• Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Implementing trauma-informed care: A tool to prevent violence in healthcare
Trauma-informed care can be a successful strategy for healthcare organizations to prevent violence by integrating person-centered strategies that prioritize safety, minimize triggers and promote empathy and mutual respect.
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Navigating the laboratory’s macro- and microeconomic environment
Amid a macroenvironment of inflation and rising healthcare costs, healthcare leaders should carefully assess these microeconomic trends as part of their hospital-based laboratory decision-making throughout 2024 and beyond.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
It's Time to Refresh Your Value-Based Care Strategy: Six Trends to Consider
To remain relevant in all aspects of healthcare financing and delivery, leaders should evaluate their value-based care strategies to consider key trends and market conditions.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Community Health Workers: A Bridge to Health Literacy and Patient Outcomes
With a deep understanding of the communities they serve, community health workers are significant resources for healthcare organizations to improve patients’ health literacy and address their clinical and non-clinical needs.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
  • Supply Chain
Improving the Provider Narrative: Vizient's Briefings Amplify the Voice of Hospitals on Capitol Hill
Learn about the three briefings that Vizient hosted in 2023 — attended by dozens of Congressional staff and Members of Congress — serving as a platform to remind policymakers of the critical impact of hospitals and health systems in their communities.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
In Healthcare, Culture is Where Margin Meets Mission
Creating a 'glad to be here' culture in healthcare is more than just a motto. It's a mindset that drives excellence and exceptional care. Learn how to merge margin and mission in your organization in the latest blog post from Vizient CEO Byron Jobe.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Reviving the Nursing Workforce By Applying Starling’s Law
Learn how healthcare leaders can work together to optimize systems to ensure nursing’s trusted place in delivering high-quality, patient-centered care — without missing a beat.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Investing in Advanced Practice Provider Transition to Practice Programs
As nurse practitioners and physician assistants play an increasingly crucial role in bridging healthcare gaps, the need for organizations to implement transition to practice programs is paramount.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Using Social Drivers of Health to Reduce Admissions for Diabetes Patients, Among Others
By leveraging the patent-pending Vizient Vulnerability Index™, healthcare organizations focused on mission and margins can act upstream to directly address SDOH to help reduce preventable admissions in high-needs communities.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Letting Go of Past Prized Practices: Making Meaningful Change in Healthcare
To address the struggles in healthcare, healthcare organizations must be willing to shift their mindset, challenge the status quo of old practices and embrace meaningful change.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Courageous Conversations: Fostering Meaningful Dialogue About Quality End-of-Life Care
Vizient’s Nicole Spatafora, assistant vice president, performance improvement programs, offers key takeaways for healthcare organizations when conversing with patients about palliative care.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
The Power of Strategic Healthcare Partnerships
In today's healthcare landscape, tight margins, disruptors and new digital tools require organizations to take a new approach. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe shares how successful health systems leverage strategic partnerships to solve their biggest challenges.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Promoting Chief Nurse Executives’ Self-care Improves Overall Staff Wellbeing
Healthcare organizations can create larger workforce impacts by ensuring wellness starts at the top with proactive management of psychological hazards and job remodeling to encourage chief nurse executives to “put on their oxygen mask first.”
  • Clinical
Understanding Options for Breast Reconstruction
More than 100,000 women undergo breast reconstruction surgery each year. It’s a deeply personal decision, and one that requires an understanding of the various options and what’s involved in each.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Facing the Game Changers: A New Era of Healthcare Access
With retail powerhouses, tech titans, venture capitalists and insurance providers reshaping the healthcare terrain, it’s more important than ever for healthcare organizations to realize their patients as customers to compete in the marketplace.
  • Clinical
Building a Successful Strategy to Embrace Advanced Practice Providers
To celebrate National Advanced Practice Providers Week (APPs), Vizient AVP of Clinical Team Insights Christen Hunt outlines the steps necessary to build a successful APP workforce strategy.
  • Clinical
Beyond the Buzz: A Roadmap to Responsible AI Implementation in Healthcare
Artificial intelligence is reshaping healthcare, and it's crucial that we navigate this transformation responsibly. Vizient CEO Byron Jobe discusses how healthcare organizations can take steps to adopt these solutions effectively and ethically.
  • Clinical
  • Data & Analytics
  • Operations & Quality
Looking Ahead at Workforce Needs to Care for the Patient of the Future
Caring for the patient of the future requires building a workforce with the right mix of skills, roles and functions to tackle the growing list of drivers upending healthcare. These include an increasingly older and more diverse population, navigating the ...
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Benefits of Launching Direct-to-Employer Services to Your Health System Employees
Advantages to testing Direct-to-Employer offerings internally provide healthcare organizations valuable, transferable insights on process, structures, implementation and scalability that will build toward external success.
  • Clinical
  • Supply Chain
Ergonomics Should be of Paramount Importance to Gastroenterologists
While gastroenterologists are saving lives with vital endoscopy procedures, they need to be mindful of their own health and well-being, as poor body mechanics and improper ergonomics are negatively impacting their health, productivity and career longevity.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Struggles with Direct-to-Employer Engagement and What Health Systems Can Learn from the Pockets of Success
While some health systems have struggled to fully adopt direct-to-employer opportunities, Joe Maher shares insights from those who are finding success.
  • Clinical
  • Operations & Quality
Sustainability is Key to Healthcare Performance Improvement
Through recent longitudinal insights on mortality, readmission and length of stay, Vizient’s Performance Improvement Program team shares successful strategies and lessons learned to help healthcare organizations achieve lasting improvements.
  • Supply Chain
  • Clinical
Safe Patient Handling Programs Reduce Risk, Increase Satisfaction
By reducing the risk of injury to healthcare workers, these programs can improve job satisfaction, decrease turnover and reduce healthcare costs associated with workers' compensation claims as well as improve patient outcomes.
  • Operations & Quality
  • Clinical
Helping Mothers Navigate Postpartum Depression: Interventions for Healthcare Organizations
In support of the health and wellbeing of mothers, Christina Driskill with Vizient’s Patient Safety Organization offers interventions that organizations can implement to create a healthy environment and support postpartum moms.