TractManager Expert:
Debi Turner

Debi Turner is a seasoned healthcare consultant with 35 years of diverse experience including consulting, nursing leadership, hospital operations, supply chain and value analysis. Her experience has included direct patient care as a Registered Nurse in critical care, trauma, surgical intensive care, post anesthesia care and physical rehabilitation. 

She has held leadership positions in critical care at Tarrant County Hospital District in Fort Worth, TX. as well as Chief Nursing Officer at Health South Rehabilitation Center in Arlington, TX. She has also served as Program Manager/ Provider Outreach Coordinator for the statewide, McKesson administered Texas Medicaid Enhanced Care Disease Management program. Her industry experience includes her work as Senior Consultant with MedAssets where she was tasked to reduce supply chain expenses, improve revenue, optimization of workflow, lead product standardizations and formularies, as well as, actively participated in clinical value analysis teams for an eleven hospital system group purchasing organization. Prior to joining TractManager in February 2019, she held the position of Clinical Resource Director for HealthTrust Supply Chain at Medical City Arlington where she co-chaired clinical value analysis teams of physicians focusing on physician preference items (PPI) and supply management action teams where the focus was medical supplies and commodities, sharing of best practices and incorporating clinical evidence into decision making.

Debi graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with an MBA in Healthcare Administration and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from University of Texas at Arlington. She is passionate about incorporating sound, unbiased clinical evidence in the decision making process.

Debi Turner, MBA, BSN, ACHE

Clinical Evidence Advisor

Top 10 Negotiating Strategies

Skilled negotiators are like musical virtuosos. They have an extensive repertoire of tactics from which to draw, and they know when and how to make them a part of their performance. But negotiating healthcare contracts for capital, purchased services, and IT services can test the artistry of even the most masterful negotiator.