The Vizient 2019 Connections Business Summit to Focus on Provider and Supplier Collaboration




IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it will host the 2019 Vizient Connections Business Summit April 2-5 at the ARIA in Las Vegas. This year, Vizient has restructured its annual spring conference to create a combined member and supplier event with an agenda designed to foster greater understanding and collaboration around business needs that can lead to more cost-effective care delivery.

“The Connections Business Summit is expected to bring together approximately 1,800 members and suppliers to learn, improve and build more efficient supply chain operations in health care. In addition to networking and educational opportunities, we will celebrate the many achievements of Vizient suppliers over the course of 2018 as they worked to improve the quality and lower the cost of care for our members,” said Jody Hatcher, president, supply chain services for Vizient.

The Vizient Connections Business Summit will include meetings for Vizient contracting member councils, supply chain and value analysis network, pharmacy network and analytics lab, and the Member|Supplier Connect, where attendees can interact with suppliers to address specific sourcing needs. It will also offer programming that maximizes opportunities for peer-to-peer networking, as well as joint educational sessions for hospital leaders and suppliers to explore what inspired them to enter the health care field. Keynote speakers for the event are Alexa Meade, acclaimed human body artist and Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

As part of the event, Vizient also will host its annual Innovative Technology Exchange on Thursday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Exchange is a showcase of the latest in innovative health care technology designed to improve patient outcomes as well as improve patient or caregiver safety. Attendees will have hands-on access to approximately 100 new and innovative products from 84 suppliers. Attendees will be able to ask questions and offer feedback on products directly to suppliers.

Vizient will host its fall Connections Summit, focused on clinical, quality and operational performance improvement strategies Sept. 16-20, at the Wynn 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 2019, 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.

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The Vizient Connections Business Summit will take place April 2-5 in Las Vegas and will focus on provider and supplier collaboration around business needs that can lead to more cost-effective care delivery. (Graphic: Business Wire)
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