2021 Quality Leadership Series: Value Measurement and Hospital Rankings - On Demand

This session will feature a panel of member CQOs and Vizient experts discussing their approach to navigating the “sea of health care rankings,” including CMS Stars, Leapfrog, US News, and the Vizient Quality & Accountability Report.  Members will learn the key methodological differences between hospital rankings and hear strategies related to how the Q&A scorecard and other rankings are used to internally align and improve organizational performance.  They will also learn how two different organizations have successfully improved performance to achieve high rankings.

Target Audience

Quality Leaders

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the key methodological differences in the hospital ranking systems and how to set strategy for improved outcomes.
  2. Discuss recent changes in the CMS Star Rating methodology and how it impacts hospital scores.
  3. Summarize how two healthcare systems successfully took steps to improve organizational performance and achieve high scores in the hospital ranking systems.  

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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Course expires: 
On Demand Activity
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.
Planning committee members
Tom Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources (physician planner)
Jacob Seal, MS
Networks Manager
Will Dardani, MBA
Senior Networks Director
Donna McNutt, MS, RN (nurse planner)
Networks Director

Donna McNutt, MS, RN
Networks Director

Will Dardani, MBA (moderator)
Senior Networks Director

Ryan Carroll, MBA
Director, National Imperatives

Chad Vandenberg, MPH
Chief Quality Officer
UCSD Health

Brandi Sommer, B.Sc., CPHQ
Senior Quality Analyst
Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare

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 contact hours.

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. designates this enduring material 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 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
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
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