ESG: What It Is and What It Means for Healthcare


Environmental, Social and Governance is generating buzz (and confusion) across the industry — but at its core, it’s about improving human health 


Nutrition is Vital Ingredient in Better Wound Care


Nutrition is an important component in wound prevention and care, and dietitians play a key role in ensuring patients receive the proper nourishment to not just recover but thrive.


From Every Angle, 3D Printing Builds Innovation, Confidence and Education Across the Continuum of Care


3D printing has many relevant applications for healthcare, including onsite production of surgical devices, medical device development, and enhanced education for clinicians and patients. Even more fascinating is the impact it can have on team-based precision medicine.


Outsourcing Contract Management Needs: Is Episodic or Fully Managed Right for Your Hospital?


Strategy to ensure business continuity and improve contract management practices lies in the recent trend of outsourcing the contract management function. Optimizing contracts means healthcare systems are receiving accurate, up-to-date pricing with prompt execution of letters of participation and commitment. This not only creates significant cost savings but also boosts an organization’s ability to perform at higher levels in other functional areas of supply chain.  


To Manage Blood Collection Tube Shortage, Conservation Is Key


While suppliers are working to mitigate blood collection tube shortages through protective allocation strategies and focusing production on tubes with the highest demand, those actions alone won’t immediately solve the problem. Providers must also consider ways to conserve allocated supplies by approaching blood collection in a more strategic — and flexible — way.


Long-term Supply Assurance Solutions Require Transparency, Collaboration


Though providers are short staffed, tired and struggling with the impact of the financial, product and logistical challenges of the past two years, they continue to look ahead at how they can isolate themselves from such challenges in the future. Vizient believes that supply assurance begins with solving for issues more upstream in the supply chain to ensure transparency, data and redundancy make that last mile delivery smooth and reliable.


How to Get the Most Value Out of Your MRO Spend


Deploying effective strategies to maximize MRO spend can help ensure that maintenance, repair and operations remains the invisible hero of your hospital.


Mitigate Supply Shortages Through Strategic Preparation


Mitigating shortages of IV solutions can be difficult, but preparation makes it less so. The health systems that previously navigated such challenges had several tactics in common, including conservation and collaboration strategies.


Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Paints Bigger Picture by Linking Testing to Treatment


Recent innovations in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging (NMMI) represent several scintillating moments that have a big-picture effect on health care.


Strategies to leverage health care purchasing power toward sustainability and a healthier future


By consistently scrutinizing social and environmental impact in all purchasing decisions, health care organizations can leverage their total purchasing power to influence suppliers and vendors to lower their carbon emissions, use safer chemicals, reduce waste, and also improve diversity and social responsibility.