Vizient Presents Clinical Performance, Supply Chain Awards at the 2022 Connections Summit

The awards, which recognize the work of member health systems in the areas of clinical quality and accountability, supplier diversity and environmentally preferred sourcing, were presented during the 2022 Vizient Connections Summit held Sept. 19-21 in Las Vegas.


Vizient Recognizes 23 Suppliers and Distributors for Service Excellence

The recognitions were presented at the Vizient Connections Summit, held Sept. 19-22 in Las Vegas.


Vizient Urges Congress to Avert Damaging Payment Reductions to Healthcare Providers

“As we approach the end of the year, we urge lawmakers to consider advancing several pieces of legislation and take other important steps to provide financial relief and support the healthcare workforce to ensure hospitals and health systems are able to continue to deliver high-quality care.” said Shoshana Krilow, senior vice president of public policy and government relations for Vizient.


Vizient Expands Agreement with Panda Health for Digital Health Marketplace

“Digital health care solutions are increasingly necessary for providers to meet patient expectations and we want to facilitate their adoption for Vizient members,” said John Becker, group SVP for Vizient.


Vizient Offers Comments to CMS on the CY 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rules

“It is imperative that CMS carefully review the drastic cost increases our members will continue to face through 2023, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising inflation and labor expenses,” said Shoshana Krilow, senior vice president of public policy and government relations for Vizient. “We encourage CMS to reconsider the proposed approach to help ensure that hospitals and health systems do not suffer financially.”


Vizient Pharmacy Leaders to Speak at FDA’s Compounding Quality Center of Excellence Annual Conference

On September 6-8, 2022 the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Compounding Quality Center of Excellence Annual Conference will provide a forum for outsourcing facilities, suppliers, regulators and other stakeholders to discuss emerging compounding trends and key insights.


Vizient Medical Device Tech Watch Highlights Trends in AI, Treatment Options for Pulmonary Embolism and Strategies to Boost Clinical Workforce Retention

“Advances in technology are having a positive impact not only on patient care but also on physicians and clinical staff support,” said Debbie Schuhardt, senior principal.


Vizient Celebrates Over 1,000 Facility Participants in the Clinical Data Base

The Vizient Clinical Data Base provides data on patient outcomes such as mortality, length of stay, complication and readmission rates, and hospital-acquired conditions. The data enables hospitals to benchmark against peers to reduce variation and identify and sustain performance improvements as well as expedite data collection to fulfill agency reporting requirements.


Vizient Shares Feedback and Policy Concerns with CMS in Medicare Advantage Program Comments

In our comments, Vizient shared feedback on opportunities to strengthen the Medicate Advantage program and encouraged the agency to consider policies that would promote health equity, access to quality care, and affordable and sustainable healthcare.