Symposium on Healthcare Value Analysis & Infection Prevention

Welcome to the 2022 Symposium on Healthcare Value Analysis & Infection Prevention

Live May 24-26, 2022

On Demand Through Aug. 26, 2022

Learn & Network

Explore the issues where healthcare value analysis and infection prevention intersect

Discover how the healthcare supply chain impacts patient outcomes

Review current strategies for patient safety through the lens of value analysis

Featuring six CE sessions and live Q&As with presenters

The Sessions

Environmental Hygiene-Related Imperatives

This session will provide infection preventionists, healthcare value analysis professionals, and affiliated stakeholders with an overview of key issues related to environmental hygiene in healthcare institutions, including a review of the importance of value analysis mapping; the pathogens of importance in hospitals today and why they matter; a review of healthcare laundry and textiles imperatives for infection control; and tying it all together is the telling of one healthcare system's journey through evidence-based value analysis for healthcare environmental services.

Healthcare Value Analysis Concepts for the Infection Preventionist

This session will address the importance of infection prevention and value analysis collaboration in organizational decision-making. It will also describe how this collaboration contributed to the organizational response to a global healthcare crisis, as well as discuss the evolution of value analysis programs which maximize collaboration with infection prevention and the ways this evolution enables, supports and enhances the organization’s ability to continue to deliver safe care and quality outcomes.

Healthcare Textiles and Laundry-Related Imperatives

This session will explore the evidence relating to reusable healthcare textiles' role in healthcare-acquired infection prevention as well as describe the findings in the medical literature that reusable healthcare textiles contribute to the reduction of environmental impact, including on climate, water, and solid waste compared to disposables. It will also examine the life cycle of reusable healthcare textiles and the cost savings they can contribute to the institutional bottom line. Additionally, it will explain why patient-care healthcare textiles are laundered separately from textile products used by environmental services, and how modern laundry operations and processes help keep patients safe by providing a hygienically clean HCT product.

Value Analysis for Infection Control in the COVID-19 Era

This session will explain key considerations for product evaluation as well as describe the collaboration between infection prevention and environmental services in product selection. It will also address the importance of making a business case for the evaluation of safe and effective products to improve environmental safety as well as describe a new environmental services approach to value analysis.

Supply Chain-Related Imperatives That Impact Clinician Preference

This session will discuss the impact of infection prevention and control on value analysis in a post-pandemic healthcare environment as well as review the steps in the value analysis process necessary to ensure optimal patient outcomes and reduced risks for the healthcare system. Additionally, the collaboration needed between infection prevention and control and value analysis to improve the delivery of clinical care will be examined.

Product Evaluation and Purchasing: A Review for Clinicians

This session will describe the best approach for product selection based on evidence-based data as well as explore resources that can assist clinicians in effective product evaluation and purchasing. It will also help clinical stakeholders to identify the best study design to evaluate a product's clinical effectiveness.

The Presenters

Aaron Jett

Aaron Jett

The Pearce Foundation for Scientific Endeavor

John Scherberger

John Scherberger

Healthcare Risk Mitigation

Lisa Kilgore

Lisa Marie Kilgore

Director, epi and IP&C, Scripps Health

Michael Parker

Michael Parker

Director, EVS, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Susan Miller

Susan G. Miller

Senior director of enterprise value analysis, Jefferson Health

Beverly Nieves

Beverly Nieves

Corporate manager of IP&C, Orlando Health

Karen Niven

Karen Niven

President-elect, AHVAP

Lynne Sehulster

Lynne Sehulster

Principal, Environmental Infection Prevention, LLC

Paul Pearce

Paul J. Pearce

The Pearce Foundation for Scientific Endeavor

Hudson Garrett

Hudson Garrett, Jr.

Community Health Associates, LLC

Kelly Zabrieskie

Kelly Zabriskie

VP of IP&C, Jefferson Health

Michael Overcash

Michael R. Overcash

Environmental Genome Initiative

Rob Tussey

Robert Tussey

National training manager for EVS, CommonSpirit Health

The Agenda

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT

Session 1 (Infection Prevention Track)

Environmental Hygiene-Related Imperatives

Presenters: Rob Tussey, Aaron Jett, Paul Pearce, and John Scherberger

12-12:30 p.m. chat with session 1 presenters


12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT

Session 2 (Healthcare Value Analysis Track)

Healthcare Value Analysis Concepts for the Infection Preventionist

Presenters: Susan Miller and Kelly Zabriskie

1:30-2 p.m. chat with session 2 presenters


Wednesday, May 25, 2022


11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT

Session 3 (Infection Prevention Track)

Healthcare Textiles and Laundry-Related Imperatives

Presenters: Michael Overcash and Lynne Sehulster

12-12:30 p.m. EDT chat with session 3 presenters


12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT

Session 4 (Healthcare Value Analysis Track)

Supply Chain-Related Imperatives Impacting Clinician Preference

Presenters: Hudson Garrett and Karen Niven

1:30-2 p.m. EDT chat with session 4 presenters


Thursday, May 26, 2022


11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT

Session 5 (Infection Prevention Track)

Infection Prevention and Value Analysis Opportunities

Presenters: Beverly Nieves and Michael Parker

12-12:30 p.m. EDT chat with session 5 presenters


12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT

Session 6 (Healthcare Value Analysis Track)

Product Evaluation and Purchasing: A Review for Clinicians

Presenter: Lisa Marie Kilgore

1:30-2 p.m. EDT chat with session 6 presenter




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The Symposium by the Numbers

CE Sessions

CE Sessions

This symposium will offer 6 free contact hours of continuing education for nurses (Healthcare Hygiene magazine/Keystone Media Inc. is an approved provider #17500 of the California Board of Registered Nurses).


Expert Presenters

Learn from the best and brightest minds in healthcare value analysis, infection prevention, patient safety, environmental services, microbiology, and other disciplines.

Days to Explore the Event

All symposium sessions, Q&A transcripts and downloads will be available on demand for three months

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Bug Buster Box

The Bug Buster Box, developed by Healthcare Hygiene magazine and powered by Cintas Corporation, pairs a discovery box of infection prevention-driven products and other microbe-related goodies with contact hours of nursing continuing education via each affiliated virtual symposium. Each box is filled with samples that help you evaluate and purchase products for your facility’s infection prevention needs, as well as fun items that can help you educate around pathogens of concern and HAI prevention.

Healthcare Value Analysis Special Edition


Did you miss the Special Edition on Healthcare Value Analysis from Healthcare Hygiene magazine?

Check out expert perspectives and updates on the healthcare supply chain in this special edition, produced by Healthcare Hygiene magazine in collaboration with the Association of Healthcare Value Analysis Professionals (AHVAP)