2022 Quality Leadership Series - Reducing Variation – The Key to Improved Outcomes – On Demand

This program will deliver insights through presentations from Vizient member organizations—depicting their organizational models for reducing clinical variation—along with analysis and commentary from a Vizient subject matter expert and audience Q&A.

Target Audience


Registered Nurses

Quality Leaders

Learning Objectives

1.    Discuss the critical components required for controlling variation and improving outcomes.
2.    Describe the principles of high reliability.
3.    Summarize approaches for employing data and analytics, cultivating provider engagement and leveraging high reliability to support standardization.

Additional Information

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 CE - Attendance
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On-Demand activity
United States

Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
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. 

Ineligible companies – those companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 

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.

FDA Off-Label Use
Faculty presenters are also expected to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States. 


Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
The following planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Planning committee members

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.


Michael Leonard, MD
Safe & Reliable Healthcare, LLC

Robert A. Phillips, MD, PHD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive & Specialty Physician Group CEO 
Houston Methodist

Diana Breyer, MD
Chief Medical Officer, PVH and MCR 


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.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.20 contact hours.


Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring materials 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 CE - Attendance
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