2020 Quality Leadership Series - Drive Improvement Efforts by Creating a System of Care

February 27, 2020

The goal of this series is to present various dimensions of leading and advancing quality within Vizient member network organizations and across systems of care through presentations by subject matter experts and thought leaders who have demonstrated outstanding or innovative approaches.  Through presentations from member organizations with leading practices in leadership, culture of safety and analytics, participants will be able to better understand the strategic importance of these various aspects and be able to model or adapt the tactics to their own organization.

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Quality leaders

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe a successful approach to building, staffing and managing a model that can be effectively scaled and spread across the continuum
  2. Describe the challenges, potential barriers, and success strategies that may enhance the team’s experience while driving to create a system of care
  3. Outline the essential strategies for building alignment within an organization and across systems of care
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/27/2020 - 11:30am CST
Event ends: 
02/27/2020 - 12:30pm CST
Live via webinar
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
Planning committee members
Cindy Abel, RN, MSN, CEN (nurse planner and reviewer)
Vice President, PI Collaboratives/Government Programs
Jodi Eisenberg, MHA, CPHQ, CPMSM, CSHA
Senior Director, Network Services
Will Dardani, MBA
Director, Networks
Robert Dean, DO
Senior Vice President, Performance Management
Heather Forst, MS, BS
Program Director, Performance Improvement Collaboratives
Ericka Johnson, MHSA
Vice President, Strategic Research
Madeleine McDowell, MD
Principal, Intelligence
Brian Esser, MBA, BS
Associate Principal, Intelligence
Matthew Harbison, MD
Vice President of Care Coordination and Hospital Medicine
Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
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 Statements:
This activity is designated for 1.00 hours.
Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.20 contact hours.
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.
This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for a maximum of 1.00 CPHQ continuing education credits for this event.
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance


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