Sylvain Landry and Richard Philippe to speak at MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit on April 3, 2013

― Logi-D

April 2, 2013. Dr. Sylvain Landry, professor of logistics and operations management and associate director of the Healthcare Management Hub at HEC Montreal, will be presenting at the 2013 MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit (HBS) alongside Richard Philippe, founder and CEO of Logi-D.

The Summit will take place April 2 to 4, 2013, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. During the three day event, MedAssets will play host to thousands of attendees, including clients, providers and business affiliates in order to provide industry leaders with the information they need to deliver quality care more efficiently and cost-effectively in a more integrated way. 

As part of the event’s Education Sessions designed to foster best practices and innovations to help improve the quality of care, reduce costs and protect margins, Landry and Philippe have been invited to host a session entitled “Industrialization of the Operating Room Supply Chain” on April 3, 2013. 

The following is a synopsis of the session:

Activities performed in the operating room require careful human resources and inventory planning. Supplies in the OR can represent up to 50 percent of the department’s budget, and this expense is growing continuously. Similar resource planning challenges have been faced in the manufacturing environment, where resource and inventory planning is critical to profitability. Emerging technologies and practices already well-established in the industrial field—such as RFID and Lean concepts—are being introduced to improve the operating room supply chain. This presentation will provide an overview of some of these automation technologies and practices and how they are being applied within the hospital environment. After this session, attendees will understand the evolution of industrialization and benefits of applying industrialization concepts to the healthcare supply chain. Attendees also will understand how soft technologies, such as Lean, and hard technologies, such as automation, can generate greater results when combined, and will be able to identify the logistical common ground between manufacturing plants and an operating room.

For more information about MedAssets HBS and its Education Sessions, please click here