How do we solve the challenges facing healthcare? Together.

The challenges facing health care today are bigger than any single organization. Shifting from a model built on efficiency to one built on resiliency. Lowering costs and increasing quality. Aligning every operational decision against mission. Caring for our care workers. Addressing health care inequality and the related social determinants of health. Taking action to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

To make real progress on these systemic challenges, not only do we have to transform how we operate — we have to proactively collaborate across the industry to support the transformation of the entire health care sector.

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Our strategy

In order to move our health care system into the future and ensure it serves all of us, Vizient is focusing our energy and effort in the following impact areas.

Driving systems innovation

Health care is a complex and dynamic business, full of existential challenges and life-saving opportunities. We need the right data, insights, tools and technologies to understand and meet the moment, drive innovation and partner with members to build the health care system of the future. 

Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion

To address inequities that are deeply rooted across our shared culture, systems and structures, Vizient strives for greater diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging — and commits to advancing tangible progress across the value chain.

Promoting planetary health

Planetary health is human health. From climate action and adaptation strategies to safer chemicals and circular economy solutions, Vizient is committed to taking action and empowering smart, sustainable, resilient choices across the industry.

Empowering our workforce

It's going to take the workforce of the future to build the healthcare system of the future - so we must invest in our people and empower them to lead us forward. Vizient is committed to embracing a growth mindset, cultivating a bold and purposeful culture, developing our diverse team to their full potential, and caring for the health and wellbeing of our workforce.

Strengthening our communities

Because health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces and neighborhoods, we have to build our communities up from the inside-out.

Vizient is committed to partnering with trusted on-the-ground organizations to provide vulnerable populations with access to food and shelter, education and child care, local job opportunities and affordable health care. And helping those communities heal from natural disasters — like the physical, emotional and financial fallout from COVID-19.

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Impact highlights

DRIVING SYSTEMS
INNOVATION

What does your patient’s zip code say about their health?

Learn how our data scientists developed the Vizient Vulnerability Index to help providers combat health inequities and hyper-target upstream interventions.

ADVANCING DIVERSITY,
EQUITY AND INCLUSION

One hospital can change the trajectory of an entire city.

Discover how our Community Contracting Program reimagines sourcing as an engine of equity, community health and wellness.

PROMOTING PLANETARY
HEALTH

Climate change is here — and it’s time to know what it means for healthcare.

See how we led the industry's first Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Issues Brief to map our specific risks and opportunities.

EMPOWERING OUR
WORKFORCE

Real change happens from the inside-out.

Explore how we recruited from within to build our Transformation Management Office and reengineer key operations to drive greater value and member experience.