2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit to Offer Networking and Education Opportunities

Vizient’s Clinical Connections Summit to include the 2016 Innovative Technology Exchange




"Every aspect of the conference is designed to facilitate sharing through member-to-member, member-to-supplier and member-to-staff connections."

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it will host its 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit on September 28-30 in Dallas. This is a new, clinically-focused annual event that builds off of the long history of the education-based member conferences of its legacy organizations which include VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation and MedAssets SCM/Sg2.

The 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit offers exclusive education and networking opportunities for leaders of academic medical centers, community-based health care organizations, pediatric facilities, and suppliers to discuss strategies and approaches to achieve measurable and sustainable clinical improvements.

As part of the Clinical Connections Summit, Vizient will also be hosting its 2016 Innovative Technology Exchange from 11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. on September 29 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. This event celebrates the latest in innovative health care technology designed to improve patient outcomes as well as improve patient and/or health care worker safety. The Exchange is an opportunity for hospital teams to meet with suppliers and share ideas about how to apply innovative technologies to deliver improved outcomes and enhanced safety.

“Our goal is to provide our diverse membership with an event environment that uniquely aggregates intellect and insights,” said Jody Hatcher, president, sourcing and collaboration services. “Every aspect of the conference is designed to facilitate sharing through member-to-member, member-to-supplier and member-to-staff connections.”

The Clinical Connections Summit and the Innovative Technology Exchange are designed for CEOs, COOs and CFOs, nurses, pharmacists, supply chain professionals and service line leaders. The event agenda will offer educational and interactive sessions on topic areas including:

  • Care delivery improvement across the care continuum
  • Strategies for operational excellence
  • Network solutions
  • Strategic competencies
  • Trends and innovations

In addition to educational sessions led by industry experts, the conference attendees will hear from Keller Rinaudo, co-founder and chief executive officer at Zipline International, Inc., who is successfully transforming health care through drone delivery of medical products to hospitals and clinics across the globe.

More information about the 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit can be found here.

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 serves a diverse membership and customer base which includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $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 2016, Vizient received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient headquarters is based 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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