IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced that Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee, has renewed its membership agreement. This relationship with Vizient will help Vanderbilt University Medical Center achieve the highest quality outcomes to best serve its patients and community.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Vanderbilt University Medical Center,” said Rand Ballard, chief customer officer for Vizient. “Our strong history of working with academic medical centers underscores our ability to meet their unique needs as they serve Nashville and the surrounding area. They have such a strong reputation in their region, and it’s an honor to partner with them as they deliver high quality care.”
“We look forward to the partnership with Vizient as we continue the process to clinically integrate our supply chain as well as assist those hospitals that we work with through our purchasing collaborative. The forward focus is how to utilize data to drive decision making as it relates to cost, quality and outcomes. With the combination of knowledge and data from the legacy University HealthSystem Consortium, VHA, Novation and MedAssets organizations coming together, this positions Vizient to address the complex needs of its membership in a comprehensive manner,” said Teresa Dail, chief supply chain officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Managing more than 2 million patient visits each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, and is the primary resource for specialty and primary care in hundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South. The School of Medicine’s biomedical research program is among the nation’s top 10 in terms of National Institutes of Health peer review funding, receiving more than $500 million in public and private awards during 2016. Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC is working with over 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.
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.