Plasma-derived therapeutics are part of a complex dynamic of global supply chain economics and clinical contributing factors, all of which can affect the ability to obtain the product needed for patient care.
For health care systems across the country, the need to make lasting clinical and operational improvements is greater than ever. And for hundreds of Vizient members, the Vizient Performance Improvement Collaborative Program has provided them with the opportunity to work with peers and Vizient and industry experts to improve in a specific area of care.
On June 26, Vizient hosted the second in a series of Congressional briefings highlighting how hospital providers nationwide are managing and mitigating rising prescription drug costs. Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-Minn.), along with key leaders in the hospital industry discussed solutions such as strategies to increase generic drug competition, enhance supply chain efficiencies, prepare for biosimilar adoption and help avoid drug shortages.
A nurse’s first job is one of the most exciting and memorable events of his or her career. For many however, the excitement often turns to stress and low confidence after a few months on the job, as the challenges of transitioning from the academic setting to clinical practice set in.
In addition to caring for critically ill patients, caregivers and support staff are battling changes to workload, shortages in necessary PPE and concern for the safety of their own families; all leaving them vulnerable to extreme stress.
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