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Bio - Michael Bohon, CPSM, C.P.M., CMRP

Michael Bohon, CPSM, C.P.M., CMRP, is the Founding Principal of the HealthCare Solutions Bureau (HCSB), a healthcare supply chain consulting firm and speakers’ bureau. His extensive business background spans 19 years of work in materials, operations, sales and administration in two industries (steel and electronics) plus the last 27 years in healthcare supply chain management. Prior to founding HCSB, Bohon held positions as Director, Supply Chain Management at TMC HealthCare and Director of Purchasing and Contracts at Health Partners of Arizona. He also worked as a consultant independently and for Perigon, LLC and OMSolutions. Among his accomplishments in consulting are the supply cost reduction of $ 10M+ in physician preference items and other contracts at hospital systems nationally and leading successful facilities planning and design projects at expanding hospitals.

Bohon has served as a member of the VHA Contracting Services Advisory Council and was the national chairperson of the Novation Materials Leadership Council and the Dun & Bradstreet Software Healthcare Group. He was the co-founder and national chairperson of the Healthcare Business Professionals Association. He has also served as the chairperson of the VHA West Coast Materials Network. He is a frequent speaker at national meetings and conferences. His articles on materials, negotiations, management, e-commerce and other subjects have appeared in numerous national publications. Bohon has also provided consulting services to major healthcare corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Medline and Becton Dickinson.

Recently Bohon has provided on-site negotiation training for clients such as VCU Health System, Froedtert Health, Resurrection Health, University of Texas – Medical Branch and North Kansas City Hospital among others and assisted AHRMM in the development of on-line courses and podcasts on negotiation. He has also presented multiple lecture series for hospital personnel through their group purchasing organizations.

Bohon is an instructor for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). He has developed business and supply management courses for ISM, Accenture’s Supply Chain Academy and the University of Arizona. These include public seminars, webinars and on-line courses on negotiation and other supply chain topics. ISM has published his work in a self-study book entitled “Power Negotiations – Unlock Your Powers of Influence and Persuasion”.

Bohon is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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