IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), July 30, 2020 - Vizient, Inc. announces that sourcing and supply chain expert Cathy Denning will testify before the United States Senate Committee on Finance during the second part of its hearing, “Protecting the Reliability of the U.S. Medical Supply Chain During the COVID-19 Pandemic” on Thursday, July 30.

Denning, RN, MSN, group senior vice president of sourcing operations, analytics and center of excellence at Vizient was asked to offer the committee insights into the critical issue of counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE). The so-called “grey market” exploits health care providers, the patients they serve, and the government with exorbitantly priced medical supplies or false, and often harmful, claims of medical supply availability when in fact, no such legitimate supplies exist.

“We appreciate the opportunity to share Vizient’s experiences, as well as examples from our member hospitals, regarding the scope and nature of counterfeit PPE products that are proliferating in our industry, and recommended actions to begin to improve the resiliency of the supply chain,” said Denning. “We believe that, working together, we can all help health care providers and their patients get through this crisis.”

To see Denning’s full testimony, please click here.

Vizient is the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company, providing innovative data-driven solutions, expertise, and collaborative opportunities that lead to improved patient outcomes and lower costs.

About Vizient

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.


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