Thursday, May 31, 2018


11:30 a.m. CT


1 hour


Vizient subject matter expert panel

In today's world, quality matters more than ever. Consumers are quick to praise when quality exceeds their expectations or tell everyone they know when quality falls short. While true across all industries, the stakes are especially high in health care, where poor quality could have more dire consequences than just a bad review. In this current health care landscape, the fundamental ideas of value-based care continue to gain momentum, giving quality a role beyond the oath to "do no harm" to the forefront of how providers do business. Quality and safety don’t just need to match productivity and revenue; they need to drive it.

Join Vizient® on May 31 for a special webcast, Bridging the Cost-Quality Divide: Creating the Culture that Empowers Clinicians and Leaders to Deliver High-Quality, Cost-Effective Care. This 60-minute discussion offers insights and experiences in a frank, conversational setting where you can submit questions and get answers from our panel of experts in real time. The panelists include:

  • Julie Cerese, MSN, RN,
    Group Senior Vice President, Performance Management and National Networks – a former director of quality and infection control
  • Martin Lucenti, MD, PhD,
    Senior Principal, Advisory Solutions – a former emergency department physician, clinical operations director and Army combat support hospital physician
  • Aman Sabharwal, MD, MHA, CPHM,
    Senior Principal, Clinical Operations Consulting – a former chief utilization officer, corporate medical director and board-certified internal medicine hospitalist

The session will be moderated by Robert Dean, DO, MBA, senior vice president, performance management. Dean is a cardiac anesthesiologist who has served in many physician leadership roles, including chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs.

Learning objectives

  • Explain the role of data and analytics in establishing shared goals and monitoring for sustainability
  • Describe how to align resources to optimize care and improve financial and quality outcomes in the changing health care environment
  • Recall how one organization designed and operationalized its strategy to achieve growth goals and deliver comprehensive patient care