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SCAHRM July Webinar

July 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SCAHRM July Webinar

Unlocking Patient Safety: Leveraging POS Data for Improved Compliance

The Vizient PSO: Helping providers accelerate improvement and maximize results

with guest speaker

Kathryn Merkeley, MHSA, RN, PMP, CPPS

Program Director, Vizient Patient Safety Organization


Learn about how the Vizient PSO supports data collection and analysis and promotes collaboration to accelerate improvement and maximize results for members.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the role of a PSO under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act
  2. Discuss the benefits of working with a PSO for providers
  3. Describe how the Vizient PSO can help your organization accelerate improvement and maximize results

About the Speaker

Kathryn Merkeley is a Program Director for the Vizient Patient Safety Organization, assisting member organizations as a subject matter expert and resource for safety and performance improvement. Prior to joining Vizient, Kathryn served as the Director of Patient Safety at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC where she oversaw strategic safety and systems improvement initiatives for clinical and non-clinical service lines. Kathryn’s clinical background is in emergency department and trauma nursing where she worked in a variety of frontline and operational leadership roles in rural, community, and urban hospitals. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Widener University in Chester, PA, and Masters in Health Systems Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.


July 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm