Tuesday, September 22, 2020


11:30 a.m. CT


Four half-day webinars: Sept. 22, 24, 29 and Oct. 1




Value analysis

As the industry redefines a new normal after the initial COVID-19 pandemic surge, value analysis professionals are even more crucial as they are tasked to reduce costs and improve clinical, financial and operational performance for their facilities.

In a new virtual and multi-day format of our Value Analysis Fundamentals Workshop, Vizient® subject matter experts (SMEs) will provide a proven model for implementing and managing a value analysis program.

During this workshop, professionals will engage in hands-on learning activities and obtain valuable tools and techniques to apply within their organizations to better manage costs while maintaining their focus on delivering high-quality care.

Registration fees, learning objectives and FAQs are available on the registration page.

This event is available exclusively to Vizient members. Contact us to learn how you can gain access to this workshop and other educational opportunities.

Meet our experts

Susan Hogan, consulting director, Vizient

Susan brings 40 years of experience in the health care industry. Prior to joining Vizient, she spent 31 years holding various clinical and leadership roles as an operating room nurse. As an operating room business manager, she became an early adopter of value analysis and contract optimization. Hogan went on to develop and lead a systemwide value analysis program with teams in clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

Kristi Biltz, CMRP, consulting director, Vizient

Kristi uses her more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry to assist hospitals in integrating clinical and supply chain data in a clinical value analysis setting. She helps hospitals improve practice and product variation through a standardized decision-making process supported by evidence and best practice within a culture of continuous process improvement. She created two multi-organization and multi-statewide educational forums for member contract education and networking and currently facilitates the Clinical Quality Value Analysis Education Forum.

Access COVID-19 resources to help your value analysis program

COVID-19 Surge Demand Calculator

Sg2 – a Vizient company – has released a COVID-19 Surge Demand Calculator, a scenario planning tool that calculates market-specific, age-adjusted projections of non-ICU bed, ICU and ventilator demand.

PPE Conservation Impact Calculator

Using this calculator, members can calculate their usage of PPE using several scenarios that can impact burn rate and understand the impact of conservation strategies and model PPE inventory needs accordingly.

Supply chain guide to resuming electively scheduled procedures

As your facility begins to reschedule elective postponed elective procedures, access our guide to help you carefully manage the increased volume while continuing to care for COVID-19 patients and deal with ongoing resource constraints.