Wednesday, February 28, 2018


11:30 a.m. Central


1 hour


Performance Improvement Collaborative Series


Join us on Wednesday, February 28th for the next program highlighting the work of Vizient’s Performance Improvement Collaboratives. Through these collaboratives, a growing community of leaders is advancing the performance of their organizations by focusing on issues vital to health care reform, through expert-led research and insights that examine processes for better patient care, improved operations, cost savings and more. Dealing with today’s issues while preparing for tomorrow’s changes, participating members have achieved top-tier performance in quality, safety and cost-effectiveness.

Many organizations focus mortality reviews on preventability of the death instead of system learning. This program is about designing and implementing a systematic mortality review that identifies patient safety issues. We will highlight how participants in a recent Collaborative project have removed barriers to implement an effective review process.

Learning objectives:

  • Define factors contributing to barriers of effective mortality reviews
  • Identify key strategies used by PI Collaborative participants to improve and enhance mortality reviews that lead to effective action items


Laural Whitmore, MSE
Associate Vice President, Performance Improvement Collaboratives

Guest speakers:

David Crichton
Manager Health Care Quality Improvement
Stanford Health Care

Lindsay Mayer, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Director, Programs