Passion Statement

Support excellence in Post-Acute Care by providing data-driven and ethical evaluation of products and solutions for meaningful, financially responsible outcomes.

Our Goal Is Simple

The Society for Healthcare Organization Procurement Professionals (SHOPP) goal is simple: 

To ensure performance, mitigate regulatory risk and empower procurement professionals by instituting value-based principles that improve patient care while maintaining the integrity of the healthcare continuum and protect operating margins.

May 5 – 7, 2020
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Advocating for the Procurement Professionals

A purchasing agent’s objective is to secure the lowest possible pricing within narrowly-defined management directives focused on cost control, with no standardized metrics to measure quality or define value. However, the procurement process is vast and has many moving parts that are interdisciplinary and cross-functional.

Quality, expenses, reimbursements and compliance
all play critical roles in decision making.

A Procurement Professional sees beyond short-term savings; they understand the benefits of an interdisciplinary process and helps to bridge the gap between clinical and financial leadership. An effective Procurement Professional brings balance between operating efficiency and quality outcomes. A Procurement Professional considers the nuanced variables of the healthcare “value equation” by comprehending reimbursement implications, quality measures, labor, service and price to secure long-term, sustainable financial returns for the healthcare provider.

SHOPP is not about negotiating talent or scale – our mission is to empower buyers with data-driven insights into how third-party products and services impact organizational outcomes and financial viability.  

Goals of the effective Procurement Professionals:

  • Facilitate quality
  • Control expenses
  • Reduce inefficiencies
  • Identify reimbursement opportunities

About Society for Healthcare Organization
Procurement Professionals

Unbiased, not-for-profit, agenda-free education and networking

Welcoming vendors, GPOs and all operators involved in the procurement process

Ongoing education, support and exclusive resources

Receive procurement certification and other benefits

OUR STORY

SHOPP was created by a team of unparalleled industry leaders and facilities from post-acute healthcare to champion each other’s efforts to improve mutual understanding of how their decisions impact quality and reimbursement. Lead by healthcare purchasing industry veteran Josh Silverberg together with reimbursement and compliance expert Marc Zimmet, of Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, and best-practice expense management leader Michael Greenfield, CEO of Prime Source, SHOPP promises to recreate the landscape of professional purchasing.

Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, LLC is a full-service consulting/professional services firm committed to solving challenges with innovative solutions in the
post-acute care industry.

PRIME SOURCE Healthcare Solutions is committed to driving innovative change, disrupting service delivery standards and providing solution-focused, cost benefit best practices
for the post-acute care industry.

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