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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Necessity is the mother of invention. But as hospitals and health systems look to technology to address their workforce challenges, necessity also seems to be the mother of adoption. The ripple effects from COVID-19 have highlighted the need for reimagining who delivers care and how they deliver it.
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