Supply Chain News Round Up

  • Vizient has entered into strategic partnership agreements with Encompass, Standard Textile and Prestige Ameritech to expand and help stabilize supply of U.S.-based manufacturing of personal protective equipment. More via The Journal of Healthcare Contracting
  • Value analysis is all about relationships across providers, clinicians and supporting departments all aligned with the strategic vision of the organization and its providers, according to Deborah Roy, principal, Vizient. “A solid clinically integrated value analysis process empowers providers to work on initiatives that are most important to their patient care.” More via Healthcare Purchasing News
  • Medical-gear makers are sharing production information and receiving protection from antitrust scrutiny. The agreement is part of the federal government’s efforts to better coordinate the production and distribution of medical-grade face masks. Vizient is a participant, along with mask makers and others. More via The Wall Street Journal
  • Azra Behlim, senior director, contract services, pharmacy, who oversees vaccine distribution for Vizient said the solutions to the botched launch are “not all that glamorous” and involve simply sending the vaccines to more places or increasing staff at the limited places to which they were being shipped. More via Roll Call
  • Vizient has attained a gold Data Analytics competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. More via The Journal of Healthcare Contracting

Top Vizient Supply Chain Blogs from 2020

Published: February 23, 2021