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.

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.

To ensure a meaningful, interactive experience with program faculty and mentors, enrollment is limited to 25 participants per program class, and there is a participation fee. 2021 sessions are to be announced.

Annual Accreditation and Regulatory Update

In light of COVID-19, regulatory requirements have shifted, as have sites and modes of care delivery. This annual program provides a road map of essential steps for elevating your health care organization to a state of continuous readiness. Sessions address post-pandemic execution guidelines for emergency operations plan, patient and workforce safety, regulatory guidelines and challenging regulatory and accrediting standards.

The program is delivered virtually over several days, and there is a registration fee. Register for this event.

Safety, Reliability and Management Systems

Connect with clinical and quality leaders and others engaged in leading safety in their organization at our workshops to build the skills needed to create safety and sustain reliability in your care processes.

During this workshop, you will explore how to integrate the core components of safety culture, the principles of high reliability and the foundations of management systems for more effectively creating and sustaining safety improvement. Diverse content expertise, group exercises, individual coaching and custom action plan design will help bring this all together.

2021 sessions are to be announced.

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.

2021 sessions are to be announced.

Clinical Supply Integration Workshop

Implement an ongoing, interdisciplinary strategy to optimize utilization of products or services while eliminating harm, improving outcomes and lowering costs. This interactive and advanced educational offering on the clinical integration of the healthcare supply chain emphasizes critical success factors for engagement, insights, knowledge and process.

2021 sessions are to be announced.

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. Each session features members who share their experiences, learnings and leading practices, and/or Vizient and industry experts.

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In-network education for Vizient Member Network participants

Available as an exclusive benefit for network participants, leadership education builds upon the foundation of our peer networks and collaboration projects. Series include:

  • Accreditation series: Fundamental Accreditation Review Series
  • Accreditation series: Advanced Accreditation Education Series

  • Behavioral Health Leadership Series
  • Clinical Supply Chain Leadership Series
  • Financial and Operational Leadership Series
  • Medical Leadership Series
  • Nursing Leadership Series
  • Pharmacy Leadership Series
  • Quality Leadership Series

Education available to all Vizient members

Additional education is made available for the benefit of all Vizient members. In these series, members share learnings gained from collaborative offerings and programs. Series include:

  • Performance Improvement Collaboratives Series
  • Performance Management Leadership Series
  • Supply Chain Leadership Series

Continue your education through our offerings