Meet Vizient

We are the largest member-driven, health care performance improvement company in the country.

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. 

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.


A bright future based on a strong heritage 

Vizient was founded in 2015 as the combination of VHA Inc., a network of not-for-profit hospitals; University HealthSystem Consortium, an alliance of 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 team

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

    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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