Vizient Praises Congressional Action on the CREATES Act

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today praised the work of the House and Senate in approving year-end spending legislation that includes the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act. This bipartisan legislation will encourage new generic drug competition and help lower prescription drug costs for hospitals and patients. More

Vizient Announces 16 New, Renewed or Expanded Member Agreements in Q3 of 2019

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced new, renewed or expanded member agreements with 16 health care organizations in the third quarter of 2019, including academic medical centers, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. These new agreements demonstrate the value of Vizient’s solutions and services for health care providers. “Providers nationwide are looking for ways to mitigate financial pressures. Vizient offers More

Vizient to Present at Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A continually evolving health care industry requires health care professionals who evolve right along with it. Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company, today announced its participation at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care. The annual event will be held Dec. 8-11 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. More

Vizient and Member Pharmacy Experts to Share Insights on Drug Shortages at the 2019 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces it will participate in an educational session on medication costs and drug shortages as well as host a series of informal question-and-answer sessions with pharmacy experts at the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists 2019 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition. With its focus on improving medication safety and patient care, the ASHP event, scheduled Dec. 8-12 in Las Vegas, is expected to be attended by more than 25,000 pharmacy More

Vizient and Fresenius Kabi Complete Novaplus Contract Enhancement for Six Critical Care Drugs

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient today announced it has signed an agreement with Fresenius Kabi to supply six critical care drugs under Vizient’s successful Novaplus private label pharmacy program. The list includes propofol as well as five other acute, life-saving drugs: protamine, phenylephrine, oxytocin, thiamine and magnesium sulfate. Although Fresenius Kabi has been a trusted supplier to Vizient members for many years, this agreement makes these products the first critical care More

Vizient Wins International Exhibition Competition for Most Innovative Use of Technology

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today it has been named a first-place winner in the 2019 Art of the Show Competition sponsored by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. “The Art of Care Immersion Hallway,” featured at the Vizient Connections Business Summit in April, received Most Innovative Use of Technology for events under 75,000 net square feet. Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company and annually produces the More

Vizient Hosts Congressional Briefing to Discuss Data-Driven Hospital Performance Improvement

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. will host a congressional briefing today titled, “Quantifying Quality: Data-Driven Hospital Performance Improvement,” with a panel that includes experts from the University of Kentucky Healthcare and Penn Medicine. U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-Ky), is also expected to offer remarks at the briefing, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. ET in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. “Reliable data in health care is critical to More

Vizient Offers Comments to CMS on the OPPS and Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rules

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on two key Medicare regulatory proposals – the Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rules. Between the two rules, CMS is proposing several policy changes that would impact Vizient members and the patients they serve. Specifically, in Vizient’s comments More

Vizient Ranked 3rd in 2019 Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms Survey by Modern Healthcare

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced that its Advisory Solutions consulting group has been ranked third among 43 firms in Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual survey of the largest health care management consulting firms. Last year, Vizient was ranked fifth largest. “It’s exciting to see Vizient move up in Modern Healthcare’s ranking to third place. We believe this demonstrates the value Vizient brings to our member health care systems through our advisory solutions, More

Vizient Presents Clinical Performance Awards at the 2019 Connections Education Summit

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the winners of their Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award and Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award for 2019. The awards, which recognized the outstanding performance of member health systems, were presented during the 2019 Vizient Connections Education Summit held Sept. 16-19 in Las Vegas. “This year’s award winners demonstrate how advanced analytics, when combined with leadership, collaboration, More