For health care systems across the country, the need to make lasting clinical and operational improvements is greater than ever. And for hundreds of Vizient members, the Vizient Performance Improvement Collaborative Program has provided them with the opportunity to work with peers and Vizient and industry experts to improve in a specific area of care. Collaborative and study findings are captured and presented in post-project knowledge transfer webcasts to all performance improvement collaborative participants.

Now for the first time, Vizient is making three knowledge transfer webcasts available to all members, even those not part of the PI Collaboratives Program.

Sepsis Early Recognition Collaborative – Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11:30 a.m. CT

Despite the national focus on identification and treatment, sepsis kills nearly 270,000 patients in this country every year.  Almost 2 million will develop sepsis and one in three patients who die in a hospital annually, succumb to sepsis. Sepsis must be caught quickly and treated appropriately, to save lives. In this program, the University of Missouri Health Care shares how they improved their observed- to-expected mortality ratios and Sep-1 bundle compliance during the past two years. Webcast participants will also hear how others in the Vizient Early Sepsis Recognition collaborative utilized technology to stop the progression of this deadly condition.

Cybersecurity for Medical Devices Benchmarking Study – Wednesday, Oct. 2, 11:30 a.m. CT

Cybersecurity is a top priority for health care organizations as there is an increasing interconnection of information systems and medical technology which increases vulnerability for hospitals. In addition, there is a growing number of cybercriminals and their sophistication is advancing, which is why health care cybersecurity needs to expand beyond the confidentiality of patient data. The results of this benchmarking study will shed light on the current state of cybersecurity in hospitals and identify leading practices for advancing to the next level of protection.

Maternal Mortality Collaborative – Wednesday, Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m. CT

Maternal death rates in the U.S. are on the rise, with more than 700 women dying during childbirth and more than 50,000 women facing near-fatal complications every year. Estimates indicate that half of pregnancy- and childbirth-related deaths are preventable. This two-part collaborative is focused on leading practices to address common complications. Webcast attendees will hear how the collaborative participants developed and implemented new standard protocols for early recognition of obstetric patients who may be experiencing hemorrhage or preeclampsia/eclampsia.

If you’re interested in networking with like-minded members and collaborating with subject matter experts to work on common issues vital to the health of your organization, contact us today.

To learn more about the open knowledge transfer webcasts and to register, click here.

Published: July 25, 2019