The country has experienced a wave of natural disasters and other emergencies that put stress on hospitals and healthcare providers as they serve affected communities. Now, we are in the midst of an global public health crisis with US response efforts with COVID-19. This has raised new and unprecedented challenges to the healthcare system.
GPOs are on the front lines of the response effort, providing support to healthcare providers and working with manufacturers to identify and locate supplies of much-needed resources. GPOs’ unique line of sight over the healthcare system enables them to support emergencies like we are faced today, working with all healthcare stakeholders throughout the delivery system as well as the public sector to support a coordinated, comprehensive response.
HSCA and its members provide critical leadership and expertise in emergency preparedness and offer strategic thinking to support the healthcare industry to meet the needs of their patients. This includes work with the HHS Strategic National Stockpile, FDA, Congress, the Administration, and the healthcare community to inform response, protect the supply chain, and ensure hospitals and healthcare providers are equipped to treat and prevent the spread of this disease.
Khatereh Calleja, President and CEO, of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), which represents the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOS), the sourcing and purchasing partners to virtually all of America’s 7,000+ hospitals, as well as the vast majority of the 68,000+ long term care facilities, surgery centers, clinics, and other healthcare providers will provide frontline perspective on GPO leadership in today’s healthcare and specifically address critical work in emergency preparedness and challenges and opportunities of the future.
As part of the discussion, we will cover:
- Role of Group Purchasing Organizations & Impact on Health Care System
- Key Activities in Disaster Relief Efforts
- Recent Case Studies Across US in Emergency Response—Focus on COVID-19
- Key Policy Developments-- CARES Act, Agency Efforts, and Looking Ahead
- Opportunities and Challenges Ahead—Fostering Transparency, Collaboration, and Resiliency Across Supply Chain
About the Speaker:
Khatereh R. Calleja, JD
Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), President and CEO
Khatereh Calleja, JD, is President and CEO of the Healthcare Supply Chain Association, the association representing the nation’s group purchasing organizations, which are critical cost-savings partners to America’s hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, nursing homes, and other providers. She is a national leading healthcare association executive with more than 20 years of healthcare expertise.
Calleja has extensive policy, regulatory, legal, and government affairs background in healthcare, medical supplier, patient, and provider issues. Ms. Calleja joined HSCA from AdvaMed, the world’s largest association representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products, and medical information systems, where she served as Senior Vice President of Technology and Regulatory Affairs. While at AdvaMed, Calleja led a wide range of policy and legal-regulatory priorities focusing on Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and the Administration.
Prior to AdvaMed, Calleja established and led the Washington office of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Calleja also previously directed legislative and regulatory affairs outreach activities at the American Academy of Otolaryngology. She has also provided strategic consulting for the pharmaceutical industry, health care professional groups, and consumer product companies. Ms. Calleja is a graduate of Emory University and Villanova University School of Law.