News Roundup

  • Vizient was among the nine health care organizations that signed a letter to Senators Schumer and McConnell expressing opposition to the use of an extension of mandatory sequestration, as well as unspent COVID-19 provider relief funds, as financing sources for any infrastructure package. More via HealthLeaders
  • There have been at least a 10% increase in blood transfusions as patients resume care they deferred during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom are sicker, according to Vizient, the group purchasing organization that helps source supplies for more than half of the U.S. health systems. Donations are also down, which has delayed some non-urgent procedures. It's a perfect storm, said Akiva Faerber, a senior principal at Vizient. More via Modern Healthcare
  • Vizient subsidiary Sg2 report predicts care is moving out of hospitals over the next decade and adds to a growing collection of data showing that there will be more lower-acuity care delivered and it will be delivered outside of hospital walls. ... "In many instances, hospitals are a little taken off guard by this ... " said Madeleine McDowell, principal and medical director for Sg2. More via Modern Healthcare
  • Vizient survey shows vaccine hesitancy among some health care workers, a conversation with Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM, practicing health care provider, and associate vice president for clinical resources at Vizient. More via Pharmacy Times
  • Vizient CEO Byron Jobe was among four hospital leaders interviewed by HealthLeaders Exchange about lasting shifts in the business that have come out of the pandemic and what to be prepared for in the future. More via HealthLeaders Media
  • Vizient was among nine hospital groups pressing the Department of Health and Human Services to distribute the remainder of a $178 billion provider relief fund and extend a deadline for providers to use the money. More via Fierce Healthcare

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Published: July 20, 2021