COVID-19 Webinar Series Session 5 – Health System Capacity: Mobilizing the Supply Chain

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COVID-19 Webinar Series Overview

This COVID-19 Webinar Series will synthesize the information in the headlines to provide cohesive insight into the status of the response and remaining gaps in the system that must be addressed to limit the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. These sessions discuss the trajectory of the pandemic and the risks of a surge in cases. The speakers will explain how entities at the front lines are responding and highlight policy levers being deployed to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Session 5 – Health System Capacity: Mobilizing the Supply Chain

As the national COVID-19 incidence rate continues to rise, hospitals and providers brace for shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical medical supplies. During this webinar, Michael J. Alkire, the president of Premier—the largest global health care supply chain in the U.S.—provided a frontline perspective on the state of the medical supply chain.


  • Michael J. Alkire, MBA, President, Premier Inc.
  • Sarah J. Dash, MPH, President and CEO, Alliance for Health Policy (moderator)



The Alliance for Health Policy gratefully acknowledges the support of the National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM) and The Commonwealth Fund for this event.