2023 Performance Improvement Series - Strategic Supplier Relationships

October 11, 2023 to November 25, 2023

During this series, we will discuss topics of interest to health care organizations such as high reliability, workforce, outpatient procedure shift, reducing length of stay, supplier relationships and care at home with the focus on improving overall performance, quality and safety.

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the importance of strategic supplier relationships within healthcare
  2. Identify successful strategies to improve strategic supplier relationships.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/11/2023 - 11:30am CDT
Event ends: 
11/25/2023 - 12:30pm CST
Live activity
United States

Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


An individual is considered to have a relevant financial relationship if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.


No one in a position to control the content of this educational activity have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.



Laural Whitmore, MSE
Vice President, PI Programs, Vizient

LaTammy Marks, MBA, BSN, RN
PI Program Director

Tiffany Ehresmann, BS
System Director-Category Management
Essentia Health



Planning committee



Mary Casey, BBA, DES
Director Media Productions

John Pevoto, MA, DES
Director Media Productions

Tracy Sutton, DES
Producer Media Productions

Laural Whitmore, MSE
Vice President, Performance Improvement Collaboratives, Vizient

James Lichauer,  PharmD, BCPS,  FASHP
Sr PI Program Director, Pharmacy

Marilyn Sherrill, RN, MBA
Sr PI Program Director

Susie Cymbor, MD








In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement(s):

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours. 
Universal Activity Number:  JA0006103-0000-23-326-L04-P

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
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