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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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.
With retail powerhouses, tech titans, venture capitalists and insurance providers reshaping the healthcare terrain, it’s more important than ever for healthcare organizations to realize their patients as customers to compete in the marketplace.
By leveraging performance improvement Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), healthcare organizations can optimize procurement and reduce project expenses in areas including materials, equipment and services.
Strategies such as using clean, renewable energy, increasing reprocessing and recycling in the OR, and pursuing environmentally preferred purchasing can drive near-term savings across healthcare organizations, says Vizient’s Cristina Indiveri.
Artificial intelligence is reshaping healthcare, and it's crucial that we navigate this transformation responsibly. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe discusses how healthcare organizations can take steps to adopt these solutions effectively and ethically.
The healthcare community’s attention to radiation exposure has fueled the advent of newer technologies like digital detectors that offer the promise of reduced radiation exposure while maintaining diagnostic efficacy.
Hospital leadership faces an undeniably hard challenge: regaining financial stability, finding a relevant post-Covid competitive vision, and energizing teams with a renewed sense of purpose. But fighting back is the hospital job of the moment.
There is often a disconnect that exists between sustainability and health equity. Pinpointing the immense overlap between environmental impacts and social drivers of health is no easy feat, but data is key to helping providers see the bigger picture.
To ensure healthcare organizations remain competitive and financially viable, they must begin thinking differently about their growth strategy by focusing on human-centered metrics to fully understand customers’ and employees’ unique needs and perceptions.
Caring for the patient of the future requires building a workforce with the right mix of skills, roles and functions to tackle the growing list of drivers upending healthcare. These include an increasingly older and more diverse population, navigating the ...