Vizient’s Innovative Technology Exchange Introduces Members to the Latest Technologies and Innovative Products

08/17/21

From 3D printed implants for correcting skull defects to a wound care solution that uses the patient’s own blood, new technologies are forging paths to improve clinical care, lower costs and conserve vital health system resources. Ensure you and your team are registered to participate in Vizient’s 2021 Innovative Technology Exchange next month. The no-cost event brings the latest health care technologies across medical specialties to members in an online exhibit hall.

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Delivering Health and Hope at Home and Abroad: Members Donate Excess COVID-19 Equipment and Supplies to Countries in Need

08/17/21

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, an academic health system in the southeast focused on securing as much medical equipment and personal protective equipment as possible to ensure they were equipped to care for COVID-19 patients. Over a year later, like many health systems, the organization found itself with excess quantities of ventilators, masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies.  With supply lines stabilized, many hospitals find themselves with excess quantities of certain medical supplies. That’s where Project C.U.R.E. comes in.

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New Resilience Program Provides Transparency, Predictability and Improves Supply Assurance for Supply Chain Leaders

08/17/21

Vizient’s new Supply Chain Resilience Program is working to improve supply assurance and minimize supply disruption in any circumstance from pandemics to weather-related disruption, to recalls and backorders on routine items. Learn more about the program that provides a health care industry's first for enhanced visibility into the end-to-end supply chain to better mitigate risk, respond quickly and assure the availability of necessary medical supplies.

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New Vizient Case Study: Protecting High-Risk Patients from Unsafe Chemicals in the Supply Chain

08/17/21

Vizient recently released a case study that created a scalable, data-driven and standardized approach to help health care organizations advance sustainable procurement using the 23 Vizient-adopted environmentally preferred product attributes. The analysis model enables facilities to evaluate, monitor and remove harmful chemicals from their supply chain at the organization, facility, department, category and individual product levels, to protect both patient and staff safety. The case study shows how hospitals can do the same through a comprehensive approach that includes financial, clinical, operational and sustainable impacts of health care supply. 

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In Case You Missed It

08/17/21

The latest news and information from Vizient regarding the health care supply chain.

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The Shift from Reprocessed to Single-Use Endoscopes Grows: Is it Right for Your Organization?

07/21/21

The disposable endoscopes market was valued at $1.3 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow 16.9% from 2021 to 2028 due to the low cost of maintenance, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases and concerns over cross-contamination of reusable scopes. A growing number of providers are exploring a potential shift from reprocessed to single-use endoscopes for their hospitals and outpatient facilities. Here's a few important considerations for this evolving market.

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