HealthTrust Candid Conversations
Value Analysis: Hernia Mesh Standardization (Dr. Bruce McIntosh)

Value Analysis: Hernia Mesh Standardization (Dr. Bruce McIntosh)

September 15, 2021

In this episode, HealthTrust’s Vicki Alberto, VP, Clinical Resources Management and Brett Whitbread, Sr. Director, Value Analysis and Implementation, HealthTrust imbedded resource at Beaumont Health, talk to Dr. Bruce McIntosh, General Surgeon Specialist at Beaumont Health. 

Brett led and facilitated Beaumont Health’s hernia mesh standardization process and Dr. McIntosh chaired and championed this initiative among his peers and Beaumont’s general surgeons.

This is an episode about Hernia Mesh Standardization, the lessons learned, and strategies applied. 

Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy

Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy

March 25, 2021

In this episode, we’re highlighting a portion of HealthTrust’s COVID-19 Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy webinar focusing on hesitancy.  If you’re looking for an in-depth discussion about COVID-19 vaccines and why vaccination matters so much right now, this is a conversation for you. 

Vaccine Current State & Logistics

Vaccine Current State & Logistics

March 24, 2021

In this episode, we’re highlighting a portion of HealthTrust’s COVID-19 Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy webinar focusing on logistics.  If you’re looking for an in-depth discussion about COVID-19 vaccines, a behind-the-scenes look at distribution and an informed discussion on vaccine options, this is a conversation for you.

Vaccine Distribution and Hesitancy (Fiscus)

Vaccine Distribution and Hesitancy (Fiscus)

February 22, 2021

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Michelle Fiscus, Medical Director of the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases & Immunization Program at the Tennessee Department of Health.  This conversation highlights Dr. Fiscus’ deep insight into vaccine distribution, vaccine efficacy and the role we all play in public health. 

Product & Supplier IT Security (Webb)

Product & Supplier IT Security (Webb)

January 14, 2021

In this episode, we talk to Matthew Webb, Chief Product Security Officer at HealthTrust. Matthew discusses the importance of the product security role and the steps our membership can take to ensure product and supplier security.

Value Analysis Best Practices (Steward Health Care)

Value Analysis Best Practices (Steward Health Care)

December 17, 2020

In this episode, Erin Arnold, HealthTrust Clinical Resource Director and Cheryl Smith Anderson, System Director of Value Analysis at Steward Health Care discuss value analysis best practices.  This is a conversation about contract compliance, patient outcomes, and clinical integration surrounding Value Analysis. 

Pharmacy Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccine (Braithwaite)

Pharmacy Analysis of COVID-19 Vaccine (Braithwaite)

December 3, 2020

In this episode, Jason Braithwaite, Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at HealthTrust, highlights a portion of the COVID-19 Vaccine webinar where he discussed components of Operation Warp-Speed.  This is an in-depth conversation about COVID-19 vaccines, the advanced technology that created them, and logistics around delivery.

Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Vetting (Angela Miller)

Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Vetting (Angela Miller)

October 12, 2020

In this conversation, we talk to Angela Miller, Division Vice President of Strategic Sourcing with Kindred Healthcare.  Angela discusses pandemic challenges including the procurement of PPE and other sourcing activities that she found to be crucial to daily operations. We walk through their vendor vetting process and how HealthTrust played a role during COVID-19 and beyond. The conversation also explores resuming care and making sure patients feel safe.

Supply Chain Protocols & Adoption (Jay Kirkpatrick)

Supply Chain Protocols & Adoption (Jay Kirkpatrick)

October 7, 2020

In this conversation, Jay McCullough, HealthTrust VP Strategic Accounts talks with Jay Kirkpatrick, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations with LifePoint Health.  Jay worked to adjust and adopt protocols within the clinical and operational spaces during COVID and beyond. We discuss the procurement of PPE as well as lessons learned.

Product Acquisitions & Supply Chain Obstacles (Scott Nelson)

Product Acquisitions & Supply Chain Obstacles (Scott Nelson)

October 4, 2020

In this conversation, Greg Hostettler, HealthTrust Vice President Strategic Accounts, talks to Scott Nelson, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain with Kindred Healthcare.  Scott discusses new operational and clinical protocols stemming from COVID as well as the acquisition of products during this time. We dive into memorable events and obstacles he’s encountered.

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