Research and Insights News

Issue 2, November 2016

In Case You Missed It

Issue 1, August 2016

  • 08/09/16

    Do you know what the most expensive item is in your hospital? If you guessed PET/CT scanner, MRI or surgical robot, those are all good answers, but they are also all incorrect.

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  • 08/09/16

    Health care’s shift to value continues to accelerate, and health systems are facing head-on a changing payment and regulatory landscape that emphasizes efficiency, appropriate use and transparency.

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  • 08/09/16

    There are at least two risks associated with developing strategies in a turbulent health care marketplace. The first is potential snow blindness – becoming disoriented by the appearance of so much apparent turmoil and losing focus on the horizon. 

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  • 08/09/16

    On July 22, as he signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act into law, President Obama noted, “Every day, 78 Americans die from opioid overdoses.” This new law is Congress’ first effort to combat the growing problem that is impacting millions of American families.

    While the law lacks significant funding, and some advocates argue it doesn’t go far enough to address the issue, it is a first step toward tackling the challenges associated with misuse, abuse and

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  • 08/09/16

    Registration is now open for the 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit, September 27-30 in Dallas. The event will focus on clinical, quality, safety and performance improvement and has been designed to bring forward the best elements of three legacy events traditionally held in the fall: University HealthSystem Consortium’s Annual Conference, MedAssets’ Business and Technology Forum, and Novation’s Innovative Technology Expo and Council Week.

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  • 08/09/16

    In recent weeks, Vizient leaders have shared their high-level views of integration progress as the combined organization continues to refine its offerings and services. In the integration email sent on August 8, Jody Hatcher introduced a video series that enables you to hear directly from Vizient leaders about the integration progress and the ways we are building value for you. Click on the links below to view the videos.

    Bharat Sundaram
    Byron Jobe
    Rand Ballard
    Jody Hatcher

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