The quest for quality

Quality matters. Now more than ever. And in a health care landscape that is constantly changing, it can seem even more challenging to attain. As your partner in the quest for quality, Vizient Advisory Solutions can help you improve care delivery with solutions focused on quality, cost effectiveness and patient care.

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Connect with Vizient at IHI

Vizient is proud to be a part of the 2018 IHI National Forum on Dec. 9 through 12. We view the IHI National Forum as a vital stop in the quest for quality — an opportunity to learn new approaches for quality improvements and how to sustain them. Visit us in booth 204 and discover the three critical elements for a successful quest.

Join us at IHI

Additional connection points at IHI

Hear from our thought leaders, explore our work with members and network with our experts while you’re in Orlando.

IHI quick course | Monday, Dec. 10, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Engaging everyone to create and sustain quality (course Q16) Register now!

Speakers: David Munch, Senior Principal, Vizient | Greg Firestone, Director LEAN Strategies, New Hanover Regional Medical Center | Sue Ballato, Quality Administrator, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

How well does your organization deploy and sustain your quality improvement efforts? This session will provide a framework for sustainable continuous improvement describing the skills and behaviors required at every level of the organization and how to get there. Using lessons from the IHI Leading Quality Improvement (LQI) program and other sources, you will receive guidance from experts and health systems who've achieved these goals.

Workshops | Tuesday Dec. 11, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

High-impact Leadership: Developing Core Leaders (C14) Register now!

Speakers: David Munch, Senior Principal, Vizient | Michael Pugh, President, MPH

Core leaders are those "in the middle," managing and providing daily leadership to the teams, departments, divisions, floors, units, and employees who provide and support the delivery of health care services. They make care happen. This session will explore how the IHI High-Impact Leadership Framework and associated behaviors translate to the work of core leaders and provide guidance on the competencies and skills they must develop.

Managing behavioral issues in medical settings (C24) Register now!

Speakers: Tammy Williams, MSN, RN, CPPS, Collaborative Advisor, Vizient | Lisa Davis, BSN, MEd, RN-BC, Nurse Manager Psychiatric Nursing Consultation Service, VCU Health System | Samuel Stroupe, MD, Deputy Chief-Director, Psychiatrics ED/CL Services, NYU Langone Brooklyn | Thomas Heinrich, Physician, Medical College of Wisconsin

This session will feature learning from an analysis of more than 2,700 events reported to the Vizient Patient Safety Organization in 2017. Clinicians from academic medical centers will highlight common behavioral issues reported in medical settings, and the leading practices for proactive identification and management of mental health, substance use, suicidal, and aggressive patients in medical settings. Learn about systemwide approaches to managing behavioral emergencies and successful outcomes, including reductions in restraints and patient-to-staff assaults.

Storyboard reception | Tuesday Dec. 11, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Comprehensive review of cardiac monitoring events and systematic approach to quality improvement

Presenters: Jessica Shoenthal  | Jackie Lamendola | Ellen Flynn | Tammy Williams

Inpatient opioid safety events: beyond a justifiable adverse drug reaction

Presenters: Jessica Shoenthal | Ellen Flynn | Tammy Williams

Engaging patients and families in health care transformation through Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ national initiatives

Presenter: Kellie Goodson

Visit us in Booth 204 or schedule time to meet with us during IHI.