Advancing Medical Knowledge: Members Tap Vizient’s Clinical Data Base for Research, Insights

07/20/21

For more than 35 years, Vizient’s Clinical Data Base has been the foundation for research studies appearing in nearly 850 publications, including JAMA Oncology, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Annals of Surgery and NEJM Catalyst. Learn why members seeking to advance scientific knowledge and improve care use the CDB data to look at outcomes, quality, safety, resource use and other topics across medical specialties.

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Policymakers Hear from Members What’s Needed to Sustain Services via Telehealth

07/20/21

The past year forced hospitals and health systems to reimagine care delivery—including an almost overnight transition to telehealth. As the country continues to fight to emerge from the pandemic, hospitals are applying lessons learned during COVID-19 to sustain and build upon successes in delivering high-quality, accessible care via telehealth. At a recent Vizient-hosted Congressional briefing, members shared lessons learned and what is needed to support continued care delivery via telehealth in both rural and urban communities.

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Unlocking Performance Improvement Opportunities: Partnership Strengthens Vizient’s Commitment to Providing Transparent, Integrated Insights

07/20/21

Health systems generate more data than ever, including patient care and billing, supply chain utilization, operational costs and more. For informed decision-making, access to transparent, comparative data is essential. Equally important is the ability to connect the dots across those data sources to see the complete picture and uncover the most significant performance improvement opportunities. Vizient’s partnership with IBM Watson Health paved the way for the recent transition of clients from three of IBM Watson Health’s performance improvement solutions to Vizient’s analytics portfolio. The move provides subscribers with expanded benchmarking and networking opportunities and allows organizations of all sizes and types to benefit from meaningful comparisons and identify best-in-class practices.

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In Case You Missed It

07/20/21

The latest news and insights about Vizient’s latest research, industry trends and public policy issues affecting the health care delivery system.

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Forecasting Post-Pandemic Recovery: Sg2 Report Details Rising Acuity and Site of Care Shifts Over the Decade

06/21/21

After unprecedented declines in inpatient admissions and outpatient volumes in 2020, a new report from Sg2 projects a strong recovery for overall patient demands. While this is welcome news for an industry that has been reeling for the last 18 months due to an array of challenges related to the pandemic, digging into the details shows trends that will require shifts in resources and investments by provider organizations.

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