Consistently delivering high-value care takes committed and unified leadership, along with the right infrastructure. We design both interprofessional opportunities to help leadership teams build the confidence, skill and capability to lead their organizations successfully into the future, and profession-specific educational series. Vizient is an accredited educational provider for a variety of disciplines, including nursing, pharmacy, medical education for physicians, and quality professionals. We provide continuing education units for the majority of our programs.

A journey toward high reliability

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital applied strategies learned during our Safety, Reliability and Management Systems Workshop to build a better safety culture in their organization. As a result of their work, one patient care unit went 150 days without a hospital-acquired pressure injury.

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Conferences, courses and workshops

Our education programs provide access to experts and tools for accreditation professionals and operational managers of academic medical centers, community hospitals and ambulatory care facilities. Our programs focus on Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation and highlight requirements unique to certain voluntary accrediting organizations. In addition, programs are approved for continuing education credit.

Accreditation Professional Orientation Certificate Program

Our comprehensive educational program provides the knowledge and skill set participating members need to become more effective accreditation professionals. The program is led by Vizient accreditation leaders, and participants have access to mentors for one-on-one assistance and networking.

Annual Accreditation and Regulatory Update

Our program offers a deep dive into the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation, along with supplemental insights from The Joint Commission. The Vizient Advisory team will provide a focused review of issues, trends and insights and provides a road map of essential steps for elevating their health care organization to a state of continuous readiness to help the accreditation professional ensure continuous patient readiness.

Safety, Reliability and Management Systems

Decades of experience have shown more rapid safety improvement and greater sustainability with bold transparency, unwavering accountability, and continuous problem-solving.

Participants in this two-day virtual workshop will explore the core components of safety culture, the principles of high reliability and the foundations of management systems to improve and sustain safety more effectively. Building this level of excellence requires specific skills, behaviors and coordination at every level of the organization. This workshop brings it all together with an organizational assessment, diverse content expertise, group exercises, individual coaching and a customized action plan.

Value Analysis Fundamentals

Establishing a successful value analysis program requires a collaborative process involving many stakeholders. This multiday session led by Vizient subject matter experts, provides a proven model for implementing and managing a value analysis program. Our course gives you the tools you need to maximize effectiveness and efficiency. Plus, it enables you to change your organization’s focus from the value of products to total value across the care continuum.

Sourcing Fundamentals Workshop

During this workshop, participants will develop skills to successfully prepare for and execute negotiations as well as explore how to optimize RFP strategy and design, foster strategic supplier relationships and integrate clinical considerations and data into the sourcing process.

Our multi-day session, led by Vizient subject matter experts, will provide hands-on training for optimizing strategic sourcing processes and execution. The curriculum emphasizes best-in-class techniques from the Vizient Sourcing team through an interactive format, role-playing and collaboration among workshop participants.

2021 sessions are to be announced.

Leadership Education

Every year, we survey network members to determine the direction and focus of our offerings. The results directly influence much of our education offered. The topics touch upon the challenges and goals of our members, as well as industry trends. In our education series available to Vizient Member Network participants members share their experiences, learnings and leading practices, and/or Vizient and industry experts.

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