• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Facing the Game Changers: A New Era of Healthcare Access
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.
  • Operations & Quality
Comments on Current Management Issues in the Healthcare C-Suite: “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” But Probably Not Right Now
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.
  • Clinical
  • Data & Analytics
  • Operations & Quality
Looking Ahead at Workforce Needs to Care for the Patient of the Future
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 ...
  • Operations & Quality
Back to “Rule”: Key Inpatient Prospective Payment System Policies Affecting Hospitals
As healthcare providers prepare for FY 2024, Vizient’s Emily Jones and Jenna Stern outline what hospitals need to know about the FY 2024 IPPS final rule changes.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Benefits of Launching Direct-to-Employer Services to Your Health System Employees
Advantages to testing Direct-to-Employer offerings internally provide healthcare organizations valuable, transferable insights on process, structures, implementation and scalability that will build toward external success.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Struggles with Direct-to-Employer Engagement and What Health Systems Can Learn from the Pockets of Success
While some health systems have struggled to fully adopt direct-to-employer opportunities, Joe Maher shares insights from those who are finding success.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Sustainability is Key to Healthcare Performance Improvement
Through recent longitudinal insights on mortality, readmission and length of stay, Vizient’s Performance Improvement Program team shares successful strategies and lessons learned to help healthcare organizations achieve lasting improvements.
  • Operations & Quality
  • Clinical
Helping Mothers Navigate Postpartum Depression: Interventions for Healthcare Organizations
In support of the health and wellbeing of mothers, Christina Driskill with Vizient’s Patient Safety Organization offers interventions that organizations can implement to create a healthy environment and support postpartum moms.
  • Operations & Quality
Health Systems Can’t Afford to Neglect New Nurses
Workforce shortages and increased workloads have led to burnout and high turnover among healthcare staff, especially nurses. As Vizient CEO Byron Jobe writes, nurse retention programs are a proven way for providers to improve turnover rates and reduce cost...
  • Operations & Quality
Making Care Primary Model Overview
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces multi-state initiative to support primary care practices with varying levels of value-based care experience.
  • Operations & Quality
America’s Hospitals Need a Makeover
In an environment unlike anything any of us have experienced, regaining financial equilibrium will require a comprehensive view of our organizations and environment as well as an openness to an outcome in which we do things very differently.