Vizient® brings together quality and performance leaders to collaborate on focused problem solving designed to pinpoint performance improvement initiatives. We offer these health care collaboratives as opportunities to network with like-minded members and collaborative with subject matter experts to work on common issues vital to our nation's health care reform. We offer collaborative projects, webinars and archived web resources that combine expert-led research and insights to help you realize top-tier performance in quality, safety and cost effectiveness.

Benefits

  • Working with peers to solve important issues
  • Focusing on a variety of domains from efficiency to patient safety
  • Accessing resources to help your organization improve

Lehigh Valley Health System improves mortality index

Learn how the Vizient Enhanced Mortality Review Collaborative helped Lehigh Valley Health System identify specific areas for clinical quality performance improvement and how Vizient worked with the health system to compare its performance with similar-sized hospitals. Matt McCambridge, chief quality officer and Marlene Ritter, director of quality at Lehigh Valley Health System, discuss their participation in the Vizient Enhanced Mortality Review Collaborative and the resulting performance improvement.

Performance Improvement Collaboratives

Our Performance Improvement Collaboratives address the following essential domains:

  • Access
  • Effectiveness 
  • Efficiency 
  • Mortality
  • Patient centeredness 
  • Safety

Performance Improvement Collaboratives
Stethoscope
4,395

Reduced red blood cell transfused units
Blood Collaborative

Building
1,567

Readmissions avoided
MSPB Collaborative

Person
4,147

More patients seen
ED Throughput Collaborative

Lower Cost
10%

Reduction in O.R. supply expense
O.R. Supply Collaborative

Two People
283

Lives saved
Sepsis Collaborative

Calendar
6,421

Days avoided
Sepsis Collaborative

Outcomes data demonstrate that organizations participating in health care collaboratives have better results and reduce patient harm at a greater rate than nonparticipants. Experiences of participating members include:

  • A reduction in patient harm and readmissions, extending to lives saved
  • Increased revenue by eliminating potential value-based purchasing penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

From networking from peers and learning from work they’ve already completed to accessing resources from other projects within the program, the Vizient Performance Improvement Collaboratives and Benchmarking Studies program is sure to accelerate improvement at your organization. 

Vizient members have exclusive access to various performance improvement resources.

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