Spend Management Operation Learning Series 2023: Strategic Sourcing - Fundamentals

September 6, 2023

Participants will be able to bridge the gap by providing a better understanding of the differences between sourcing, strategic sourcing and contracting. Attendees will have exposure to a proven model supporting the transition from a traditional sourcing and contracting model to an integrated spend management/category driven leading practice. This evolution will positively impact hospital performance and quality patient care by encouraging strategic relationships and clinically driven.

In this 90-minute sessions, we will provide: 
•    Exposure to different types of scenarios through story telling will demonstrate the importance in self-engagement and ownership related to supply chain roles and responsibilities. 
•    Peer collaboration to explore your connection to purpose related to patient care impact. 
•    How healthcare supply chain is defined. 
•    The understanding of unique pressures effecting healthcare supply chain. 
•    Overview of the key components throughout the supply chain continuum. 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for nurses, supply chain staff, and clinical staff involved in clinical integration supply chain processes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss strategic sourcing fundamentals. 
  • Outline various types of agreement.
  • Explain the contract lifecycle and key language.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.50 General CE - Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/06/2023 - 12:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
09/06/2023 - 2:00pm CDT


Deanna Elder     
Senior Consultant, Spend Management Services
Vizient, Inc.

Amy Pasko 
Senior Director, Consulting Spend Management Services 
Vizient, Inc. 

Planning committee

Marly Christensen, PhD, MS, RN, NP, CPHQ 
Associate Vice President
Vizient, Inc. 

Shireen Elnaggar, MBA
Director, Member Education and Learning
Vizient, Inc. 

Sindi Kelly
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations 
Vizient, Inc.

Lisa Taylor 
Networks Manager 
Vizient, Inc. 

Ronda White, MBA
Sr. Director, Consulting 
Vizient, Inc. 

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.

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.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

Relevant Financial Relationships 

Vizient, Inc., Jointly Accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education, defines companies to be ineligible as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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.

Sindi Kelly, planner for this educational activity, has individual stock from Axsome Therapeutics, Cardinal Health, and Stryker Pharmaceuticals.

All relevant financial relationships listed for these individual(s) have been mitigated.

All others in a position to control content for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Statement of content validity 

Vizient, Inc. educational activities are intended to assist healthcare teams advance their professional responsibilities in accordance with the definition of continuing education. It is the policy of Vizient, Inc. to review and ensure that all content and recommendations for patient care within accredited CE is evidenced-based, based on current science and clinical reasoning while ensuring the content is fair and balanced. All recommendations must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Vizient, Inc. does not permit accredited continuing education if it advocates for unscientific approaches to diagnosis or therapy, or if the education promotes recommendations, treatment, or manners of practicing healthcare that are determined to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients.

FDA off-label/unapproved usage

Faculty/Presenters are required to identify any new and evolving topics for which there is a lower/absence of evidence base. This is to ensure that our content does not advocate for, or promote, practices that are not, or not yet adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning. Faculty/Presenters are required to disclose any discussion of (1) off-label/unapproved or investigational uses of FDA approved commercial products or devices and/or (2) products or devices not yet approved in the United States.

Disclaimer: The education provided through this activity is for continuing education purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty/presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of 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 Statements:


This activity is designated for 1.5 contact hours.

Vizient, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP12580, for 1.5 contact hours.


Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation.   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

  • 1.50 ANCC
  • 1.50 CBRN
  • 1.50 General CE - Attendance
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