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UCHealth Renews its Membership Agreement with Vizient

12/05/17

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IRVING, Texas
"We are pleased UCHealth has chosen to continue its relationship with Vizient and access our programs specifically designed to meet the needs of academic medical centers. We look forward to working with their team as they evolve their organization to achieve clinical-supply integration, improved contract compliance and revenue growth"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces that UCHealth has renewed its membership agreement. The agreement continues the Colorado-based health system’s access to the Vizient group purchasing contract portfolio and will optimize the delivery of sourcing, analytic, advisory and collaboration services.

The agreement gives UCHealth access to Vizient’s newest analytic tools including Savings Actualyzer and OR Explorer and resources to assist with custom sourcing and purchased services. They will also continue to access the Vizient Clinical Data Base/Resource ManagerTM, Operational Data Base, the academic medical center network and performance improvement collaboratives specific to the needs of academic medical centers.

“We are pleased UCHealth has chosen to continue its relationship with Vizient and access our programs specifically designed to meet the needs of academic medical centers. We look forward to working with their team as they evolve their organization to achieve clinical-supply integration, improved contract compliance and revenue growth,” said Rand Ballard, chief customer officer for Vizient.

“Vizient and their new analytic tools will allow UCHealth to continue innovating within our supply chain, achieving our goal of becoming clinically integrated and to establish strategic relationships in the market that improve the overall care delivery process,” said Clay Johnson, senior director of supply chain for UCHealth.

Vizient also helps UCHealth advance its quality and safety outcomes, which now rank among the nation’s best.

“UCHealth is constantly focused on providing the safest, highest-quality care to each patient, every time,” said Dr. Jeffery Glasheen, UCHealth’s chief quality officer. “Vizient provides quality analytics and actionable comparisons to hundreds of other hospitals across the nation. With this information, we have been able to reduce complications, readmissions and mortality rates, creating the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

UCHealth is a nationally recognized, nonprofit network of nine acute care hospitals and more than 100 clinics throughout Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska, employing more than 20,000 people. With University of Colorado Hospital as its academic anchor, UCHealth is uniquely able to provide advanced treatments and innovative clinical trials, ensuring excellent care and outcomes for more than 1.3 million unique patients each year. U.S. News & World Report has named University of Colorado Hospital to its Best Hospitals Honor Roll, a list of the top 20 facilities among almost 5,000 hospitals across the nation. The American Nurses Credentialing Center has awarded Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and University of Colorado Hospital with multiple Magnet designations, representing the highest quality nursing.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

Contact:

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

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