Vizient press releases

  • 08/17/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Urban heat islands can affect communities and businesses by increasing energy costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, impacting water quality and elevating the risks of heat-related illness and mortality. To help Dallas community leaders better understand the impact locally, Vizient, Inc. and KPMG LLP sponsored an event taking place today where Texas Trees Foundation will present the results of their 2017 Dallas Urban Heatmore...
  • 08/11/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. applauds the Administration for declaring the opioid crisis in America a national epidemic, drawing heightened attention to the devastating impact of this crisis and paving the way for increased aid to be delivered to the hardest hit communities. Vizient has several active initiatives with its health care members to examine the impact of opioid abuse and ways to combat the problem within a hospital setting. Throughmore...
  • 08/08/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today recognized 242 hospitals and health systems that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of the company’s Impact Standardization Program. Over the course of 2016, the program delivered over $155 million in total savings to participants. “Our Impact Standardization Program has become a valuable tool to help our member organizations reduce supply costs while not compromising clinicians’ abilitymore...
  • 08/07/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient Inc. today announced that Parkland Health & Hospital System, in Dallas, Texas, has renewed its group purchasing agreement and expanded the scope of solutions and services it will leverage from the company as it continues to improve the clinical, operational and financial performance of the Parkland system. “We are excited to work with Parkland as they continue to enhance cost reduction and improvement strategiesmore...
  • 08/03/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. applauds the Senate for passing the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 and appreciates the bipartisan work of Congress in reauthorizing legislation that will help ensure our nation’s drug supply is safe and effective while continuing to encourage innovation. Numerous market dynamics continue to contribute to the challenge of managing hospitals’ and health systems’ pharmacy expenses. One frequently cited cause of pricemore...
  • 07/25/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has released its July 2017 Drug Price Forecast. An executive summary of the Drug Price Forecast can be accessed here. The report provides pharmacy leaders and health system executives with the latest information and insight on factors driving pricing and practice changes in the pharmaceutical industry. The forecast also serves as a key tool for Vizient members in the development of annual budget projections for their healthmore...
  • 07/24/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is hosting a congressional briefing titled, “Rx for Success,” which is aimed at discussing ways hospital providers nationwide are managing pharmaceutical use, mitigating rising prescription drug costs, helping avoid drug shortages and preparing for biosimilar adoption. The briefing is scheduled for today, July 24, at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. The goal of today’s briefing is to educatemore...
  • 07/19/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it is accepting applications from health care startup companies interested in competing in its fifth annual Innovation Challenge, which takes place Sept. 13 as part of the 2017 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Denver. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 28. The Innovation Challenge is an interactive competition that offers a unique opportunity for health care startup companiesmore...
  • 07/18/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is disappointed with elements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annual outpatient prospective payment system proposed rule (OPPS). Among other policies, CMS has taken aim at vital safety net programs and proposed further slashing payment rates at some hospital outpatient departments. Safety net hospitals, academic medical centers and other providers serving vulnerable patients are vitallymore...
  • 07/18/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Several experts from Vizient, Inc. are scheduled to present on a range of supply chain topics at the AHRMM17 Conference and Exhibition, July 23-26, in Washington, D.C. The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) is the premier membership group for supply chain professionals. Their annual conference offers education and networking opportunities for providers, academics, affiliates and vendors working in all facetsmore...