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  • 09/30/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. annually recognizes academic medical center members who demonstrate excellence in efficiently delivering high-quality outpatient care with Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Awards. The winners for 2016 were announced yesterday at the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Dallas. The annual member event drew more than 2,200 attendees which included representatives from 350 member hospitals and health systemsmore...
  • 09/30/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced 27 winners of the 2016 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award. The award is given annually to academic medical center and community hospital members that have demonstrated superior performance as measured by Vizient’s Quality and Accountability Study. The award was posthumously renamed in 2015 to honor Bernard “Bernie” Birnbaum, MD, a noted health care leader and former member of themore...
  • 09/28/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the formation of Ediom, LLC, a cognitive computing and data science company solely focused on the needs of health care. Vizient formed this new company with Anita Pramoda, founder of Owned Outcomes, Inc. and former Chief Financial Officer at Epic Systems. Ediom will utilize its proprietary cognitive computing platform to provide software and analytic solutions for Big Health Data challenges across themore...
  • 09/20/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is proud to announce the finalists for our fourth annual Innovation Challenge, an event designed to illuminate some of the best new ideas in health care today. The five companies were chosen from a pool of almost sixty submissions spanning 17 states and four countries. Areas of focus include medical devices, genomics, wearables, artificial intelligence and health care IT. The Innovation Challenge will be held at 8 a.m.,more...
  • 09/12/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it will host its 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit on September 28-30 in Dallas. This is a new, clinically-focused annual event that builds off of the long history of the education-based member conferences of its legacy organizations which include VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation and MedAssets SCM/Sg2. The 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit offers exclusivemore...
  • 08/22/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today that Aaron Gerber, M.D. has been appointed president of Sg2, a Vizient company. In this new role, Dr. Gerber will guide Sg2 to further expand their suite of analytics-based health care intelligence, helping hospitals and health systems integrate, prioritize and drive growth and performance across the continuum of care. “I am very pleased that Aaron will be leading Sg2 as its president,” said Bharatmore...
  • 08/16/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today recognized 216 hospitals and health systems that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of the company’s IMPACT Standardization Programs. Over the course of 2015, the program delivered over $135 million in total savings to participants. “In today’s healthcare environment hospitals nationwide are doing everything possible to contain operating costs and reduce supply expenses. This program is amore...
  • 08/11/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. continues its work to assist minority business owners by again collaborating with the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College (Tuck) and Novant Health to offer Building a High-Performing Minority Business . This executive training program is specifically designed for owners of minority owned businesses in the health care industry. The program will be held November 13–more...
  • 08/10/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced it has received a 2016 Silver Aster Award in Medical Marketing for its company website vizientinc.com. The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program recognized outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for the calendar year 2015. Themore...
  • 08/01/16
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it recently received awards from Minority Business News USA and Women’s Enterprise USA, recognizing its commitment to progressive supplier diversity practices. Vizient’s Pete Allen, executive vice president, sourcing operations and Mark Cartwright, senior director, supplier diversity, were named to Minority Business News USA’s 2016 Champions of Supplier Diversity list. Minority Business News USAmore...