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Two Academic Medical Centers Receive 2016 Innovation Excellence Awards from Vizient, Inc.

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09/30/16

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IRVING, Texas
"It’s exciting to see how those on the front lines approach the challenges they are facing to better engage patients and improve care. We congratulate Medical University of South Carolina and UF Health Jacksonville on their achievement."

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the 2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit, held September 28-30 in Dallas, Vizient, Inc. presented Medical University of South Carolina and UF Health Jacksonville with its 2016 Innovation Excellence Award. This is the first time the award has been presented. The annual event for Vizient members drew more than 2,200 attendees which included health care professionals from 350 member hospitals and health systems.

The Vizient Innovation Excellence Award was designed to recognize member health care organizations that are developing or adopting innovative technology solutions that have enhanced or changed their care delivery models or efficiencies. Submissions were judged by a panel of innovation industry leaders on desirability, feasibility and viability of the solution in the general marketplace.

“This award recognizes the creative thinking and innovation that occurs at our member organizations,” said Byron Jobe, president, chief administrative and financial officer. “It’s exciting to see how those on the front lines approach the challenges they are facing to better engage patients and improve care. We congratulate Medical University of South Carolina and UF Health Jacksonville on their achievement.”

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

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Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com

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