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Experts Discuss "Transforming the healthcare supply chain: Unpacking Ontario’s first provincial value-based cardiac procurement"

4:30 to 4:59pm check-in; 5:00 to 6:00pm presentation and audience Q&A; 6:00 to 6:30pm networking

Event Details


Date: Wednesday November 06, 2019 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): David Yundt, CEO, Plexxus
Andrea Englert-Rygus, Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Customer Relationship Management, Plexxus
Dr. Andrew C. T. Ha, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Graham Woodward, Senior Vice President, CorHealth Ontario
Dov Klein, Senior Director, Consulting and Deals, PwC Canada
Kaveh Katebian, Partner, Beaconsfield Group
Jovan Matic, Director, Supply Chain Modernization Branch, Ministry of Health

HOST: Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, and Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: Transforming the healthcare supply chain: Unpacking Ontario’s first provincial value-based cardiac procurement
Venue: Classroom 1065 (Main Floor, South Building)| map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25.00 + HST per person (includes 1 seat at the presentation)
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SUMMARY: This session will focus on how to scope and execute a value-based procurement at scale, using specific techniques (e.g. total lifecycle cost analysis, strategic partnerships, and patient engagement) through the lens of Plexxus’ provincial procurement of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices for all of Ontario’s ICD Implanting Centres. Plexxus will draw on the perspectives of various stakeholders who participated in this process through a panel discussion, with a focus on practical methods that helped break down barriers to integrating varied stakeholders to ultimately benefit patients, hospitals and the broader health system.


For those who attend four sessions in the Link and Learn Series you may be eligible for a certificate of completion.

  1. November 6, 2019 - Procurement and Innovation Session: Transforming the healthcare supply chain
  2. November 12, 2019 - Health IT Session 1: IT for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs)
  3. November 20, 2019 - Global Health Session 1: The Global Sanitation Challenge - Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. November 27, 2019 - Global Health Session 2: Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health: Innovation, Scale, and Sustainability
  5. December 10, 2019 - Health IT Session 2:  Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - Are we there yet?
  6. February 4, 2020 - Health IT Session 3: How Canada`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare
  7. February 10, 2020 - MedTech Module: Key Trends in MedTech Strategy
  8. March 3, 2020 - Health IT Session 4: The Aging Population and Digital Solutions

The certificate is available to all Rotman students, as well as anyone from the broader public. If you attend four sessions in-person you are eligible for the certificate. A person may take up to two years to complete the necessary sessions. Details of events will be posted above and updated on an on-going basis.

For more information on the Rotman Link and Learn Series Certificate please contact Rosemary Hannam, Senior Research Associate - Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, at



About the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy 

Driving Excellence in Healthcare Management
The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy is a research, education and policy centre aimed at generating insights for governments, organizations and other key stakeholders facing complex healthcare challenges.

Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences

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Gain the leadership edge you need for an industry where the frontiers are always advancing. Designed for working professionals, and offered by one of the world’s pre-eminent universities, the program will transform the way you think, lead and drive innovation internationally. It is an intensive 18-month journey that immerses you in key healthcare clusters around the world.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing to 24 hours prior to the event will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee per person. If we do not receive written notice of your cancellation, you will be charged the full amount for this session. Substitutions are always welcome.


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