Vizient Experts to Present at AHRMM17 Conference and Exhibition




IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Several experts from Vizient, Inc. are scheduled to present on a range of supply chain topics at the AHRMM17 Conference and Exhibition, July 23-26, in Washington, D.C. The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) is the premier membership group for supply chain professionals. Their annual conference offers education and networking opportunities for providers, academics, affiliates and vendors working in all facets of health care supply chain.

Vizient will make the following presentations at the conference:

Monday, July 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Custom Strategic Sourcing: How Health Systems Can Avoid Negotiating Against Themselves
Presentation by Camber Hayman, vice president, contract and program services, custom sourcing solutions at Vizient. This session will focus on strategic negotiation skills health systems need to utilize in order to ensure they are negotiating a robust contract that will benefit their health system.

Monday, July 24, 3-3:30 p.m.
Learning Pavilion: Savings Actualyzer – The Evolution of Supply Price Performance
Presentation by Chip Bunata, associate vice president, product delivery at Vizient. This session will explain the value of an integrated opportunity engine for supply chain performance improvement and articulate the value of a reliable and repeatable framework for pursuing supply cost-reduction initiatives.

Monday, July 24, 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Learning Pavilion: Clinical Analytics – Connecting Data Silos to Evaluate All Events during the Patient Encounter
Presentation by Jill Cotchen, product executive, clinical and operational analytics at Vizient. Attendees will learn about using risk-adjusted methodologies to review the longitudinal map of the patient encounter. These methodologies then enable organizations to benchmark each part of the encounter in order to identify areas for performance improvement and quantify actual savings.

Tuesday, July 25, 1-2 p.m.
Can You Spare $33M? Clinical Integration in Sourcing and Member Aggregation Improves Cost and Quality
Presentation by Kristin Allen, sourcing and program director, member business ventures at Vizient. This session will define clinical integration and the relationship with aggregation services. It will also review a physician preference sourcing process that includes clinical and physician engagement for clinical and quality outcomes and identify key data points to excite and ignite physicians and clinicians for engagement.

Mapping Your Future: Is the Health Care Supply Chain for You?
Dee Donatelli, vice president, member business ventures at Vizient will be a part of this panel discussion. The panel members, representing different aspects and sectors of the health care supply chain, will share their experiences working in health care – the reality, rewards and challenges – and answer questions regarding entry points, employment options and mobility within the health care supply chain.

Vizient will also have a booth at the event where attendees can network and explore the company’s products, technology and ideas that are advancing health care. Stop by booth 1001 to learn more.

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 as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.


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

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