Intalere Update: Planned Acquisition Will Drive Value, Expand Supply Chain Capabilities

02/23/21

As Vizient announced last November, it has reached an agreement with Intermountain Healthcare to acquire its group purchasing subsidiary, Intalere. As we look ahead to the transaction’s expected close in the coming weeks, we sat down with Bharat Sundaram, Vizient’s president and chief operating officer, to talk about how the planned acquisition supports Vizient’s mission and the value it will bring to members.

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Procedure Sites of the Future: Four Ways Supply Chain Leaders Can Prepare Now

02/23/21

During the next decade, outpatient procedures are expected to grow by 19 percent, with many transitioning outside hospital walls to lower-cost, lower-acuity ambulatory care sites. These shifts can provide opportunities for supply chain leaders who are poised to take advantage of them. Here are the procedures predicted to shift along with four ways to prepare now.

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Navigating the Nitrile Glove Shortage: How to Assess Nontraditional Glove Brokers

02/23/21

While shortages of certain categories of personal protective equipment have improved, a shrinking supply of chemo-rated nitrile exam gloves has become a growing concern. To help members navigate the market, Vizient developed a guide for members that outlines important steps and considerations when utilizing nontraditional glove brokers.

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Additional Vizient Supplier Diversity Boost Local Economies, Support Member Goals

02/23/21

As income and health care inequality reach crisis proportions across the country, the inclusion of local and diverse suppliers in hospitals’ supply chains is one way hospitals can help impact their communities. Vizient recently launched four additional offerings through our Supplier Diversity Program to help support members’ goals of inclusivity and supply chain diversity and utilization, resulting in economic development in their communities.

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The Latest Trends in Telehealth Adoption, Demand for Spine Surgeries and Developing a Neuromodulation Program

02/23/21

Vizient’s latest Medical Device Tech Watch provides clinical and market insight into recent shifts and innovations. This issue covers trends in telehealth, shares new data on spinal surgery procedures and outlines how to develop a neuromodulation program. Other topics include new treatments for pulmonary embolism and an overview of a successful savings initiative for implantable devices implemented by a health care consortium.

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In Case You Missed It

02/23/21

The latest news and information from Vizient regarding supply chain.

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