April 18–19, 2018Boston Convention & Exhibition CenterBoston, MA

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  • William McFarlandSenior Director, Materials ManagementCambridge Health Alliance

    Bill McFarland has worked in healthcare Materials Management since 1975. Currently, he works as the Senior Director of Materials Management for the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) where he has worked since 2000. He has worked with CHA's Senior Leadership and Managers on numerous capital, value analysis and supply chain management issues. His recent achievements have included the launch of an automated Value Analysis process, launch of CHA's first ever Supply Chain Management strategic plan which included the development of a supply chain analysis group and automation of CHA's supply chain processes including eCommerce and eInvloicing. He is a graduate of Boston College where he graduated with a BA in Political Science & Economics. He also holds a Masters of Business Administation from Anna Maria College as well as graduate studies certificate in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College. In 2015, he was honored by the New England Society of Healthcare Materials Management as Material Manager of the Year.

    Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is a vibrant, innovative health system dedicated to providing essential services to all members of the community. With over 140,000 patients in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's Metro North region, CHA provides primary care, specialty care, emergency services, hospital care, maternity care and behavioral health. CHA patients receive high quality care in convenient neighborhood locations and have seamless access to advanced care through CHA's affiliations with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Mass. General Hospital for Children (MGHfC). CHA operates the Cambridge Public Health Department and collaborates with many local agencies and organizations to improve the health of local residents. It also provides a vital safety net for under served populations facing barriers to care. As a Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine teaching hospital, CHA trains the health care providers of tomorrow.


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