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Be Heard in the Value Analysis Process

Thursday, October 6, 2016   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Becky Carroll
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This is the second webinar in this year's Partners in Prevention educational series.
Can You Hear Me Now? Having Your Voice Heard in the Value Analysis Process
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET.

Presented by Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, CWON

WOC nurses have witnessed first-hand the impact of change in healthcare. As the U.S. moves forward with a value-based purchasing model, the ripple effect of cost containment and cost avoidance has hit our supply closets. It is no longer business as usual when it comes to wound, ostomy and continence product choices. It is incumbent upon us to understand how to collaborate on the purchasing side of our organizations, learn new strategies and position ourselves for success. This webinar will give some ideas on how to appropriately represent WOC supply needs at the value analysis table and speak with a voice that can be heard.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the value analysis process.
  2. Identify at least 2 behaviors that influence success in negotiating/collaborating with value analysis.
  3. Discuss the attributes of emotional intelligence and how it relates to the role of the WOC nurse.
About the Speaker:
Sue Creehan, MSN, RN, CWON
Sue is a certified wound and ostomy nurse with more than 30 years nursing experience. She started at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 1998 as the nursing director for the out-patient wound care clinic in the department of plastic surgery. She was also certified as a clinical research nurse and functioned as the research coordinator for multiple wound healing clinical trials.

In 2002, Sue became the Program Manager for the VCU Health's in-patient wound care team. VCU Health is a 900-bed level 1 trauma, urban academic medical center. The team serves as expert nurse consultants and educators for VCU's 41 in-patient units and multiple out-patient clinics. Sue serves as VCU Medical Center's champion for their pressure injury prevention initiative, chairs the Champions for Skin Integrity (CSI) and the multidisciplinary hospital acquired pressure ulcer strategy group.

Sue's passion is to be instrumental in decreasing to an irreducible minimum, harm to persons caused by pressure injuries.
Sage Products
WOCN Society
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Sage Products. The WOCN Society does not endorse specific products and services.


Becky Carroll says...
Posted Monday, November 21, 2016
Hi Liz, The archive from this webinar is available on CEC, at Thanks, Becky Carroll, WOCN Website & Publications Editor
Liz Lemiska says...
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016
is this webinar archived somewhere on the WOCN website?

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