Vizient Experts to Present at AHRMM19 Conference and Exhibition

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Supply chain experts from Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company, will present at the AHRMM19 Conference and Exhibition, July 28-31 in San Diego. The Association for Healthcare Resources and Materials Management (AHRMM) is the leading member organization for health care supply chain professionals and offers education and networking opportunities for health care providers, academics, affiliates and vendors. Vizient More

Vizient Announces Product Categories for Quarter 3 National Group Buys Program

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vizient, Inc. , today announced the product categories and supplier savings opportunities available as part of its Quarter 3 National Group Buys Program available July 1 through Sept. 30. The National Group Buys program is one of several strategic programs from Vizient designed to deliver additional cost savings to its member hospitals. More

Vizient Announces 26 New, Renewed or Expanded Member Agreements in Q1 of 2019

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces 26 new, renewed or expanded member agreements with health care organizations in the first quarter of 2019. These new member agreements — which include academic medical centers, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers — are a demonstration of Vizient’s continued growth and the value of its solutions and services by health care providers. “Health care organizations continue to select More

New Vizient Survey Finds Drug Shortages Cost Hospitals Just Under $360M Annually in Labor Expenses

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Drug shortages are challenging pharmacy teams in hospitals across the United States. A new survey from Vizient, Inc. finds that, on average, hospitals in the U.S. dedicate more than 8.6 million hours of additional labor hours annually to manage drug shortages. The financial impact adds up to just under $360 million annually in labor costs for time spent seeking supply and implementing mitigation strategies that enable continuity of patient care. The survey, “ More

Vizient Hosts Congressional Briefing to Discuss Rising Prescription Drug Costs

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. will host a congressional briefing today titled “Rx for Success – Part II” with a panel that includes U.S. Rep. Angie Craig (D-Minn) and experts from Allina Health and Lifespan. The briefing — the second in a series highlighting how hospital providers nationwide are managing and mitigating rising prescription drug costs — will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C. “Vizient is excited to continue to More

Vizient Selected for CMS’ Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has selected Vizient, Inc. as a Prime awardee of the Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC). This designation will allow NQIICs to bid on task orders over the next five years. As a Prime NQIIC awardee partnering with other Quality Improvement contractors under the new CMS Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract mechanism More

Vizient Announces Contract Expansion with AT&T to Include DIRECTV

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today an expansion of its contract with AT&T for wireless cell phone services to include satellite television programming from DIRECTV for member hospitals. The agreement represents DIRECTV’s first group purchasing organization contract for health care providers. “We’re excited to earn this contract enhancement with AT&T and DIRECTV. Vizient members will be able to offer patients More

Vizient and AAMC Launch Clinical Practice Solutions Center to Drive Efficiency for Physician Practices

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. and the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) have launched the Clinical Practice Solutions Center (CPSC), an analytics platform for insights that help drive efficiency for academic and community practice organizations. CPSC is the only solution that provides physician practices with actionable, comparative data and collaborative intelligence to build a patient-focused, data-driven More

Vizient Named as a Finalist for D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Award

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today it has been named a finalist in the D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards program. Winners will be announced August 1. Vizient was nominated in the Innovative Collaboration category for a digital scavenger hunt mobile app created for Spark! Dallas, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides an immersive learning environment for children in grades two through More