Medical Product Procurement in the COVID-19 Era: Challenges & Opportunities

Explore our June webinar session.

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About the Webinar

Based on their recent Health Affairs Blog articleAnand Devaiah, MD, FACS and Rena Conti, PhD discussed the unique challenges to supply chains and procurement ecosystems present to the United States’ efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The presenters also discussed potential solutions and how we might avoid similar health system struggles in the future.

The Presenters

Rena Conti, PhD

Photo of Rena Conti, PhDRena M. Conti is the Associate Research Director of Biopharma & Public Policy for the Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy. She is also an Associate Professor at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. From 2006 through June 2018, Professor Conti was an Associate Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the University of Chicago Medical School and the Harris School of Public Policy. Dr. Conti is a health economist. Her research focuses on the organization, financing and regulation of medical care. She has written extensively on the pricing, demand and supply of prescription drugs.


Anand Devaiah, MD, FACS

Photo of Anand DevaiahAnand K. Devaiah, MD, FACS is Director of the Biomedical & Health Technology Development & Transfer Domain at the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy and an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery with Joint Appointments in Neurological Surgery and Ophthalmology at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.

As Director of the Biomedical & Health Technology Development & Transfer Domain, Dr. Devaiah leads the Institute’s activities integrating the tools for health improvement that are being rapidly developed by science and technology. In his role, Dr. Devaiah bridges the worlds of development and implementation, leading collaborations focused on improving value in the health system through technological innovations.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, June 17

Time: 10:00 – 11:00am EDT

This is a virtual event. Please be aware that we will share important information to accessing the event link using the email you provide in the registration form below. This information will arrive the morning of the event. Please reach out if you experience any issues. The Institute also plans to record this event for future access. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions about event access or recording.

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