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Livestream: Experts Discuss "Healthcare Procurement and Innovation: The Role of Shared Services in Supporting Ontario's Move to Bundled Care"

5:30pm sharp to 6:30pm EST livestream

Event Details

Speaker Series | Panel Discussion | Healthcare

Date: Monday November 23, 2020 | 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Speaker(s): Andrea Englert-Rygus, Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Customer Relationship Management, Plexxus
Maggie Chen, Senior Project Analyst, Plexxus
David Yundt, President & CEO, Plexxus

Host: Professor 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: The Role of Shared Services in Supporting Ontario's Move to Bundled Care - Understanding the Complexity of Aligning Procurement & Bundled Payments through Value-Based Procurement

Online. Details on how to access the livestream will be sent to you by email after registering.

Location: Online
Cost: Free to attend. Registration is required by 1:00pm on November 23.
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Session Summary: We will present an overview of value-based procurement, followed by a presentation by senior leadership from Plexxus on their recent initiatives in this area, including successes and lessons learned.

About Our Speakers:

Maggie Chen, Senior Project Analyst, Plexxus

Maggie has extensive experience in leading and coordinating projects in health care. Her expertise lies in value-based procurement, health quality indicator development and reporting, and project management. Her most recent role is a senior analyst of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships at Plexxus, where she supports hospitals to modernize their procurement approaches to drive greater value. Previously, she worked at the Cancer Care Ontario and Health Quality Ontario and focused on improving the delivery of value-based care by combining knowledge in data analytics with abilities to think strategically and creatively. Maggie has a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Toronto.

Andrea Englert-Rygus is the Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President, Customer Relationship Management at Plexxus.

Plexxus provides expertise across the healthcare supply chain to the Ontario hospitals it serves. Andrea’s portfolio includes Strategic Sourcing, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships and Customer Relationship Management. Andrea’s career has included roles in finance, sales, customer service, human resources, labour relations, operations and manufacturing across the chemical, retail and healthcare sectors. Andrea has a track record of implementing complex change and transformation projects. Prior to joining Plexxus, Andrea was Vice President Operations at Baxter Healthcare leading their Canadian supply chain operations. In addition, she has held leadership positions at YUM Brands (formerly PepsiCo Restaurants Inc.) and DuPont Canada.

Andrea holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto (Rotman) and, holds a Supply Chain Management Professional designation (CSCMP). In 2019, Andrea was named one of the “100 Influential Women in Supply Chain in Canada”.

Andrea is currently a Board Director of the Supply Chain Canada Association and of the Surrey Place Centre in Toronto.

David Yundt is President and CEO of Plexxus, and has led the organization since it began operating in 2006. During his career, David has developed and implemented innovative business solutions in a variety of industries that include shared services, health care, consumer products, third party logistics, distribution and pharmaceuticals. David sits on several boards, and is a graduate from Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, and the Rotman School of Management Directors Education Program.

About the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy 

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