2018 Vizient Connections Summit to Focus on Maximizing Supply Chain Operations and Pharmacy Performance




IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it will host the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit, focused on maximizing supply chain operations and pharmacy performance, May 1-3 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The annual spring conference will offer members, industry experts and suppliers a blended networking and educational programming agenda with strategies that will help supply chain leaders become more clinically effective and operationally efficient.

The conference agenda is designed for executive leaders from supply chain, pharmacy, value analysis, nursing and service lines with supply chain responsibility. In addition to organized networking opportunities, the event will feature educational and interactive sessions on topics including:

  • Supply chain strategies
  • Pharmacy strategies
  • Care delivery improvement across the continuum
  • Value-based care delivery
  • Workforce strategies
  • Data use, analysis and measurement
  • Trends and innovations

“The Connections Summit will bring together approximately 1,000 members from U.S. academic medical centers, pediatric hospitals, large integrated delivery networks and community hospitals for a deep dive into all aspects of the health care supply chain. In addition to the educational and networking opportunities, we will celebrate the many achievements of our members over the course of 2017 as they worked to lower the cost of care in their organizations,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer for Vizient.

Dr. Ian Pumpian, professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and author, will be the opening keynote speaker. Pumpian is nationally recognized for his leadership of programs that prepare the next generation of school leaders. Actor and activist Gary Sinise will speak at the closing session about the work of his foundation, which focuses on activities that honor and assist veterans, first responders and their families.

Members may register now to attend the spring 2018 Connections Summit.

Vizient will host its fall Connections Summit, focused on clinical, quality and operational performance improvement strategies, in October at the Wynn Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership and customer base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents approximately $100 billion in annual purchasing volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in 2015, as well as the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. In 2018, Vizient again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please visit as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.


Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961

Related Materials