Q&A: As Clinical Care Settings Shift, Chances to Build Bigger, Better Collaborations Emerge

With many service lines further transitioning to outpatient and home based care, opportunity is knocking – and providers and suppliers can answer by forming forward-thinking relationships that better patient outcomes.

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Safeguarding Healthcare through Cybersecurity

Healthcare is consistently among the top three industries targeted for a cyberattack, making the need to plan and prepare for these events increasingly critical.

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Vizient Research Institute Study Explores Health Care as an Uncommon Good and a Path Forward

In its latest annual study, the Vizient Research Institute explores the concept and implications of health care as an uncommon good. 

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Breaking it Down: Biologics and Biosimilars with Steven Lucio

Steven Lucio breaks down what biosimilars are and aren’t as the pharmaceutical market gears up for Humira biosimilars to debut in 2023. 

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Vizient, AACN Celebrates 20 Years of Nurse Residency Program Success Transition to practice program supports more than 224,000 new nurses

The Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Learn about the impact the program has made on nurses and the nursing profession and check out the interactive timeline that highlights key milestones of the first 20 years.

 

 

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Ensuring Equitable Access to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Takes Heart — and an Innovative Mindset

When Vizient's Sherri Mason and Debbie Baker began comparing national industry data to Vizient member data regarding TAVR procedures, they found that in terms of length of stay, complication and readmission rates, the numbers largely aligned. But more revealing was a trend they noted: the clustering of clinics in several urban areas and an almost complete lack of access in many rural ones.

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Not Sure if New Musculoskeletal Technologies Warrant the Financial Investment? Vizient’s Assessment Model Can Help You Decide.

Vizient's new musculoskeletal (MSK) technology assessment model helps healthcare providers evaluate clinical benefits, financial impact and market factors for emerging MSK innovations to ensure the best decisions for their organizations and patients.

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Coalition Working to End Drug Shortages, Together

Jane was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. She had already received two therapies and was on a treatment that appeared to have decreased the size of her cancer per her most recent scan. When Jane arrived for her next infusion appointment, she learned that the drug was unavailable. She knew this drug was working for her and that other medications may be less effective and cause her hair to fall out again. Jane’s story is one of many examples of patients who continue to be impacted by drug shortages. 

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Hospitals and patients nationwide benefit from Group Purchasing Organization collaboration

No care is delivered if physicians and health care providers lack the medicines, supplies, devices, and equipment needed to treat patients. It is at this intersection of clinical care and supply chain management where Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) reside.

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Understanding the Five Drivers of Quality and Performance for Every Health System

For health care organizations, it is well documented that sustaining quality is the measured hallmark for top performance. Vizient research identifies five key organizational characteristics that support an organization’s ability to sustain top performance and quality.

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