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Vizient Expands Membership Agreement with NorthShore University HealthSystem

11/07/17

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"Vizient’s CDB analytics solution is unique in the industry, and we are excited that NorthShore has chosen it to help guide their performance improvement efforts to achieve even better patient outcomes"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient Inc. today announced that NorthShore University HealthSystem, in Evanston, Ill., has expanded its membership agreement to include Vizient’s Clinical Data Base/Resource ManagerTM (CDB) analytics tools to guide performance improvement initiatives. By expanding its agreement with Vizient to include this analytics solution, NorthShore is augmenting its commitment to lowering health care costs while simultaneously improving patient outcomes.

“Vizient’s CDB analytics solution is unique in the industry, and we are excited that NorthShore has chosen it to help guide their performance improvement efforts to achieve even better patient outcomes,” said Rand Ballard, chief customer officer for Vizient.

NorthShore is a four-hospital system based in Chicago’s northern suburbs that also includes a 900-physician multispecialty group practice, the NorthShore Medical Group, located in over 100 locations in the Chicagoland area. NorthShore hospitals include Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie.

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.

About NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Ill., includes four hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park and Skokie. NorthShore also includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, located in over 100 locations in the Chicagoland area. NorthShore is a Magnet recognized organization, the first in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor as an entire system that demonstrates excellence in nursing and high standards in patient care. The system also supports the NorthShore Research Institute; the NorthShore Foundation; and the NorthShore Home & Hospice Services. In addition to launching Be Well Lake County, a community health initiative committed to providing greater access to comprehensive care, NorthShore contributes more than $210 million in charitable care and services to the communities it serves.

Contact:

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

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