Azra is responsible for vaccines, brand & specialty pharmaceuticals, Rx technology as well as all pharmaceutical services programs. Bringing over 15 years of health care experience in retail, hospital, academic and specialty settings, Azra is recognized in the industry for her expertise and speaks at industry conferences on maximizing value and supply chain management for acute and non-acute settings.
Eric is the executive principal leading operations and workforce at Vizient. His responsibilities focus on leading consulting and analytics team across the country focusing on efficiency, effectiveness and profitability of care delivery and workforce across the healthcare continuum.
Media: The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
Vizient Newsroom: Prepare Now for the Next Respiratory Season – 2023
Julie leads performance management programs and national networks for Vizient. In this role, she oversees quality, safety and clinical leadership programs, technical sales and solution delivery, and data science and member insights.
Vizient Newsroom: Vizient Performance Improvement Program Helps Generate $192+ Million in Value for Members and Communities – 2022, Understanding the Five Drivers of Quality and Performance for Every Health System – 2022
Shaleta guides the strategy and vision of Vizient’s industry-leading Supplier Diversity Program, enabling members to champion inclusion in their supply chains and accelerate economic growth in local communities. She works with executive leaders and suppliers to lead development of new offerings and implementation of strategic initiatives that empower quality and cost-competitive minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-person- and veteran-owned businesses while delivering significant member value and satisfaction.
In her role at Vizient, Ellen has oversight of the Vizient Patient Safety Organization (PSO), leading patient safety activities provided by the PSO to help members improve patient safety, health care quality and outcomes. She works with members on topics such as “Just Culture,” “High Reliability,” “Human Factors” and “Culture of Safety.”
Media: Relias Media – 2022
Vizient Newsroom: Patient Safety: Let’s Make It Hard to Make a Mistake - 2021
Beth oversees analytical modeling, metric development, and the hospital ranking/scoring methodology and framework for Vizient members. Additionally, Beth supports member scenario and impact analysis regarding changes to the national landscape, including CMS Pay for Performance Program methods and publicly reported measures and methodology.
Media: HealthData Management
Bryan leads strategic supplier engagement and category-based service models across Vizient, Provista, Sg2 and aptitude to create sustainable performance improvement through analytics, insights and expertise. Bryan has direct leadership responsibility for Vizient’s Supplier Performance team and the Medical Device & Clinical Preference business.
In her role at Vizient, Nicole is responsible for the Vizient Chief Nurse, Quality and Medical Executives National Networks. A nurse for 25 years, with an emphasis on nursing leadership, Nicole joined Vizient in 2018 as a senior networks director with National Networks. In this role, she led the development of new networks, which hold strategic priority for Vizient including System Chief Nurse Executives and other network needs as they arise. Additionally, she develops the Vizient Nursing Leadership Series, Care to Lead podcast and other clinical education as needed.
Brian provides direction and support for advisory work related to ambulatory pharmacy. He helps health care organizations identify opportunities for implementing or expanding outpatient retail ambulatory, central fill and/or home delivery and specialty pharmacy operations. With over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, Brian's expertise spans multiple retail and ambulatory pharmacy market segments.
Cristina Indiveri, M.S., is associate vice president of core tenet programs at Vizient. In this role, she guides the strategy of Vizient's Environmental Sustainability Program while accelerating Vizient's leadership in sustainability practices across healthcare. She is responsible for collaborating across a wide set of functions to employ solutions and insights to reduce negative human and environmental health impacts while empowering smart, sustainable and resilient choices.
Dan has oversight for an expanded pharmacy program that links analytics, strategic sourcing and pharmacy networks into one team, while setting the strategic direction to ensure that Vizient members maximize value by utilizing the industry’s leading GPO pharmacy program.
Vizient Newsroom: Coalition Working to End Drug Shortages, Together - 2022
Blending clinical leadership and informatics experience, David is responsible for driving numerous key initiatives for Vizient, including growing the Center for Advanced Analytics, leading the development of risk-adjustment methodologies and increasing the engagement of physicians and other clinicians. The Center brings together analytics from multiple clinical and operational offerings to provide insights to members across the continuum of care.
As performance improvement program director, pharmacy, Jim is primarily responsible for developing and leading performance improvement collaborative programs focusing on medication safety and adverse drug events.
Media: Drug Topics
Steven is responsible for providing education to member organizations and supporting their efforts on various clinical practice topics, including improving medication safety, mitigating the impact of drug shortages, benchmarking pharmacy costs for key drug classes, evaluating the expense of high-cost biologics and preparing for the future development of biosimilar medications.
Vizient Newsroom: Breaking it Down: Biologics and Biosimilars with Steven Lucio - 2022, Insights Learned from the Biosimilars Survey: Q&A with Steven Lucio - 2022
Published: Biosimilars and Biologics: Implementation and Monitoring in a Healthcare Setting 1st Edition
As a member of the Sg2 consulting team, Andrew works on the deployment of Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model services.
Previously, Andrew was a part of TRG Healthcare Solutions, a leading national consultancy that specialized in the development of physician-to-hospital alignment models, such as service line co-management, professional services agreements, direct employment, joint ventures, gainsharing and bundled payments.
Aman has over 20 years of healthcare experience and is a board-certified internal medicine hospitalist. His areas of expertise include optimizing clinical value analysis programs, hospitalist programs (and other physician practices), care coordination services, clinical documentation improvement services, clinical quality and utilization and hospital and health system transformational consulting services.
Vizient Newsroom: Vizient Launches Clinical Documentation Improvement Solution
Diana leads regulatory/accreditation advisory services with a team consisting of nurses, physicians, and life safety advisors. She provides education and coaching for member organizations’ compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC) standards and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation, including compliance assessments, education, intra survey coaching and post survey response activities including clarifications, corrections and adverse decision response.
Media: Relias Media
Vizient Newsroom: Take a Team Approach to Managing Incoming Regulations
Margaret directs strategic planning and contracting for the Medical, Surgical, Lab and Med/Surg Distribution team, and the Impact Standardization program at Vizient. She is responsible for the strategy and execution of national agreements to deliver significant value and operational improvement for products and distribution services. Margaret also has oversight of several Member Councils, including Respiratory & Critical Care Anesthesia, Clinical & Supply, Perioperative, Wound Management and Lab. She co-leads Vizient’s Supply Chain Strategic Council and is responsible for over $20 billion in annual spend.
Media: Repertoire, Modern Healthcare - 2023, Healthcare Purchasing News - 2022, The Journal of Healthcare Contracting - 2022
Vizient Newsroom: Whether in Business or Team Building, Vizient Senior Vice President is the Real Deal - 2023
Mittal leads oversight for the industry-leading Novaplus® Enhanced Supply program, which gives Vizient members access to more than 100 million additional units of essential medications warehoused in the U.S. She leads a team that develops key strategic sourcing programs that focus on transparency, redundancy and commitment to support a resilient supply chain for essential medications, and to date, over a million doses of these critical medications have been accessed by health systems during a supply challenge.
Tomas is a board-certified Internist with an extensive background in the acute, subacute and ambulatory arena. He has an extensive national presence in hospital medicine with the Society of Hospital Medicine in multiple areas pertaining to this field, where he was invited to be part of the inaugural class of Senior Fellows. While chief of hospital medicine at Baptist Health South Florida, Tom also started the system’s first palliative care program and Hospice GIP. He also has extensive experience in ambulatory and subacute acute care, prior to coming to Vizient.