ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 1,400 healthcare industry leaders convened May 9 – 12 for the 2011 Amerinet Member Conference. The annual event – held this year at the Walt Disney World® Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. – offered insight and practical solutions to Amerinet members and suppliers dealing with the dynamic changes and complexities inherent in today’s healthcare system.
“The purpose of this year’s meeting,” said Todd Ebert, Amerinet president and CEO, “was to supply Amerinet members and suppliers with a blueprint for building a culture of healthcare excellence in 2011. The innovative educational sessions provided attendees with the cutting-edge tools needed to navigate the challenges of healthcare reform and the current economic climate.”
Plenary presentations included “Listen Louder™ - The Power and Promise of Social Media in Healthcare,” by best-selling author and business relationship pioneer David Nour, as well as an examination of change as a concept by global professional development leaders from the Disney Institute. More than 20 other opportunities for proficiencies and continuing education credits were provided by national experts in clinical services, supply chain management, administrative operations, foodservice and leadership.
Several tradeshows were held for suppliers to exhibit products and services. Included again was the “Healthcare Niche and Emerging Technology” showcase, a special opportunity for potential suppliers to introduce fresh, unique and diverse offerings. “Amerinet is committed to providing our members access to new technologies not currently available through group purchasing organization contracts,” explained president of Amerinet Choice and senior vice president of contracting, Dale Wright. “We firmly believe that small business enterprises including minority-, veteran- and women-owned companies are the cornerstone of our country’s economic development.” The rising firms that participated are now being evaluated for inclusion in Amerinet contracts.
Additional activities included the presentation of the Amerinet Healthcare Achievement, Supplier and Amerinet Choice Awards – a celebration of demonstrated excellence, outstanding accomplishment and industry service throughout 2010. The Healthcare Achievement Award winning projects were featured during a special poster session. Corporate social responsibility was also highlighted during the Amerinet “Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge,” an event benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank.
“Amerinet would like to thank our sponsors and all those attending for another successful event. We look forward to the 2012 Member Conference to be held May 14-17 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,” said Ebert.
As a leading national healthcare group purchasing organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and alternate care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit www.amerinet-gpo.com.
Evan Danis, Director, Communications and Media, 724-778-3423
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