Vizient Southern States First Quarter 2020 Nursing Executives Meeting

Baton Rouge, LA US
February 6, 2020

This activity will provide education on the technologies currently under development that will shape healthcare of the future.  It will allow for participants to engage in discussion about the impact of technology in their own organizations and exchange what has been successful as well as challenging along with strategies they implemented to address.  We will be hearing from an expert in the field of tracking and keeping up with current and future technologies in healthcare along with information on what to expect and the potential impact and how to prepare for the future.  There will be two of our member organizations sharing their journeys, one talking about the nursing model of the future using technology to implement a virtual nurse model, and the other sharing the impact of implementation of an accountable care unit to ensure safe and effective care.  All of these are instrumental and imperative to attract and recruit new graduate nurses as well as maintain seasoned nurses. With all of this in mind, it is important to understand that the development of new technologies has and will further inundate the healthcare market and while not being the perfect solution, will improve the current status but will bring with it continual changes and upgrades and need for education, skill development and competencies.

Target Audience


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify technology changes that are shaping and impacting healthcare.
  2. Describe how to implement a virtual nurse model of care.
  3. Discuss the importance and impact of creating an accountable care unit.
  4. Engage in discussion regarding technologies impacting healthcare and nursing models of the future.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 ANCC
  • 2.50 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/06/2020 - 9:15am CST
Event ends: 
02/06/2020 - 12:15pm CST
Vizient Southern States
8545 United Plaza Blvd
Suite 380
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
United States

None of the planning committee member or presenters have anything to disclose.

Planning committee members

Sharon Ellis, MEd, BSN, RN
Sr. Director, Clinical Improvement
Vizient Southern States

Kerry Milton, RN
Senior Vice President and
Chief Nursing Officer
St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Susan Russell, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC
Chief Nursing Officer
Singing River Health System

Course reviewer(s)

Sharon Ellis, MEd, BSN, RN
Vizient approved nurse planner
Sr. Director, Clinical Improvement
Vizient Southern States


Chris Pagano, MBA, BS
Consulting Director, Virtual Health
Nattie Leger, MSN, RN
AVP, Supply Chain Nursing
Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Kathy Felps, DNS, RN
Director of Nursing
St. Tammany Parish Hospital

Sharon Ellis, MEd, BSN, RN
Sr. Director, Clinical Improvement
Vizient Southern States

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 2.50 hours.

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

  • 2.50 ANCC
  • 2.50 General CE - Attendance
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