Plexxus hosts first ever Diagnostic Imaging Symposium

On April 8th, Plexxus hosted our first ever Plexxus Diagnostic Imaging Symposium. It was well attended by almost all of our hospitals, as well as by our Account Managers and other staff. The feedback has been very positive with many expressing a strong interest in attending an event of this nature again in the future.

Diagnostic Imaging Symposium ConferenceThe event was created to bring together the leaders in Diagnostic Imaging operations, for the purpose of sharing best practices and planning for their future procurement needs.

The morning began with opening remarks provided by Andrea Englert-Rygus, and Dale Thomson updated the attendees on the new Procurement Interim Measures recently set out by the Ontario Government.

Additionally, our DI Category Management Team led by Robin Simons, presented the FY20 Diagnostic Imaging Category Strategy and a number of guest speakers presented on best practices and innovative initiatives.

Dov Klein continued with an informative presentation on The Changing Healthcare Landscape: Creating Value Through Procurement.

Henry Sinn, Director of Medical Imaging, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre shared his experiences working with Plexxus for the Neurocoils and CT RFP projects in his presentation: Innovation in Procurement and What it Means for Radiology.

The meeting concluded with Paul Cornacchione, Sr. Director of Imaging Operations, JDMI who shared the work being done at UHN to reduce costs of their radio-pharmaceutical requirements with his presentation: RadioPharma Services at UHN: Disrupting the GTA Market.

All speakers provided informative presentations, resulting in robust peer discussions and were very well received by those who attended.

The event was a great success with lots of positive feedback from attendees:

Tom Jackson, SHN: “A good overview of the road map and planned structure for procurement activities related to DI.  Extremely likely to attend this meeting again.”

Dodie Cook, LH: “Meeting was very informative. Providing regular updates on which partner hospitals are considering RFP for capital equipment or service agreement may allow us to leverage the process for our hospital site.”

Congratulations to the whole team on the first ever Diagnostic Imaging Symposium!