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AAMC and Vizient Renew Joint Partnership to Advance Academic Medicine

02/12/18

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IRVING, Texas
"We are very pleased to renew this partnership with Vizient"

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) and Vizient are pleased to announce that they have recently renewed their partnership, which includes a commitment to both expand the capabilities of the Faculty Practice Solutions Center (FPSC) and develop new products and services together.

Through this partnership, they plan to continue to enhance and expand FPSC, which is a vital performance improvement tool for nearly 100 academic medical faculty practices, and bring this gold standard for faculty practice assessment to a broader audience in the community-based physician practice space. In addition, they plan to continue to develop products and services that meet the needs of the nation’s health care providers as they navigate a rapidly changing environment.

“We are very pleased to renew this partnership with Vizient,” said Darrell G. Kirch, MD, AAMC president and CEO. “For more than a decade, we have shared a commitment of service to the academic medicine community, and we understand the unique challenges faced by academic physicians and faculty practices. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively on performance improvement projects as we have over the years.”

“The AAMC relationship is very important to Vizient and to our members,” said Curt Nonomaque, president and CEO, Vizient. “Building on the 17-year history of this relationship, the AAMC and Vizient have long worked together to advance the cause of academic medicine throughout the United States. And we are excited to share those learnings with our broader membership.”

About the AAMC

The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. Its members comprise all 149 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and more than 80 academic societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC serves the leaders of America’s medical schools and teaching hospitals and their nearly 167,000 full-time faculty members, 88,000 medical students, and 124,000 resident physicians. Additional information about the AAMC and its member medical schools and teaching hospitals is available at www.aamc.org.

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 base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents more than $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 MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, 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 www.vizientinc.com as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.

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Contact:

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com
or
AAMC
Brooke Bergen, 202-828-0419
bbergen@aamc.org

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