all press releases

  • 04/23/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In June 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force issued a report to Congress stating “Health care cybersecurity is in critical condition.” In an effort to harmonize the work being done in hospitals and by device manufacturers to address medical device vulnerabilities, Vizient has formed the Medical Device Cybersecurity Task Force. The mission of the task force is to provide leadershipmore...
  • 04/19/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suppliers interested in participating in the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange are encouraged to submit their application now for the event on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The event’s format will offer up to 100 selected suppliers a unique opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions to clinicians from member hospitals nationwide. The deadline to apply is July 13, 2018. The 2018 Innovativemore...
  • 04/10/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. applauds the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for working with health care industry stakeholders to take steps to alleviate certain drug shortages facing the nation’s acute care providers. While combating opioid abuse and addiction remains a top national priority, it’s important to note that hospitals and other healthcare providers are currently experiencing critical shortages of a number of injectablemore...
  • 04/09/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To help member hospitals and affiliated physicians simplify the performance reporting requirements for quality data, Vizient, Inc. announces an agreement with Medisolv, Inc. for its quality reporting and management software solutions. The agreement includes software solutions that enable the capture and submission of electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) by hospitals and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data from eligiblemore...
  • 04/04/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., today announced the product categories and supplier savings opportunities available as part of its Quarter 2 National Group Buys Program available April 1 through June 30, 2018. The National Group Buys program is one of several strategic programs from Vizient designed to deliver additional cost savings to its member hospitals. Philips Healthcare, the featured supplier for Quarter 2, is offering savingsmore...
  • 04/02/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. (“Vizient”) announces that Byron Jobe, its previous president, chief administrative and financial officer, is the new president and CEO of the Company. This announcement is the result of a multi-year succession plan that has been thoughtfully developed and executed by Vizient’s Board. Jobe has a long history of leadership roles in the health care industry, including in the areas of strategy, operations andmore...
  • 03/27/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today that it has endorsed recently-introduced legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years. In letters to the bipartisan cosponsors of the legislation in the House and Senate, Vizient offered its strong support for passage of legislation to extend this important program that supports pediatric medical education. Reauthorizing thismore...
  • 03/26/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces that Ricki Wilson, senior director, analytics services was elected as a group purchasing organization representative on the executive leadership committee of the GS1 Healthcare US Initiative. The initiative focuses on the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards related to the use of standardized data and identifiers to improve patient safety, security and supply chain efficiency. The GS1more...
  • 02/26/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient Inc. today announced that Baylor Scott & White Health has renewed its group purchasing agreement and expanded the data and analytics solutions and services it will leverage from the company as it continues to improve the clinical, operational and financial performance of its health system. “We are excited to continue to work with Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest non-for-profit health system in Texas. Bymore...
  • 02/14/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today expressed concern with the budget request submitted by President Trump for fiscal year 2019. The budget request proposes hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid programs over 10 years. Vizient believes that the effects of the proposed reductions in funding would jeopardize the financial viability of the health care members it serves and negatively impact access to care formore...