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. 

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Introduction

A bright future based on a strong heritage 

Vizient™ 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, health care performance improvement company committed to optimizing every interaction along the continuum of care.

Our 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

  • Barbara A. Anason

    Senior Vice President, Academic Medical Center Networks and Strategy

  • Scott Downing

    Executive Vice President, Collaboration and Performance Improvement Networks

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 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.

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A new 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 health care industry for nearly forty years.

  • 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 health care intelligence. This further strengthened core capabilities in health care 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 health care supply chain

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

  • Expanding to non-health care 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 health care 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

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

  • 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.

MedAssets is Vizient

Vizient acquired MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) and Sg2 businesses in February 2016. 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.

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