Health Care CEO Roundtable Discussion During 2009 HIGPA International Expo

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 General News J E 4
What: This roundtable discussion will set the record straight on health care group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and their relationship with suppliers and medical device companies. In addition, the CEOs will explore GPOs' impact on critical health care issues, such as cost containment, H1N1 preparedness, price transparency and innovation.

Who: Participants of the roundtable discussion will include:

When: October 21, 2009

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT*

Where: Grand Hyatt Washington

McPherson Square Meeting Room

1000 H Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001

Call-in: A two-way call-in line will be available for reporters unable to attend in person.

Dial-in: 1-866-228-9900

Passcode: 740062

*Members of the media are also welcome to attend any of the general sessions taking place during the 2009 HIGPA International Expo. View registration and program information here. Please Note: Press must register.

The Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA) is a broad-based trade association that represents 16 group purchasing organizations, including for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, purchasing groups, associations, multi-hospital systems and healthcare provider alliances. HIGPA's mission is to advocate on behalf of health care group purchasing associations, to provide educational opportunities designed to improve efficiencies in the purchase, sale and utilization of all goods and services within the health industry and to promote meaningful dialogue between GPOs. For more information, visit and

Contact: Raquel Ortiz, 202.263.2580

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 20/

-- Rand Ballard, COO & Chief Customer Officer, MedAssets, Inc., HIGPA Board Chair; -- Mike Alkire, President, Premier Purchasing Partners; -- Todd Ebert, President & CEO, Amerinet, Inc.; -- Jody Hatcher, President, Novation; -- Darrel Weatherford, President & CEO, Consortia Inc.; -- Ash Luthra, President & CEO, LSL Industries; and -- Curtis Rooney, President, Health Industry Group Purchasing Association

SOURCE Health Industry Group Purchasing Association


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