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Mark Haddad (00:04):
Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a couple of minutes past the hour, so let’s go ahead and get started. We have a couple of great speakers today with nearly 50 years of combined experience in healthcare with a focus on the supply chain. So we’re sure to hear some great material. In fact, this is our most popular webinar we’ve ever hosted. We’ve got attendees from all types of suppliers as well as consultants, providers, and others involved in the healthcare supply chain. But before I turn it over to our presenters today, I just want to do a quick introduction. My name is Mark Haddad. I’m the vice president of marketing here at Definitive Healthcare.
For those of you that may not be familiar with Definitive, we supply data intelligence on healthcare facilities, providers, and organizations covering virtually the entire US and Canadian market. You’ll see some of our data sprinkled throughout the presentation here today, including data on affiliations, hospital quality, RFPs, and health system financials. Those are just a few examples of the data we track, and we’ll provide contact information at the end of the presentation if you’d like to reach out for more information.
Just a few housekeeping items before I turn it over to the presenters. First of all, the webinar’s being recorded, so anybody that registered, whether they’re attending or not will receive a link to the recording in a follow up email tomorrow. (01:13): Second, we have a lot of people on the call today, so everyone’s line is muted. However, we welcome you to enter any questions in the webinar chat box and we’ll attempt to address as many of those as we can at the end of the presentation.
And then lastly, at the end of the webinar, there’s a link to a quick and simple survey. We encourage you to take a moment to fill that out to give us some feedback on the webinar that we can use to help improve our future webinars.
With that, let me introduce today’s presenters, a couple of industry veterans. First is John Pritchard, president of Share Moving Media, which is a leading publishing and content company providing services to providers, manufacturers, and distributors involved in the business of healthcare. And joining John is Ken Murawski, the founder of Healthcare Links, which is a resource for companies looking to grow their market share and profitability in the US healthcare market.
At this point, I’m going to turn it over to John and Ken to give a bit more background on themselves and then to move into their presentation. Remember, your lines are muted, so enter your questions in the chat box. Thanks for attending. And John and Ken, thanks for sharing your knowledge with us today.
Ken Murawski (02:18):
Thank you. This is Ken Murawski, pleased to be here, and we’ve got a record showing, so I’m excited about that, being able to share my background and information with you guys. I want to start out first by saying that this was an article that was printed earlier in the year in some of the publications that John will talk about later. And essentially, there were three people who contributed to this article. One, his name is Kurt Krieghbaum. He’s a 35-year veteran, Medline Industries and Maryann Restino, she’s a group VP, Strategic Customer Group at the Health Systems at BD, which was previously with CareFusion. And also, Maryann was an executive at Novation prior to it becoming Vizient. The three of us put together this article at the time, and I’ve been chosen to follow through and give you a little bit more detail on some of the information on it… .