all press releases

  • 09/13/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has recognized 234 member hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of the company’s Impact Standardization Program. Over the course of 2017, the program delivered over $181 million in total cash rebates to participants. “The Vizient Impact Standardization Program is an effective, time-proven benefit that helps members achieve their goals for product standardization andmore...
  • 09/11/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced its participation in the upcoming IDN Summit and Reverse Expo which gives leading independent delivery networks (IDNs) and health systems a unique opportunity to interact with supply chain experts from group purchasing organizations and suppliers. The event will be held Sept. 17-19 in Phoenix. In addition to being a gold-level sponsor for the event, supply chain experts frommore...
  • 09/06/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient applauds the U.S. Senate for advancing bipartisan legislation to continue and expand federal support for pediatric medical education. The Vizient-endorsed legislation, The Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5385), will extend the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program for five years and increased the amount of funding available throughmore...
  • 09/06/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today released its report “The Beat Goes On: Weighing Clinical Benefits, Patient Selection and Healthcare Economics of MRI-Compatible Cardiac Rhythm Devices”, which discusses the financial impact to hospitals resulting from the sudden and dramatic increase in the use of MRI-compatible CRM devices over the last 18 months. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible cardiac rhythm managementmore...
  • 09/04/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient announces that Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, associate vice president, pharmacy services, will present on behalf of the company and its member hospitals at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public hearing “Facilitating Price Competition and Innovation in the Biological Products Marketplace,” being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The hearing will focus on providing feedback to FDA on how to facilitatemore...
  • 08/23/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces 18 new, renewed or expanded member agreements with health care organizations in the first quarter of 2018. The new agreements, which include a range of academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers, demonstrate continued growth and high member retention for the company. “Vizient is ablemore...
  • 08/08/18
    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 andmore...
  • 08/01/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. released today its latest 2018 Drug Price Forecast, which estimates health systems can expect a 4.92 percent increase in the price of pharmaceuticals in 2019. This estimate represents an anticipated slower rate of growth as compared to previous Vizient forecasts, such as the 7.61 percent value projected for 2018. Although the rate of price increases is projected to slow, the specialty pharmacy market ismore...
  • 07/26/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. is disappointed with the recently released Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annual outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) proposed rule, specifically those policies related to the 340B Drug Pricing Program and “site-neutral” payments. The 340B Program is critical to America’s safety net, allowing hospitals to provide lifesaving programs to the nation’s most vulnerable patients and communities.more...
  • 07/19/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced it is accepting applications from health care startup companies interested in competing in its sixth annual Innovation Challenge, which will take place October 3 as part of the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit to be held in Las Vegas. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, August 6, 2018. The Innovation Challenge is an interactive competition that offers a unique opportunity for health caremore...