Medical Inventory


Dec. 8, 2022


12:00pm - 1:00pm




The Back-Order Problem: Managing a Disrupted Supply Chain in the Post-COVID World — Virtual Event


compliance officers, Joint Commission coordinators, purchasing managers, supply chain managers, quality improvement personnel, risk Managers and legal counsel

The following program content was provided by the speaker.


The COVID-19 pandemic rattled a very fragile medical and pharmaceutical supply chain, which has proved very costly to health systems due to supply inflation, canceled procedures and inefficient labor utilization. Contributing factors to these challenges include globalization, poor data standards, lack of transparency and inadequate preparation. However, there are solutions, and the industry is adapting quickly. Health care providers can focus on the following three main areas.

    • metrics and accountability
    • preparation and planning
    • operational forecasting

This virtual event will define key strategies that supply chain professionals can take to prepare for the future.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

    • recall the nature and scope of global health care supply issues
    • identify the root cause of supply issues
    • recite the key metrics to help understand a health system resiliency risk
    • discuss the elements of a strong resiliency plan
    • describe how to use data to develop actionable operational forecasting


Matthew Shimshock, MBA
Vice Presiden
Supply Chain Technology

Matthew Shimshock has over 25 years of health care project management, strategic supply chain, and group purchasing experience. For the last 10 years, he has worked for Premier Inc. in the supply chain group purchasing field and IT product management. In his current product management position, Matt has helped develop and implement support applications for Premier’s supply chain solutions. He is currently part of the strategic development team to design and build supply chain/clinical data resource utilization, P2P commerce, and core analytics solutions. Matt has an undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University
and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

General Information

This educational activity is provided by MHA Health Institute.

MHA Health Institute

General Information


Register on or before Wednesday, Dec. 7, to ensure the delivery of instructional materials.



  • $225 per person for an MHA member or dues-paying member of an MHA-affiliated organization
  • $325 per person for nonmembers

This virtual event is eligible for use of the MHA Health Institute coupon. Note: Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in December 2021.

This virtual event is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.

Event Contact

Karyn Bonney

Karyn Bonney

Education Specialist

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573-893-3700 | ext. 1384

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