Trusted leader focused on connecting cost and quality

We envision a world where efficiency and empathy work hand-in-hand.

Meet Vizient

We are the nation’s largest member-owned health care services company. Backed by network-powered insights in the critical areas of clinical, operational and supply chain performance, Vizient™ empowers members to deliver exceptional, cost-effective care at every turn. Together with our members, we are fueling new business models and new approaches to care—all through the power of brilliant connectivity.

As of February 11, 2016, Vizient, Inc. has completed its purchase of MedAssets spend and clinical resource management segment from Pamplona Capital Management, LLC. MedAssets revenue cycle business will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pamplona Capital Management LLC.

Vizient is all about building relationships for the greater good. We are unmatched in network contacts and data access, which uniquely position us to help members solve health care's most pressing challenges.

Byron Jobe
President, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer

Purpose and mission

Our purpose is to ensure our members deliver exceptional, cost-effective care.

See the 2016 Vizient Playbook

Our mission is to connect members with the knowledge, solutions and expertise that accelerate performance.

Our strategic aspirations are to become an indispensable partner for members, to become a leader in innovation, and to accelerate growth.


Company leadership

Through their deep expertise and commitment to care, Vizient’s leaders are driving change in health care services.

  • Pete Allen

    Executive Vice President, Sourcing Operations
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  • Barbara A. Anason

    Senior Vice President, Academic Medical Center Networks and Strategy
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  • Scott Downing

    Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Performance Improvement Networks
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Our governance

Integrity is our most valued asset. How Vizient conducts business reflects on our employees, customers, suppliers and members. That is why even as a privately held company, we hold ourselves accountable to many of the same governance and regulatory standards applied to publicly traded companies by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We comply with major provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including the internal control review required in Section 404. Voluntary compliance is consistent with our efforts to increase transparency to our members and other stakeholders.

Public policy and government relations

Federal health care policy has seen rapid change since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.  As Vizient and our members continue to adapt to new models of care and reimbursement, connectivity to the federal government is increasingly important. On behalf of our members and customers, Vizient identifies important industry issues, communicates to members these evolving issues, and serves as an advocate for practical solutions from policymakers in Congress and the Administration.

The Vizient Office of Public Policy and Government Relations serves as a liaison and partner on policy and legislative issues that affect the diverse health care organizations we serve. We partner closely with other stakeholders and subject matter experts to offer a consistent provider viewpoint and achieve desired policy outcomes.

Our approach

Efficiency and empathy working hand-in-hand

Through our networks, Vizient connects members with opportunities to learn, improve and build together. We deliver brilliant, data-driven resources and insights—from benchmarking and predictive analytics to cost-savings—to where they’re needed most: the frontlines of today’s dynamic health care ecosystem.

We exist to help you adopt world-class practices and solutions more quickly and effectively, while balancing the demands of clinical care and financial performance.

We help solve your financial, operational and quality of care needs so you can focus on what you do best: serving your patients and communities to drive a better quality of life.

Our approach

A new company with deep roots

Our legacy companies have a combined history of innovation and industry firsts.
Click on each milestone to learn how we’ve paved new roads in the health care industry for nearly forty years.

1977 - October 19: VHA® created
Voluntary Hospitals of America Inc. (VHA) is incorporated in Delaware with 30 member hospitals.
1979 - Start of group purchasing organization for supply contracting
Agreement with American Hospital Supply Corp. establishes contracting business for member benefit.
1982 - Reinforcing local presence, national strength
Working with Abbott-Northwestern Hospital and other Minnesota hospitals, first regional office opens and becomes a model for member collaboration and networking.
1984 - Entry into private labeling
VHA is first health care alliance to offer private labeling, launches VHA PLUS®
1984 - University HealthSystem Consortium® formed
27 nonprofit medical centers come together to form University HealthSystem Consortium.
1986 - Using data to improve productivity and enhance patient care
Earliest analytics activities pioneered with comparative data analysis and exchange with the Data Comparison Reporting System and Clinical Financial Information System.
1992 - Connecting health care leaders across the country
First VHA Leadership Conference brings supply, clinical and operational leaders together for education and networking.
1997 - VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium launch supply chain joint venture: Novation®
By aggregating purchasing volume, contracting and distribution services, Novation becomes the industry’s largest supply company, generating greater member value.
2005 - Promoting clinical and supply integration through innovative gainsharing model
VHA acquires Goodroe Healthcare Solutions, creating a platform to engage members and physicians in discussions about supply cost reduction and clinical quality.
2007 - Expanding to non-health care markets with a new name: Provista
HealthCare Purchasing Partners International changes, owned by VHA and the University HealthSystem Consortium, changes its name to Provista to reflect expansion to the education market.
2010 - Investing to improve transparency across the health care supply chain
Novation invests $40M in building industry-leading data and analytic capabilities.
2012 - Creating a new level of value with leading organizations
The Child Health Corporation of America (now Children’s Hospital Association) selects Novation as its primary group purchasing partner.
2013 - Strengthening hospital and supplier relationships with industry’s first online direct contracting source: aptitude
VHA and University HealthSystem Consortium introduce aptitude as the industry’s first online direct contracting market, fostering mutually beneficial and committed purchasing relationships between hospitals and suppliers.
2013 - Excelerate is created
VHA and Cleveland Clinic introduce Excelerate, a joint venture LLC, to transform the traditional group purchasing approach into a strategic sourcing model.
2015 - VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation become Vizient™
Vizient enters the market, offering superior access to advanced analytics, collaboration networks, contracting and industry-leading practices.
2016 - Vizient makes bold move to establish global leadership
Vizient acquires MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management segment, including Sg2, positioning Vizient as the global leader in health care supply chain procurement, market intelligence, strategic analytics and comprehensive consulting services.

MedAssets is now Vizient

Vizient has completed its acquisition of MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) and Sg2 businesses. The combined organization provides data intelligence to address supply, clinical and operational improvements, as well as increased scale in purchasing to deliver billions in savings to the nation's top hospitals and health systems.

Your existing membership is active and ready to use as normal. You can login to your account on our member login page.

Member login

As a valued member, know that the content and services you previously had access to will continue to be available. You can still use your previous login information to access your membership page at MedAssets. Our team is here to connect you with the knowledge, solutions and expertise you experienced from our legacy MedAssets brand.

Below is a list of quicklinks designed to help you manage your services: 

Four dynamic leaders become one

Vizientâ„¢ was founded in 2015 as the combination of VHA Inc., a national health care network of not-for-profit hospitals; University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of the nation's leading academic medical centers; and Novation, the health care contracting company they jointly owned. In February 2016, Vizient acquired MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which included Sg2 health care intelligence.

Together, we are a member-driven, member-minded organization working tirelessly to optimize every interaction along the continuum of care.

Vizient provides opportunities for like organizations to find and share best practices in the area of supply chain, quality, safety, and patient care management. We are excited about the ability we'll have to combine supply data with quality data so that we can put meaningful information in the hands of our clinicians.

Rich Liekweg
Executive Vice President, BJC HealthCare