05/10/22

Understanding the Five Drivers of Quality and Performance for Every Health System

For health care organizations, it is well documented that sustaining quality is the measured hallmark for top performance. Vizient research identifies five key organizational characteristics that support an organization’s ability to sustain top performance and quality.

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05/03/22

Healthcare Leaders Turn to Tech to Address Clinical Workforce Challenges

Necessity is the mother of invention. But as hospitals and health systems look to technology to address their workforce challenges, necessity also seems to be the mother of adoption. The ripple effects from COVID-19 have highlighted the need for reimagining who delivers care and how they deliver it.

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04/27/22

A Unique Social Needs Index Offers Insights into the Drivers of Health Equity

A unique social needs index distinguishes specific neighborhood vulnerabilities and their impact on community health outcomes and life expectancy in a way that hasn't been done before. “Health equity” and “social determinants of health” (SDoH) are terms often used in health care to brand measured needs in underserved populations and communities. Yet in many of those communities, the connection between people and the issues surrounding those needs is fragmented and disconnected. Vizient is working to change this through the development of a unique vulnerability index that will serve as a singular clinical data index for SDoH at the neighborhood level. Designed to support members' existing health equity strategy, the patent pending Vizient Vulnerability Index™ can save hospitals and health systems from having to embark on similar indexing research.

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