IRVING, Texas, May 25, 2022 – Vizient Group Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions Dan Kistner will present at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Quality Management Maturity (QMM) Workshop, which is being held May 24-25, 2022. The two-day workshop will highlight the FDA’s work to develop a QMM rating program that will objectively assess and rate the QMM of facilities manufacturing drug products and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

On the second day of the workshop titled, “Development and Impact of Quality Ratings Systems,” Kistner will share Vizient’s efforts to support a more resilient supply chain and how group purchasing organizations could utilize QMM ratings.

“A QMM rating system will promote greater transparency of the maturity of quality management practices of drug manufacturers, which will help to address supply chain issues and mitigate drug shortages so that patients have access to critical drugs when they need them,” said Dan Kistner, group senior vice president, pharmacy solutions. “We commend the FDA for its commitment to ensuring that high-quality drugs are available for patients and for providing this forum to foster collaboration to end drug shortages. We need all stakeholders working together to increase supply chain resiliency.”

Kistner will join key FDA and pharmacy leaders on a Q&A panel to conclude the session.

Concurrent to the QMM Workshop, the FDA is soliciting input from stakeholders until June 7, 2022 that will help to inform the future regulatory approach for a Quality Metrics Reporting Program to which Vizient plans to share comments.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company, serves more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 97% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory care providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $130 billion in annual purchasing volume. Vizient’s solutions and services improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at