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.

Attend the virtual Clinical Workforce Conference Nov. 4-5

Promote the effectiveness and well-being of your clinicians by attending our conference. Vizient and industry experts, as well as your peers, will share leading practices and host conversations about challenges facing your clinicians today, especially as the industry navigates COVID-19.

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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 begins with an in-person, one and a half-day session, followed by four monthly webinars related to continuous readiness.

The program is led by Vizient accreditation leaders, as well as content experts from member organizations. 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.

Spring course Webinars
May 6-7 (Chicago)

May 22
June 12
June 26
July 17

Summer course Webinars
Aug. 5-6 (Chicago)

Aug. 28
Sept. 11
Sept. 25
Oct. 16

Annual Accreditation Regulatory Revisions and Requirements Workshop

Connect with accreditation professionals from across the country to review the regulatory revisions and news from the current year, as well as requirements on the horizon for the upcoming year. Participants have an opportunity to participate in interactive sessions with subject matter experts and peers to discuss pertinent findings from CMS and other accrediting organizations and agencies. Special focus sessions during the conference are presented on medical staff and life safety requirements. This annual conference is offered multiple dates, and there is a registration fee.

In 2020, we will offer a session early in the year and another two in the fall. Locations are to be announced at a later date.

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

During this one and a half-day in-person 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. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the primary reasons safety efforts succeed or fail
  • Describe leaders’ roles, competencies, and activities necessary for creating and sustaining improvement
  • Review various ways to measure, monitor, and sustain progress
  • Outline a custom action plan to foster sustained safety improvement

Session dates and locations

  • March 25-26 – Dallas
  • Sept. 14 – Las Vegas

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.

Clinical Supply Integration Workshop (New in 2020)

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. Our first course will be in June.

Clinical Supply Integration Physician Leadership Workshop (New in 2020)

Maximize the value of a clinically-driven supply chain. Physician and clinical leaders of supply chain are equipped to enable three levels of strategic activity: optimize value in the market or a portfolio, manage utilization and reduce unnecessary variation. Our first course will be in September.

Sourcing Fundamentals Workshop

During this one and a half-day in-person workshop – exclusive to Vizient members, you 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 new multi-day session led by Vizient® subject matter experts – the Vizient Sourcing Fundamentals Workshop – 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.

Session date and location

Fall (Location TBD)

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