all press releases

  • 06/15/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient applauds the recent decision by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to delay its update to the Overall Hospital Star Ratings that was planned for July. This decision by CMS is supported by data that Vizient provided to the Agency related to methodology issues that negatively affect hospital ratings. Vizient’s feedback to CMS focused on specific technical details identified in the July 2018 preview reports. Themore...
  • 06/13/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced its support for the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act. This newly proposed legislation would take a number of important steps to protect and preserve the integrity of the 340B Drug Pricing Program, which is essential for safety-net hospitals that provide critical health care services to vulnerable patients and underserved communities. The SERV Act wouldmore...
  • 06/11/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available here. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the October 1 issue. “Whether on the frontline or in the top office, healthcare employees witness moments that can either inspire ormore...
  • 06/08/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is adding its support to a recent request by Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai for an increase in funding for the Rural Health Care Program. If approved, the order would take immediate action to address the program’s significant funding shortfall and enable rural health care providers to continue offering telemedicine services. The program’s current annual funding cap is $400 million. The cap wasmore...
  • 06/05/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient today applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its announcement yesterday that it approved the first biosimilar to Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) and the overall progress in authorizing more competing versions of commonly used, high cost biologics. Vizient has long been a vocal proponent of biosimilar approval, adoption and use and has continued to provide education to encourage understanding of this developingmore...
  • 06/01/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a letter submitted to the Food and Drug Administration on its proposed Medical Device Safety Action Plan, Vizient expressed support for the Agency’s proactive approach to cybersecurity that will enhance existing programs and processes, enable timely resolution of known safety issues, and encourage innovative technologies that are safer and more effective. Vizient has relationships with thousands of suppliers, hospitals, andmore...
  • 05/29/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it earned the prestigious Ethics Inside® Certification from the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center for research, best practices and thought leadership in corporate ethics and compliance and designator of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Ethics Inside certification goes through 2019. Ethisphere's licensed credentialing partners look at more than 100 separate criteria during the Ethicsmore...
  • 05/24/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., continued to demonstrate growth and high member retention by announcing that it had closed 26 new, renewed or expanded agreements with health care organizations in the last quarter of 2017. “Hospitals continue to choose Vizient for access to our extensive contract portfolio, sourcing programs, analytics and team of expert advisors to help them meet their clinical and cost reduction goals. We are excited to workmore...
  • 05/17/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has again been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Management Consulting Firms” for 2018. Vizient made the Forbes list in the Innovation, Growth and New Business Models category. The list also included Vizient’s subsidiary Sg2 in the Data Analytics & Big Data and Operations category. “We are excited to again be included in the Forbes list of best management consulting firms,” said Dan Piro, executivemore...
  • 05/16/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it is hosting a congressional briefing today titled, “340B: A Vital Part of America’s Safety Net.” The briefing is designed as a panel discussion on the current health care climate, including how the 340B drug discount program enables safety net providers throughout the country to offer critical services to their patients and communities. The briefing will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at the Rayburn House Officemore...