2022 Quality Leadership Series - Effective Care Transitions: Roadmap for Integrated Care

November 9, 2022

This program will focus on the strategy Spectrum Health took to develop and implement clinical pathways that reach across the continuum of care.  Spectrum Health was selected because they have built an extremely purpose driven process that is prioritized based on the organizations’ needs.  They have over 50 pathways in place that were built with leadership support and front-line staff input.  Panelists will showcase their Heart Failure pathway and discuss how it focuses on the patient’s needs across all areas of service within their system.  

Target Audience




Learning Objectives

1.    Identify strategies for optimizing post-acute care network management.
2.    Define options for enhancing and formalizing care team roles and responsibilities across episodes of care.
3.    Demonstrate how the use of technology, data and analytics can be used to optimize communication and manage care transitions effectively.
4.    Illustrate ways to engage patients and families to achieve effective care transitions.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CBRN
  • 1.00 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 1.00 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/09/2022 - 11:30am CST
Event ends: 
11/09/2022 - 12:30pm CST
Live activity
United States

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As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.


It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.


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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.


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Donna McNutt, MS, RN

Sr. Member Networks Director

Vizient Inc.


Amber Hanser, MHA, CPHQ

Program Director, PI Collaboratives

Vizient Inc.


Stephanie Burdick, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Standardization

Spectrum Health


Joshua Kooistra, DO

SVP, Chief Medical Officer

Spectrum Health


Tricia Baird, MD FAAFP MBA

VP, Care Coordination

Spectrum Health


Nancy Schwallier, PA-C

VP, Cardiovascular

Spectrum Health


Planning committee

Nicole Gruebling, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Vice President, Member Networks

Vizient Inc.


Donna McNutt, MS, RN

Sr. Member Networks Director

Vizient Inc.


Will Dardani, MBA

Sr. Member Networks Director

Vizient Inc.


Jacob Seal, MS

Networks Manager

Vizient Inc.


Tom Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality

Vizient Inc.



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 Statement(s):

This activity is designated for 1.00 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.00 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.

Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ) 

This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 1.00  CPHQ CE credits. 

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