Wednesday, October 17, 2018


11:30 a.m. CT


.5 hour


Unique Device Identification

Stony Brook Medicine used a disruptive event — the introduction of a new spinal implant vendor — to reshape their organization’s playing field between supply chain staff and physicians. The result was an “all-play” agreement that resulted in more than 20 percent annual savings and support from the entire team. In this session, Stony Brook describes the process that not only led to greater savings, but to stronger hospital-surgeon relationships.

  • Michael A. DeMasi, RN, MS, Director, Clinical Value Analysis, Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Allyson Silver, FACHE, MPH, Hospital Associate Director of Operations, Surgical Services, Stony Brook Medicine
  • Rebecca Gayden, VP, Contract and Program Services, Vizient
Learning objectives
  • Discuss how a disruptive product event can drive savings
  • Demonstrate how to use a disruptive event to develop stronger surgeon relationships
  • Apply case cost savings tools to create transparency 

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. Other topics include building collaborative relationships with organizational stakeholders, implementing innovative supply chain management processes and negotiating effective contracts and agreements.