Efficiency

Our expertise in driving operational and supply chain efficiency helps members identify performance gaps and develop improvement initiatives. We offer the most competitive contract portfolio for medications, supplies, equipment and services, along with advanced analytics and expert advisory services, to deliver a significant return on investment.

Solutions, services and resources:

Our technology platform brings contracts and pricing information together, allowing members to efficiently manage their contracts from a single online portal.

The Vizient Decision Support System combines a powerful set of tools, business intelligence and services to identify performance gaps and areas for clinical and operational improvement. It includes ongoing measurement, monitoring and feedback to drive consistent decision-making and improvement.

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To succeed in today’s evolving health care system, supply chain leaders need to understand the connection between item master management and core activities like standardization, value analysis and contract maximization. DataLYNX helps them do just that by supporting control of supply spend, ensuring data quality and focusing on data completeness to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

As the industry's first online direct contracting market, aptitude™ accelerates innovation in the health care supply chain environment. Simply put, it bridges the relationship between hospitals and suppliers to provide the best value and exponentially improve the entire contracting process.

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Confidently support budgeting, strategic planning and cost-reduction initiatives through our comparative benchmarking solution that compares staffing levels, departmental configurations, overall performance and operating practices across targeted hospitals.

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The Vizient™ Pharmacy Program is the most comprehensive portfolio with the best economic value, product availability and clinical support, along with analytics tools to optimize pharmacy performance. We support members in identifying, developing and maintaining the best clinical practices and patient care outcomes.

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Physicians’ financial performance can be difficult to determine without access to relevant data. Our solution streamlines this process by assessing how doctors are performing and what’s contributing to their performance.

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Streamline procurement to improve operational and financial performance.

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Created from the industry's most comprehensive integrated supply chain and clinical data, our spend and price analysts and experienced advisers collaborate with members to stay on the cutting edge of supply chain management.

PriceLYNX and PharmaLYNX are price management solutions that help supply chain decision makers improve cost and margin. These solutions equip users to improve vendor negotiations, lower supply costs, monitor price performance and ensure negotiated savings are achieved.

Focusing on the unique needs of academic medical centers and their affiliates, Vizient Supply Chain Intelligence™ is the complete solution to help your organization reduce total supply costs and improve overall supply chain performance while remaining focused on quality.

Analytics enable you to achieve exceptional performance in spend management, price leveling and budget impact.

Vizient offers a variety of resources to help manage supply chain efficiency and costs.

Technology Watch

In the rapidly evolving technology landscape, non-clinical hospital staff must stay informed on market trends and new devices hitting the market. With each device, patient care is improved, but at a significant cost to the hospital.

Understanding what products are coming allows health care organizations to appropriately plan for their use. Vizient’s quarterly Technology Watch gives service line and supply chain professionals the information they need to talk with physicians and clinicians about current and new products, facilitating collaboration on use, clinical benefits and costs to help hospitals make informed decisions.

Technology Watch reports currently available are:

With more than 2200 supplier and distributor agreements, our sourcing and contracting portfolio represents nearly 90 percent of the products and services our members purchase. To achieve increased savings, organizations self-select key programs meeting their unique needs:

  • Committed programs
  • Group buys
  • Preferred Pediatric Program
  • NOVAPLUS®
  • Supplier diversity
  • Innovative technology program

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Whether members are looking to diversify their supplier base or get the most out of price leveling, our dashboards give them a 360° view of how they can accomplish their goals. This solution provides 15 actionable dashboards and integrates analytics, data and contracts with our expert consulting services to help members realize dynamic cost savings.

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As health care becomes more outcomes-based, value analysis has never been more critical. This application and our advisory services help members automatically track realized savings and balance the demands of clinical care and financial performance.

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Health care is on the move. Vizient members are leading the way.

Today’s leading health care systems need new and compelling opportunities to create a coordinated, high-quality continuum of care.

Vizient and its members are critical partners along every part of this continuum. Our Nonacute Program delivered by Provista, provides a wide range of innovative solutions for nonacute operations — including ambulatory and extended care, hospital-owned and independent provider facilities.

With 20 years of experience, Vizient understands what members need to be successful in preventive, diagnostic and extended care across the supply chain.

Learn more about how we can help you reduce costs, develop physician networks and improve efficiencies for your organization.

2016 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit
September 28-30, 2016

Pre-conference meetings will take place September 27-28. Mark your calendar!

This fall, we invite you to engage with leaders of community-based health care organizations, academic medical centers and suppliers and collaborate on supply chain solutions.