IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), January 12, 2021 - Vizient, Inc. has received a four-year accreditation status from Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE), the gold standard process for continuing education activities for medical professionals. The accreditation marks achievement in compliance with all core criteria and is valid through July 2024.
Obtaining IPCE accreditation status assures health professionals and the public that continuing education (CE) offerings meet the standards of Joint Accreditation’s sponsoring organizations. Vizient is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2020, Vizient provided 596 continuing education courses, and members received 23,031 hours of accredited continuing education.
“Vizient is pleased to be part of a group of organizations in the United States and throughout the world, including major medical schools, national medical associations, hospitals, and other medical education organizations that have been awarded this accreditation status,” said Cindy White, vice president, methodology and programming for Vizient. “Our program improves members’ clinical and supply chain performance and patient outcomes through the development and implementation of high quality and effective educational activities.”
Vizient provides CE to its member hospitals and academic medical centers throughout the United States, including nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other professionals in the health care team (health care executives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, quality improvement professionals, supply chain management professionals). Vizient’s CE program builds bridges with stakeholders across the health care team to improve clinical and economic performance – education planned for the health care team by the heath care team.
About Vizient, Inc.
Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.