symplr in the Spotlight: November 2023

With a strong focus on technological innovation and visionary leadership, symplr continues to emerge as a trailblazer, tackling the healthcare industry's most pressing issues. In this monthly roundup, we highlight the significant strides symplr has made and provide you with an overview of our most recent thought leadership pieces, reflecting symplr's commitment to transforming healthcare through better operations.  

HIStalk interviews CEO BJ Schaknowski  

BJBJ Schaknowski had an in-depth conversation with HIStalk, where he shared exciting insights on health system workforce challenges, technology overload, AI, and efforts to reduce vendor counts.  

BJ emphasizes the need for a shift in focus within healthcare systems, anticipating a major change in digital health in the upcoming years. He shares that symplr’s s primary focus is on healthcare workers - their engagement, reducing burnout, ensuring they have the necessary tools to do their work effectively, and reducing time spent on non-clinical, administrative tasks. He also highlights the need to leverage technology to augment productivity and improve patient outcomes. 

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4 things supply chain managers wish healthcare executives understood

Dee DonatelliDawn PlimmerIn this Chief Healthcare Executive article, Dee Donatelli, symplr’s Senior Director of Spend Management, and Dawn Plimmer, Director of Purchased Services, explain the importance of optimizing the hospital supply chain to improve patient care and physician satisfaction.  

When supply chain goals within an organization are not aligned, it can ultimately make the management of the supply chain inefficient and complex. Organizations are realizing the need to ensure supply chain representation has a seat at the strategic planning table to more closely manage accelerating expenses.  

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symplr & KLAS CEOs' industry insights   

BJ HDMAs part of Health Data Management's "BEYOND the Rankings: A look through the CEO's eyes" series, HDM's Mitchell Josephson sat down with symplr CEO BJ Schaknowski, along with KLAS Research CEO Adam Gale, to discuss some of the challenges within the healthcare industry today and how technology solutions and strong partnerships help overcome those hurdles. BJ shared the value of long-term partnerships with customers and the potential of technology, walking hand-in-hand through changes to support healthcare professionals’ efficiency and organizational results.  

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Revolutionizing healthcare ops: data connectivity & AI insights  

podcastIn this insightful KevinMD podcast, symplr’s Chief Nursing Officer Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN, FAAN and healthcare executive Linda Knodel, MHA, MSN, FACHE, FAAN discuss the urgent challenges facing healthcare organizations, including financial pressure, burnout, and workforce shortages; the power of data connectivity in improving operations; the role of AI as a healthcare copilot; and how federal legislation can help drive change. 

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The long-game: connecting B2B brand to revenue 

kristin-russel-headshot-squareIn this episode of CMO Huddles, a stellar lineup of Chief Marketing Officers, including symplr’s Kristin Russel discuss how they use brand as a strategic lever in their long-term revenue generation strategies, how they get brand buy-in across the organization, and how they measure brand’s impact on growth. 

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