Training (RE)- Vizient Mid-Atlantic Joint Network Meeting of The Chief Financial Officer and Senior Operating Officers

Philadelphia, PA US
April 15, 2019

The Vizient Mid-Atlantic region’s CFOs and SOOs (includes COOs and CEOs of smaller hospitals within a system) are from hospitals and health systems from across PA, NY, and NJ who convene periodically to address pressing issues and challenges, learn from subject matter experts, and each other to share successes.  This event will address specific educational need around keeping pace with the changes that need to be made in todays, and the immediate future, health care environment from electronic communications between patients and providers through connected care, knowing the driving force behind the affordability crisis facing the middle class and providers, how the 304(b) Drug Discount program is changing and what to consider accordingly, recent and potential federal legislation that will affect how providers need to operate, and ways to find the right physician incentive compensation model given their organizations’ specific market, payers, specialties, etc.

Target Audience


Healthcare Executives

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe how hospitals and health systems are addressing electronic communications between patients and providers, including telehealth, remote monitoring, and secure communications through the use of things like patient portals including new developments in both policy and reimbursement that support this model of care
  2. List examples of what providers are implementing in various markets to best address physician incentives and compensation given their individual situations
  3. Identify key considerations you should factor in before developing an incentive models for success
  4. Recall how healthcare prices (not utilization) are the driving forces behind the affordability crisis facing the middle class in the years ahead
  5. Summarize recent legislation enacted
  6. Explain potential legislation under consideration and the effects they may cause to how hospitals and health stems provide care
  7. Outline what providers need to know regarding the 340(b) Drug Discount Program’s legislative scrutiny and compliance requirements
  8. Discuss the impact of readmissions on patients, physicians, and hospitals including financial implications
  9. Identify the top critical challenges facing hospital and health system financial and operating officers through member-to-member interaction including more efficient and effective approaches to drive improvement in operations, quality, safety, and financial areas
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 General CE - Attendance
  • 7.50 NASBA
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/15/2019 - 12:45pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/15/2019 - 1:45pm CDT
The Study Hotel University City
20 S 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
+1 (215) 387-1400

Relevant financial relationships: none of the planning committee and/or speakers have anything to disclose.

Planning committee:

Harry M Carr, BSBA, CPA
VP Networks
Vizient Mid-Atlantic

Brad Kaisersatt, BS
Director Networks
Vizient Upper-Midwest

Course Reviewer:

Harry M Carr, BSBA, CPA
Course Reviewer
VP Networks
Vizient Mid-Atlantic


Kathy Hsu Wibberly, PhD
Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center
University of Virginia

Robert Dean, DO, MBA
SVP Performance Management
Vizient, Inc.

Bob Browne, MMP
VP Clinical Enterprise Insights
Vizient Research Institute 

Chelsea Arnone, BA and Executive Certificate
Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations
Vizient, Inc.

Harry Norsworthy, RPh
Associate Principal
Vizient, Inc.

James Pizzo, MBA
Managing Director
Kaufman Hall & Associates

Harry Carr, BSBA, CPA
VP Networks
Vizient Mid-Atlantic


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  • This program is a group-live offering
  • Level of learning for this program: Overview – Develops a broad perspective in a subject matter
  • This program will grant 7.50 hours of CPE credit
  • Field of Study – Business Management and Organization

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

  • 6.50 General CE - Attendance
  • 7.50 NASBA
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