all press releases

  • 03/27/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announced today that it has endorsed recently-introduced legislation to reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years. In letters to the bipartisan cosponsors of the legislation in the House and Senate, Vizient offered its strong support for passage of legislation to extend this important program that supports pediatric medical education. Reauthorizing thismore...
  • 03/26/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces that Ricki Wilson, senior director, analytics services was elected as a group purchasing organization representative on the executive leadership committee of the GS1 Healthcare US Initiative. The initiative focuses on the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards related to the use of standardized data and identifiers to improve patient safety, security and supply chain efficiency. The GS1more...
  • 02/26/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient Inc. today announced that Baylor Scott & White Health has renewed its group purchasing agreement and expanded the data and analytics solutions and services it will leverage from the company as it continues to improve the clinical, operational and financial performance of its health system. “We are excited to continue to work with Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest non-for-profit health system in Texas. Bymore...
  • 02/14/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today expressed concern with the budget request submitted by President Trump for fiscal year 2019. The budget request proposes hundreds of billions of dollars in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid programs over 10 years. Vizient believes that the effects of the proposed reductions in funding would jeopardize the financial viability of the health care members it serves and negatively impact access to care formore...
  • 02/12/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the U.S., has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the third year Vizient has been recognized, underscoring their commitment to leading with integrity and prioritizing ethical businessmore...
  • 02/12/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) and Vizient are pleased to announce that they have recently renewed their partnership, which includes a commitment to both expand the capabilities of the Faculty Practice Solutions Center (FPSC) and develop new products and services together. Through this partnership, they plan to continue to enhance and expand FPSC, which is a vital performance improvement tool formore...
  • 02/07/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., joins more than 40 other health care leaders to voice its strong support for the Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (S. 974/H.R. 2212). The CREATES Act addresses delay tactics used by brand manufacturers to block entry of generic drugs into the marketplace by allowing generic manufacturers to obtain relief for the delay tactics being used to prevent their entrymore...
  • 01/30/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capital purchases represent approximately 25 percent of a hospital’s budget. This makes capital planning and group purchasing one of the most complex procurement challenges for health care organizations. Vizient, Inc., today announced the product categories and supplier savings opportunities available as part of its Quarter 1 National Group Buys Program available January 1 through March 31, 2018. The National Group Buys program is one of severalmore...
  • 01/30/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over the course of 2017, more than 60 new hospitals selected the Vizient Clinical Data Base (CDB) analytics solution to leverage its unmatched transparency in data methodology and benchmarking capabilities and engage clinicians and motivate change. Over 95% of academic medical centers, along with over 200 community hospitals across the country, now use the CDB. “The CDB’s benchmarking tools enable hospitals to engage with peermore...
  • 01/29/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. has released its January 2018 Drug Price Forecast and estimates that for pharmaceutical purchases made from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, health systems can expect a 7.35 percent increase. An executive summary of the Drug Price Forecast can be accessed here. “The latest Drug Price Forecast highlights the ongoing market dynamics that continue to contribute to rising pharmaceutical costs and exacerbate the challenge ofmore...