CMS Delays July Star Ratings Release with Input from Vizient, Others

06/19/18
Following feedback from Vizient and other health care organizations and associations, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a delay in the biannual release of the Overall Hospital Star Ratings, scheduled for July. A new release date has not been announced however as the Agency has committed to doing further analysis of several data and methodology issues that have been raised. More

Speak Up for Patient Safety in Vizient PSO Huddles

06/19/18
You may have heard the phrase, “See something. Say something.” It’s a call for people to speak out if they see a potential threat to public safety. A similar idea exists in the world of health care: If clinicians see something of concern for patient safety, they should speak up, and a patient safety huddle is the perfect forum for them to do that. More

3 Observations for the Role of Analytics in Improvement

06/19/18
Steve Meurer is a data scientist and a road warrior. Over the last 12 months, Vizient’s executive principal of data science and member insights has traveled to more than 100 member hospitals nationwide. His primary purpose is to help hospital physician and quality leaders leverage the performance improvement analytics that are available to them. More