Reactive to Proactive: Leverage Agile Sourcing Work Plans for Better Savings

During this webinar on 12/16, we were joined by Bob Slesinski, Strategic Sourcing & Contract Manager – Perioperative Services at Carle Foundation Hospital. We discussed how the ongoing covid19 pandemic is driving the need to be more agile than ever in healthcare supply chain, how agile methodology can be applied to supply chain (especially for the savings work plan), where to start with an agile work plan, and how should market conditions, practice patterns, and physician changes inform the work plan.

Watch this session on demand to learn more about sourcing work plan best practices, templates, and implementation success stories.

The Power of Orthopedic Data Enrichments in Driving Value & Perspective

During this webinar on 9/15, we were joined by guests Stan Mendenhall, Editor of Orthopedic Network News, Jake Titzer, Healthcare Analyst at Curvo, and Kelley Young, former Supply Chain Clinical Informatics Director at Trinity Health.

We dove into the top challenges with orthopedic data and the different levels of analysis. Additionally, Stan and Jake shared use cases for driving value & perspective with orthopedic data enrichments – and Kelley shared her experience with integration for clinical data to drive enterprise strategy.

How Monument Health Streamlined Their Sourcing & Saved $1.7M+

During this webinar on 8/11/2020, we addressedop 3 sourcing challenges for healthcare supply chain teams. We were joined by Brad Haupt, Vice President of Supply Chain & Contract Management for Monument Health, as he shares how Monument Health leveraged Curvo’s custom categories to save more than $1.7M.

Brad has over 27 years of experience in healthcare supply chain, which began with the United States Air Force. He has an intense desire to help others realize their full potential and positively contribute to the community and to organizational goals. This desire has provided clear focus for his work. His strong leadership skills and experience helped his team develop a world class offsite distribution system serving 35,000 square miles.

Price Creep Management Tips For Healthcare Supply Chain With Guest Ron Cail (UCLA Health)

During this webinar on 6/30/2020, we addressed price creep challenges facing supply chain teams at healthcare organizations and reviewed price creep management tips. We were joined by Ron Cail as he shares how UCLA Health has been leveraging Curvo to create efficiencies in cost saving identification, as well as recent price creep success stories.

Ron is a Masters prepared healthcare professional with over 30 years of experience in supply chain, logistics and finance. He currently is Assistant Director for Procurement & Strategic Sourcing at UCLA Health where he serves as Director of Strategic Sourcing and leads Sourcing and cost savings initiatives for Peri-Operative Services.

COVID-19: The Most Urgent Topics For Healthcare Supply Chain

Dr. Li Ern Chen joined us for a discussion on March 25, 2020 to address these topics:

  • What are the latest PPE conservation strategies?
  • How are providers planning for COVID-19’s chronic phase?
  • What are some important supply chain considerations with the decrease in elective procedures?
  • What are your team/organization’s work from home strategies and staffing plans?
  • How are other providers leveraging community resources?

The 2018 ONN Spine Issue Highlights

The 2018 Spine Issue is now available. If you’re not an ONN subscriber, catch the highlights in this exclusive on-demand webcast featuring Stan Mendenhall, Publisher of Orthopedic Network News.

The Beat on Cardiac Rhythm Management Sourcing

Expert insights on fostering collaborative relationships with clinicians from Supply Chain Management departmental leadership at Harris Health System.

Key Connections for Total Joints Sourcing – Part 2

Dr. Jonathon Spanyer, Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoCincy, reviews a recent sourcing event at St. Elizabeth’s Health System and the real-life clinical approach and strategy to contracting in this category. Dr. Spanyer shares his expert clinical insights on how supply chain can work with clinical business leaders for a winning outcome.

Orthopedic Network News – Trauma Issue 2018

Stan Mendenhall, Editor and Publisher of Orthopedic Network News, shares clinical sourcing highlights from the April 2018 Trauma newsletter including the worldwide trauma market, tibial extension stem usage in primary knees, and 2018 trauma category price comparisons.

Key Connections for Total Joints Sourcing – Part 1

Bruce Kavanaugh, Director of Materials Management at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, shares his approach and strategy on a recent total joints contracting cycle. Hear a surgeon’s perspective through a Q&A with Dr. Jonathon Spanyer, orthopedic surgeon at OrthoCincy.

The New Wave of Interventional Radiology Sourcing

Nuances of sourcing interventional radiology products featuring Dr. Randy Scherer, Chief Scientific Officer at Kirkwood Scherer Capital Ventures and surgeon perspective from Dr. Philip Orons, Chief of Interventional Radiology at UPMC. 

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Winning Strategies for Sports Medicine Sourcing

Deep-dive into sourcing Sports Medicine implants featuring Kaiser Permanente Orthopedist, Dr. Anshuman Singh.

Ins & Outs of Endoscopy Sourcing

Tips for sourcing Endoscopy products with Andy Perry, Drew Mays, and featuring Q&A with Duke fellowship-trained Gastroenterologist Dr. Karen Canlas.

Making the Supply Chain Your Competitive Advantage

Through the lens of Pearlson and Saunders’s Information Systems Strategy Triangle, evaluate your organizations’ strategic sourcing competence.

Market Insights and Strategy: Spine Implants


Spine implants market insights and strategy presented by Joseph Jackson, Managing Director at Strategic Healthcare Services and Andy Perry, CEO at Curvo.

6 Step Sourcing Process for Success


Joy Booher, RN Customer Success Manager at Curvo shares how to get more done faster with a 6 step strategic sourcing process.