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Afternoon Keynote Address
Modernize the Orthopaedic Supply Chain:
A Surgeon’s View


Steven Haas, M.D., MPH, Chief of Knee Service, Hospital for Special Surgery

Thursday, June 16                                                                                            
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Hot lunch served at 12:00 p.m., opening remarks at 12:15 p.m. All invited!                                                                                                                                                   


Orthopaedic device manufacturers face increased pressure to assist their hospital customers with the shift to value and accompanying quality and cost mandates. Hospitals have responded to these pressures by supporting more surgeries with reduced hospital and vendor staff, making the implant management process ripe for errors.

As the Hospital for Special Surgery's Chief of Knee Services since 2006 and Co-Chairman of the Quality Coordinating Committee since 2008, Steven Haas, M.D., has experienced firsthand the way that tremendous inefficiencies in the implant delivery system impact surgical outcomes and lead to greater costs for the hospital and manufacturer. For orthopaedic device company attendees, Haas will offer recommendations to assist hospital partners in meeting quality and cost demands.

During his Keynote Address, Haas will explain how technology can modernize the orthopaedic supply chain, including inventory management and the device labeling process, and eliminate "never events."

We’re at a point in healthcare where every dollar is watched, and a more efficient supply chain could be used to offset the cost of newer or improved implants.

Reacquaint yourself with just a few of the many industry changes already in progress:
New Supply Chain Models Shift Resources from Device Makers to 3PLs
Demand to Reduce Consigned Inventory Leading to Instrumental Changes in OR
Executives Warn of Paradigm Shift in R&D Spend





“Inefficient and error-prone methods won’t fly. Funds are more limited than what we can spend on healthcare.
Cost has to go and errors have to go.”

Read our interview with Dr. Haas .

steven haas webSteven B. Haas, M.D., MPH received his education and training at Harvard, Cornell and the University of Rochester. He is Chief of the Knee Service and John N. Insall Chair Knee Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery. He serves as Co-Chairman of the Quality Coordinating Committee at Hospital for Special Surgery and is also Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Haas speaks nationally and internationally on knee topics, and has more than 100 publications in the orthopaedic literature.

In addition, Dr. Haas holds multiple U.S. patents for orthopaedic devices and computer software. In 2014, Dr. Haas was awarded a patent for software that is the first and only computerized system for confirming correct medical implant selection for the patient. This commercial software system, OrthoSecure, has been used in over 20,000 joint replacement procedures.