at the agenda or to register, visit

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