Clinical Supply Integration Learning Series: Driving value with your supplier partners

August 11, 2022

During this learning series, attendees will learn effective strategies to transform their relationships with suppliers to a more sustainable partnership in alignment with organizational objectives. Working together, hospitals’ interprofessional teams and suppliers will be able to create sustainable partnerships which will support data transparency and insights allowing suppliers an opportunity to tailor their strategies to support the priorities of the providers.

Target Audience


Registered Nurses

Supply Chain Professionals

Learning Objectives

1.    Describe strategic methods required to establish a strong supplier partnership.
2.    Discuss methods to increase the supplier’s awareness and understanding of hospital strategic goals and priorities.
3.    Explain strategies to sustain the hospital-supplier relationship and transform episodic engagement partnerships.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.20 CBRN
  • 1.00 General CE – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/11/2022 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
08/11/2022 - 1:00pm CDT
Live 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 planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.


Marly Christenson, PhD, MS, RN, NP, CPHQ
Senior Director

Shireen Elnaggar, MBA
Member Education and Learning Director

Susan Hogan, RN
Consulting Director

Lisa McClain, RN    
Networks Manager

Blane Schilling, MD
Senior Principal


Deborah Roy, BSN, CMRP, CCM

Tami Mauer, BS
VP, Contract and Program Services

Kate Lizzi, MBA, PMP
Senior Consulting Director

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 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 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 General CE – Attendance
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