Healthcare IQ Spring Conference

“The networking session was one of my favorite sessions because I had a chance to hear how other hospitals are utilizing the tool to improve their process and data.”
“This year is my second year attending the conference. I loved this year's topics. All of them were very timely usable ideas & processes to take back & implement.”
“Your staff does a great job with this every year and my team really got a lot out of it.”

Why Attend?

The Healthcare IQ Spring Conference is an opportunity for us to connect with our Customers and better understand their specific business needs. During the three day conference, Customers meet to network with each other, attend informative sessions and discuss best practices and use case scenarios. Overall the HCIQ Spring Conference is designed to be a collaborative and productive platform for our Customers and their organization.

Here are a few more reasons to attend:

  • Learn how other Customers are utilizing HCIQ tools within their organization
  • Discuss best practices and learn strategic approaches to current industry pressures
  • Participate in one-on-one training and/or Customer Care sessions
  • Meet the HCIQ Team
  • Enjoy the beautiful Florida sunshine!

Don't just take our word for it - our 2017 Conference Attendees said they would consider coming to the conference again. Come join us!

March 7, 2017 DAYS 1 & 2
  • March 7-8, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm - Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception located in the Coconut Palm

    DAY 2
    7:00am - 8:00am - Continental Breakfast

    8:00am - 8:15am - Welcome & Introductions

    8:15am - 9:15am - Analytics Continuum & Data Management

    The strategic management of supply expense should be enhanced with clinical and other patient related data to drive sophisticated and appropriate care standardization and redesign efforts.
    Leveraging the analytics continuum, this session will outline how a meaningful analytics strategy, built upon current expense reduction practices, will allow supply chain stakeholders to lead the widespread application of big data to drive these goals.
    Lauren Belliveau

    9:15am - 10:15am - Product Price Analytics (Group A)

    How does your contract pricing compare to national benchmarks? Are you buying items off contract and need to find clinical equivalents that are on contract? Do you need to reduce costs for Physician Preference Items? We will identify the metrics, specific reports and implementation strategies that will enable you to build custom roadmaps to meet your goals, as well as measure and monitor results.
    Lindy Volonino

    9:15am - 10:15am - Standardization Analytics (Group B)

    Do you need to maximize efficiency and reduce costs by consolidating the number of vendors? Do you need to increase market share to obtain more favorable pricing? Are you able to monitor contract compliance? We will identify the metrics, specific reports and implementation strategies that will allow you to build custom roadmaps to meet your goals, as well as measure and monitor results.
    Justin Briggs

    10:15am - 11:15am - Product Price Analytics (Group B)
    10:15am - 11:15am - Standardization Analytics (Group A)

    11:15am - 11:30am - Closing Remarks Day 1

    11:45am - Meet Bus in front of hotel, Depart for Yankees Game at Steinbrenner Field

    12:15am - Lunch (for those not attending the game)

    1:05am - New York Yankees vs. Canada

March 9, 2017 DAY 3
  • 7:30am - 8:30am - Continental Breakfast

    8:30am - 9:00am - IIQ & CLIQ 7.0 Release Sneak Peek

    9:00am - 10:00am - Physician Variation Analytics

    Unwarranted physician variation is a signi cant driver of excessive cost; reducing variability provides a concrete foundation for an effective strategy. In this session, we will demonstrate the reliability of the data, use Clinical IQ to identify physician variation, prioritize strategies for reducing variation and nally, measure improvement in the form of cost savings. This is also an opportunity to unlock how supply chain stakeholders can lead the widespread application of big data to play a significant role in their organization's strategic goals.
    Rebecca Varner

    10:15am - 11:15pm - Table Topics

    The table topics networking session will provide an interactive problem solving and knowledge sharing platform for all attendees. You will have the opportunity to learn the unique ways your peers are solving today's industry pressures. This networking activity is designed to bring everyone facing similar roadblocks to the same table in order to drive ideas that lead to successful solutions.
    Lindy Volonino

    11:15pm - 12:00pm - Peer-Sharing Networking Session

    A more casual knowledge sharing session for attendees, this session will allow for a smooth transition from table topics, allowing you to have more expansive conversation with each other. You are in the driver's seat, so collaborate to innovate.

    1:30pm - 3:00pm - Preference Card Analytics

    Clean, concise and accurate Preference Cards are a perfect example of how supply chain stakeholders can lead cost reduction efforts if they are given access to the right tools. Learn how Healthcare IQ uses proprietary methodologies, automating the Preference Card cleansing process. Discover how you can not only lead the process in your own organization, but how you can also measure improvement in expense reduction.
    Kevin Coyle

    3:00pm - 4:00pm - HCIQ Report Card

    This session is tailored to review the HCIQ Report Card and how you can receive it. You will uncover how to identify data, process and operational gaps to reduce expense, increase operational efficiency and monitor activities that impact expense and revenue.
    LaKese McLarty & Justin Briggs

March 10, 2017 DAY 4
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm - Product Training - by appointment.

    10:00am - 2:00pm - Customer Care Session - by appointment.

Customer Excellence Awards

The HCIQ Customer Excellence Awards recognize, honor and celebrate organizations that achieved outstanding success in leveraging data and analytics to bring intelligence to every aspect of the spend management and cost savings journey.

Award categories include:

HCIQ Rockstar Award
This award recognizes the organization demonstrating the highest performance in the utilization of HCIQ tools and services.

HCIQ Trailblazer Award
This award recognizes the organization demonstrating the highest performance in the areas of spend management.

HCIQ Partner of the Year Award
This award recognizes the organization demonstrating the highest overall performance in the areas of utilization, spend management, data management, and customer innovation.

2017 Event Details

Accommodations | Nearby Airport | Ground Transportation


Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33706

The HCIQ Spring Conference will take place at the Sirata Beach Resort located on St. Pete Beach. Healthcare IQ will sponsor the cost of lodging for up to two (2) participants per Customer.

Nearby Airport

Tampa International Airport (29 miles)
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (21.5 miles)
Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (33.4 miles)

Ground Transportation

The Sirata Beach Resort will provide the ground transportation for all off- site conference events. Participants have the option to rent cars at their own expense.

*The Sirata charges a daily parking fee and is at the expense of the Customer. If renting a car participants are advised to rent one car per Customer due to limited parking at the Sirata.

2017 Location

Where our event will be held

Event Address

  • Sirata Beach Resort
    5300 Gulf Blvd
    St Petersburg, FL 33706

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