• Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Implementing trauma-informed care: A tool to prevent violence in healthcare
Trauma-informed care can be a successful strategy for healthcare organizations to prevent violence by integrating person-centered strategies that prioritize safety, minimize triggers and promote empathy and mutual respect.
  • Supply Chain
One size does not fit all: The power of customer segmentation
In today’s highly competitive healthcare landscape, companies that embrace tailored segmentation approaches have witnessed significant gains in sales efficiency and profitability.
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Navigating the laboratory’s macro- and microeconomic environment
Amid a macroenvironment of inflation and rising healthcare costs, healthcare leaders should carefully assess these microeconomic trends as part of their hospital-based laboratory decision-making throughout 2024 and beyond.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
It's Time to Refresh Your Value-Based Care Strategy: Six Trends to Consider
To remain relevant in all aspects of healthcare financing and delivery, leaders should evaluate their value-based care strategies to consider key trends and market conditions.
  • Pharmacy
Drug Shortage Stewardship: Calls to Action for the Interconnected Supply Chain
While the supply chain may feel complex, the good news is that there are still methods — like Drug Shortage Stewardship — that can be implemented to mitigate drug shortages.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Community Health Workers: A Bridge to Health Literacy and Patient Outcomes
With a deep understanding of the communities they serve, community health workers are significant resources for healthcare organizations to improve patients’ health literacy and address their clinical and non-clinical needs.
  • Supply Chain
Vein Viewers Offer Benefits for Patients and Providers
The devices can reduce the discomfort and pain associated with multiple attempts at finding a vein and improve the accuracy and speed of vein location, reducing the need for repeat attempts or more invasive procedures.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
  • Supply Chain
Improving the Provider Narrative: Vizient's Briefings Amplify the Voice of Hospitals on Capitol Hill
Learn about the three briefings that Vizient hosted in 2023 — attended by dozens of Congressional staff and Members of Congress — serving as a platform to remind policymakers of the critical impact of hospitals and health systems in their communities.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
In Healthcare, Culture is Where Margin Meets Mission
Creating a 'glad to be here' culture in healthcare is more than just a motto. It's a mindset that drives excellence and exceptional care. Learn how to merge margin and mission in your organization in the latest blog post from Vizient CEO Byron Jobe.
  • Data & Analytics
Consumer-centricity: Reorienting Your Growth Strategy to Focus on Patient Loyalty
To ensure healthcare organizations remain competitive and financially viable, they must learn to build patient loyalty to create long-term relationships.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Reviving the Nursing Workforce By Applying Starling’s Law
Learn how healthcare leaders can work together to optimize systems to ensure nursing’s trusted place in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care — without missing a beat.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Investing in Advanced Practice Provider Transition to Practice Programs
As nurse practitioners and physician assistants play an increasingly crucial role in bridging healthcare gaps, the need for organizations to implement transition to practice programs is paramount.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Using Social Drivers of Health to Reduce Admissions for Diabetes Patients, Among Others
By leveraging the patent-pending Vizient Vulnerability Index™, healthcare organizations focused on mission and margins can act upstream to directly address SDOH to help reduce preventable admissions in high-needs communities.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Letting Go of Past Prized Practices: Making Meaningful Change in Healthcare
To address the struggles in healthcare, healthcare organizations must be willing to shift their mindset, challenge the status quo of old practices and embrace meaningful change.
  • Supply Chain
  • Clinical
Principles of Surgical Tray Management: How to Save Time, Effort and Money
As hospitals and health systems work to manage costs while maintaining care quality, surgical tray standardization remains an untapped opportunity for many organizations. But there are ways to streamline instruments and provide additional value.
  • Supply Chain
Three Areas Supply Chain Consultants Should Focus on to Help Hospitals Face Challenges
Cost management, technology adoption and inventory management solutions should be at the center of how supply chain consultants approach their work with hospitals, along with how those areas align with an organization’s specific needs and challenges.
  • Supply Chain
Is There a Robot in the Warehouse? There Should Be.
With the advent of robotics, once-static spaces have become dynamic, efficient hubs, transforming the way medical supplies are handled, stored and delivered, says Vizient’s Patrick Marier.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Courageous Conversations: Fostering Meaningful Dialogue About Quality End-of-Life Care
Vizient’s Nicole Spatafora, assistant vice president, performance improvement programs, offers key takeaways for healthcare organizations when conversing with patients about palliative care.
  • Supply Chain
Safety in Numbers: Strategies for PPE Inventory Management
How can health systems take a “Goldilocks” approach to PPE, ensuring they don’t have too much or too little – but rather, a “just right” amount that strikes a balance between financial and clinical requirements?
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
The Power of Strategic Healthcare Partnerships
In today's healthcare landscape, tight margins, disruptors and new digital tools require organizations to take a new approach. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe shares how successful health systems leverage strategic partnerships to solve their biggest challenges.
  • Supply Chain
Enabling Successful Working Relationships Between Clinical Value Analysis and Purchasing Operations
The value of investing in relationships and combining strengths cannot be overstated when it comes to balance and collaboration in the healthcare supply chain, says Vizient’s Sam Weech.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Promoting Chief Nurse Executives’ Self-care Improves Overall Staff Wellbeing
Healthcare organizations can create larger workforce impacts by ensuring wellness starts at the top with proactive management of psychological hazards and job remodeling to encourage chief nurse executives to “put on their oxygen mask first.”
  • Supply Chain
Four Reasons Healthcare Organizations Should Implement Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
As electric vehicle adoption continues to rise, hospitals can benefit from implementing EV charging infrastructure in many ways — financially, in their green initiatives, through data-driven insights, and in patient and employee satisfaction.
  • Clinical
Understanding Options for Breast Reconstruction
More than 100,000 women undergo breast reconstruction surgery each year. It’s a deeply personal decision, and one that requires an understanding of the various options and what’s involved in each.