27 - 28 November, 2019 | Hilton, Brisbane
Steven Jennings, Senior Director Procurement & Supply at Metro South Health

Steven Jennings


Senior Director Procurement & Supply
Metro South Health

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Health Facility Design and Development Day One: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019


2:30 PM Panel Discussion: Overcoming Challenges in Healthcare Procurement to Optimise Clinical Outcomes and Cost Savings

Supply chains can account for as much as 30% of total hospital costs, which can have a profound impact on procurement effectiveness across capital works and Goods and Services. But how can hospitals deliver high-quality but affordable services in a continually changing market that faces sustainability pressures? This panel will explore key challenges, considerations and strategies to drive procurement effectiveness and better visibility to optimise clinical outcomes and cost savings. Learn how to:

  • Maintain the dynamic balance between reducing costs and providing high quality care
  • Explore intestate opportunities to collaborate and achieve commercial efficiencies 
  • Redesign your supplier-contractor relations through more collaborative governance 
  • Leverage innovation, market intelligence and data in procurement

4:30 PM Top Tips: Deliver Projects on Time and on Budget with Cost-Effective Procurement Decisions

We all fall into the same trap where we spend more money than we get funded for. Steven will share his top tips for how we can drive cost effectiveness, quality improvement and innovation. Learn how to:

  • Interact and build rapport with clinicians and vendors to build trust and comradeship
  • Involve clinicians more readily in procurement decisions to influence and challenge clinicians in relation to the products they use versus what the budget allows
  • Use market intelligence, big data and benchmarks to inform decision making and drive improvement across the board