all press releases

  • 08/19/19
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vizient, Inc. today announces it will host the 2019 Connections Education Summit, Sept. 16-19, in Las Vegas. The annual fall conference offers members, industry experts and suppliers a blended networking and educational programming agenda with innovative perspectives and strategies to improve clinical outcomes, ensure patient safety and reduce costs. The event is designed for CEOs, CNOs, CQOs, COOs, CFOs and health care leaders in clinical, pharmacy,more...
  • 08/06/19
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has released its July 2019 Drug Price Forecast projecting health systems, including inpatient and non-acute environments, can expect a 4.57 percent increase for pharmaceutical purchases made from Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020. The forecast also includes projections for specialty pharmacy and pediatric-specific medications. An executive summary of the Drug Price Forecast can be accessed here. “This Drug Price Forecast predicts continued growth ofmore...
  • 07/30/19
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient today voiced its disappointment with the calendar year (CY) 2020 proposed outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) rule issued late yesterday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In the proposed rule, CMS intends to build on previous price transparency guidance by defining “standard charge” to include payer-specific negotiated rates, in addition to gross charges. Vizient and its member hospitals support efforts that help ensuremore...
  • 07/22/19
    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. Vizientmore...
  • 07/19/19
    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. Siemens Healthineers, the featured supplier for Quarter 3, is offering savings opportunities across 11 capital and imagingmore...
  • 07/01/19
    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 selectmore...
  • 06/26/19
    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 tomore...
  • 06/26/19
    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...
  • 06/19/19
    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 mechanismmore...
  • 06/18/19
    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 patientsmore...