all press releases

  • 01/18/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmacy leaders and their health systems are at a crossroads. Moving forward, they can continue traditional approaches to pharmacy operations or adopt emerging perspectives that improve performance. To help drive informed decision making, Vizient has published, “Maximizing pharmacy performance; Unleashing the power of optimal medication management to transform care”, a new white paper that can be used to improve operations and elevatemore...
  • 01/11/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The health care industry is facing one of its toughest challenges yet: protecting vulnerable patient data and “connected” medical devices amid a rising tide of credible and proven cybersecurity threats. To help increase the conversation on this important topic, Vizient, Inc. will share how it is leveraging its relationships with the nation’s leading hospitals and device manufacturers to promote industry-wide collaboration aimed at mitigating themore...
  • 01/08/18
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TPC, a network of independent health systems located in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas, has signed an agreement with Vizient for comprehensive sourcing, performance improvement and cost management services, including strategic sourcing, utilization management, and clinical and operational consulting, as well as, service line, clinical and supply chain analytics. Through the multi-year agreement that begins in early 2018, Vizient will servemore...
  • 12/19/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Precise and accurate clinical documentation is vital for hospitals in today’s value-based health care environment. To help hospitals, Vizient, Inc. has launched a new Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) solution designed to support the implementation of best-in-class processes, education and training. “Improving Clinical Documentation is essential for assessing quality of care. It is about properly documenting the resourcesmore...
  • 12/08/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces that Saint Luke’s Health System, in Kansas City, Missouri, has renewed its membership agreement. The agreement continues their access to the Vizient group purchasing portfolio for their acute and nonacute facilities, as well as analytics related to market dynamics from Vizient subsidiary company, Sg2. Saint Luke’s will also continue to utilize several analytics solutions such as Vizient Clinical Data Base andmore...
  • 12/05/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. announces that UCHealth has renewed its membership agreement. The agreement continues the Colorado-based health system’s access to the Vizient group purchasing contract portfolio and will optimize the delivery of sourcing, analytic, advisory and collaboration services. The agreement gives UCHealth access to Vizient’s newest analytic tools including Savings Actualyzer and OR Explorer and resources to assist withmore...
  • 11/16/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., is disappointed that the revised Senate version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes the elimination of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. While this is not a full repeal of the ACA, it could have a similar effect by eliminating critical financial underpinnings. We believe this provision would further destabilize insurance markets and have significant, negative impacts on individuals’ ability to afford theirmore...
  • 11/16/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Purchased services generally accounts for more than 20 percent of a hospital’s total annual expenses and includes more than 300 product categories. To help supply chain professionals efficiently tap into savings opportunities for these services, Vizient, Inc. has launched a new purchased services module within its Savings Actualyzer supply analytics platform. The new module enables supply chain managers to view categorized spend, identifymore...
  • 11/08/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., today expressed concern with certain provisions of H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, specifically the termination of private activity bonds. Under current law, interest on these bonds is excluded from gross income and exempt from tax, which is critical to 501(c)(3) organizations’ ability to finance their debt. Lower borrowing costs mean hospitals can offer more services, lower costs for patients, provide necessarymore...
  • 11/07/17
    IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. today announced the winners of its supply chain program awards for participating Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) members. The awards, which recognized the outstanding performance of 16 children’s hospitals, were presented at CHA’s Improving Performance Conference, held on October 9-12 in Indianapolis. “Our supply chain program for CHA members has become a valuable tool that helps these organizationsmore...