IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced 3Derm as the winner of its Innovation Challenge, an interactive competition between five health care start-up companies. The competition was held Friday, September 30 during the Vizient 2016 Clinical Connections Summit at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The annual member event drew more than 2,200 attendees which included representatives from 350 member hospitals and health systems.
The Vizient Innovation Challenge gave Vizient members a firsthand look at five new and compelling product ideas designed to help improve the quality and delivery of health care. Following a seven- minute presentation by each contestant and real-time voting by the audience, 3Derm was chosen as the winner of the 2016 Innovation Challenge.
3Derm offers virtual tele-dermatology diagnostics. The 3Derm imaging system captures and delivers the same three views a dermatologist uses in an exam room, making remote visits virtually indistinguishable from current practice.
“It was exciting to see new products and concepts that have the potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health care,” said Byron Jobe, president, chief administrative and financial officer. “We applaud all of the contestants who participated in our Innovation Challenge and congratulate 3Derm on winning the event.”
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.