Contracting Utilization and Data Manager
Susan LaFountain has made her career healthcare, driven by a need to provide better service to patients. Susan has extensive experience working with and for suppliers, distributors, GPOs, providers of healthcare, and ultimately patients. Susan began her career with wound care and medication administration to patients. It was during this time Susan was exposed to purchasing processes and soon picked up responsibilities in procurement – and with it, the challenges and complexities of the healthcare supply chain. Susan’s work experiences have included roles in hospital pharmacies, materials management, supply chain automation technology, contracting negotiation and contract administration. In 2006 Susan joined the GHX team, and has held numerous positions that have spanned sales, consulting and product management. Ultimately, all focused on helping partners take cost out of healthcare supply chain process via improved accuracy and automation, that result in better patient care. In her current mission, Susan is focused on helping supply chain leaders achieve pricing alignment and cross system automation – all to further improve information quality, creating positive impacts for patient care. Susan is a graduate summa cum laude in Management of Information Technologies from UIU.