Reports Detail New Technology Innovations in COVID-19 Rapid Testing and Treatment


Effective testing, treatment and vaccines represent three key components of the health care industry’s response to COVID-19. As the pandemic surges across much of the country, new rapid testing and treatment innovations could help turn the tables on the virus.


Lessons from the Pandemic: Five Value-based Care Strategies to Consider for 2021


As COVID-19 unfolded across the nation, the risk for health systems with an entirely fee-for-service reimbursement system was exposed. Now nine months into the pandemic, it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 may just be the disruptive force that causes those health systems to move decisively toward a reimbursement structure more aligned with value. Here are five value-based care strategies that should be top of mind going into 2021.



The Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine: New Vizient Tool Tracks Weekly Progress


COVID-19 vaccines are advancing through development with unprecedented speed and several are in the final stages of clinical trials. To help members keep up with clinical development efforts, Vizient launched a COVID-19 vaccine resource center, offering insights, tools, and the latest information on the development of COVID-19 vaccines.


Safely Accessing Care in a Pandemic: Insights from Patients for Providers


The perceptions of patients regarding the safety of elective procedures has steadily improved since May, as shown in Vizient’s updated report Connecting With Patients During COVID-19. However, this has not translated into increased utilization of health care services.