IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), July 12, 2021 - Vizient, Inc. announced today member registration is open for the 2021 Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange. The Exchange showcases the latest health care technology designed to improve patient outcomes and patient and caregiver safety, and this year it will feature a new area for products made in the U.S.A. The event will be held virtually Sept. 21-23. Register at this link: https://www.vizientexchange.com/

The Exchange connects clinical and supply chain professionals with promising new products that will potentially add an improvement to health care. During the virtual event, 38 suppliers will demonstrate their unique products and be on hand at designated times to answer attendee questions. This year the Exchange encompasses a wide array of solutions from small disposable products designed to alleviate anxieties of hospitalizations to complex diagnostic imaging and capital equipment.

“Products selected for the Exchange are designed to improve patient care or reduce the risk of harm to patients or providers, while simultaneously raising the standard of patient care and safety,” said David Gillan, senior vice president, emerging solutions and supplier engagement for Vizient. “These technologies represent unparalleled creativity from some of the most innovative companies in the health care manufacturing space.”

In addition, the event this year includes a special section spotlighting Vizient-contracted suppliers whose products are made in the U.S.A. to support health care organizations in search of domestically manufactured products.

“The COVID pandemic created new demand among health care organizations for inventory that can be sourced in the U.S. Creating greater awareness of these suppliers and their U.S.-made products is one way we can help drive greater resilience across the health care supply chain,” Gillan said.

The feedback from last year’s virtual event was positive with many attendees remarking they appreciated reviewing and discussing products with supplier representatives at their own pace. Booth hours for the Innovative Technology Exchange, including Made in the USA booths, are:

  • Sept. 21: 8 a.m.—11 a.m. CT, staffed
  • Sept. 22: noon—3 p.m. CT, staffed
  • Sept. 21-23: on demand availability

The annual Innovative Technology Exchange is part of Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program that includes product review of supplier-submitted technologies by member-led councils and task forces. Since 2003, Vizient has received over 2,800 technology submissions as part of its Innovative Technology Program. For more information, email innovativetechnology@vizientinc.com.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. In 2021, Vizient acquired Intalere, which expanded its footprint with ambulatory and rural acute care providers. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.

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