Vizient Experts to Present at AHRMM18 Conference and Exhibition




IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Supply chain experts from Vizient, Inc. will be presenting on a range of topics that advance supply chain strategy at the AHRMM18 Conference and Exhibition, August 12-15, in Chicago. The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) is the premier membership group for healthcare 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.

Supply chain subject experts from Vizient will make the following presentations at the conference:

Monday, August 13
1:30-2:30 p.m.
The Definitive Methodology for Transforming Your Transactional Supply Chain Into a Strategic Value Driver
Presentation by Ed Bonetti, vice president, supply chain operations at Vizient. The session will focus on helping supply chain executives deliver savings to their healthcare organization by establishing a strategic supply chain function.

3:30-3:30 p.m.
Learning Pavilion: Forward-Thinking Solutions to the Most Pressing Supply Chain Operational Challenges
Presentation by Steve Downey, senior vice president of supply chain operations at Vizient. This session will provide the visual framework to approach current supply chain efficiency challenges and the solutions they can deploy to take their supply chain efficiency objectives to the next level.

Tuesday, August 14
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Think Purchasing Sustainable Products is Someone Else’s Job? What You Ought to Know to be a Part of the Solution
Cristina Indiveri, senior director, environmentally preferred sourcing at Vizient will be a part of the panel discussion. The panel members, representing different aspects and sectors of the health care supply chain, will share how group purchasing organizations and suppliers are working together to promote sustainable products, goods and services that are considered safer than the alternatives.

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Learning Pavilion: New ways to Leverage your GPO; How contracting, networks & analytics improve Cost, Quality & Outcomes
Presentation by Chip Bunata, associate vice president, product delivery at Vizient. This session will explain the value and characteristics that should be present in a GPO to help a health system generate exponential savings, as well as improve quality and outcomes.

1:00-2:00 p.m.
Creating Your Future in the Healthcare Supply Chain: Opportunities, Challenges and Expectations
Shivani Goswami, pediatric program manager for Vizient, will participate in a panel discussion hosted by AHRMM’s Next Generation Task Force for students and young supply chain professionals. The session will offer critical success factors in assuming leadership positions within the healthcare 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 331 during exhibit hall hours on Monday and Tuesday 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 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 MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2018, 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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