Wednesday, December 12, 2018


11:30 a.m. CT


30 minutes


Supply Chain Leadership Series

Surgeons joining any institution represent significant operational challenges, from supply chain to perioperative administration. Aligning new surgeons to existing operational and sourcing strategies is pivotal for hospitals as they continue to drive value-based cost reduction projects. University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) identified its own surgeon onboarding process as an opportunity for improvement — specifically around cost containment, budget planning, product standardization, physician satisfaction and patient care. The organization designed a proactive onboarding approach to effectively plan for and track these surgeons as they integrated with the UCM team.


  • Jon Brickman, MS, CRCST, Director of Operations, Perioperative and Procedural Services, University of Chicago Medicine
  • Ian O’Malley, MS, Assistant Director, Strategic Sourcing, University of Chicago Medicine


  • Mike Duke, CMRP, Senior Director Networks, Vizient

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the positive impact a proactive surgeon onboarding process can have on a multitude of areas including material and equipment budgets, clinician satisfaction, urgent orders, stockouts, case delays, clinical engagement, contract adherence and standards
  • Identify the steps taken by University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) and processes implemented in order to achieve a successful onboarding process  

About the Supply Chain Leadership Series

The supply chain environment is continually evolving. To achieve excellence in supply chain management, supply chain leaders and hospital executives need access to education, tools and resources.

Vizient® is offering a Supply Chain Leadership continuing education webcast series, where you will hear industry experts and your peers discuss the latest supply chain management issues, trends and leading practices.