Meet Vizient

Through the alignment of cost, quality and market performance, we help members improve and fortify their market presence so they can concentrate on what they do best: provide high-quality care for patients.

Our partnership model is rooted in listening and true collaboration to maximize the value of what we do.

Together with our members, we build holistic solutions that serve as catalysts to shape excellence in care delivery at each organization we work with.

Vizient statement on voters’ rights legislation 

At Vizient, we believe that the right to vote, and equal access to exercising that right, represent our “Be Inclusive” value and are fundamental to America’s democracy.

As a company, we encourage our employees to exercise their right to vote and we oppose any efforts or legislation that limits access and disproportionately affects communities of color.


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Our leadership team

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

    Public policy and government relations

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

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    CMS Qualified Entity

    Vizient is one of a limited number of organizations certified under the CMS Qualified Entity (QE) Program and provided access to nationwide Medicare claims data. In accordance with CMS QE regulations, public reports utilizing this data are generated on an annual basis on measures of quality, efficiency, effectiveness, and resource use.

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    A healthcare company with deep roots

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

    • Vizient completes acquisition of Intalere

      Vizient acquires Intalere, which enables our organization to further meet the growing needs of our diverse membership and customer base, including academic medical centers, health systems, community hospitals, rural hospitals and ambulatory care providers.

    • Vizient acquires Soriant

      Vizient acquired healthcare consulting firm Soriant to extend the capabilities of our Purchased Services solutions.

    • Vizient acquires MedAssets SCM and Sg2

      In a bold move to advance industry leadership, Vizient acquires MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management segment (SCM), which included Sg2 healthcare intelligence. This further strengthened core capabilities in healthcare supply chain procurement, market intelligence, strategic analytics and comprehensive consulting services.

    • VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium, Novation become Vizient

      Vizient enters the market, offering superior access to advanced analytics, collaboration networks, contracting and industry-leading practices.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Investing to improve transparency across the healthcare supply chain

      Novation invests $40M in building industry-leading data and analytic capabilities.

    • Expanding to non-healthcare markets with a new name: Provista

      HealthCare Purchasing Partners International, owned by VHA and the University HealthSystem Consortium, changes its name to Provista to reflect expansion to the education market.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Connecting healthcare leaders across the country

      First VHA Leadership Conference brings supply, clinical and operational leaders together for education and networking.

    • 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.

    • University HealthSystem Consortium® formed

      27 nonprofit medical centers come together to form University HealthSystem Consortium.

    • Entry into private labeling

      VHA is the first alliance to venture into private labeling, launching the VHA PLUS® brand, a co-labeling effort with VHA suppliers.

    • 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.

    • Start of group purchasing organization for supply contracting

      Agreement with American Hospital Supply Corp. establishes contracting business for member benefit.

    • VHA® created

      On October 9, Voluntary Hospitals of America Inc. (VHA) is incorporated in Delaware with 30 member hospitals.

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