Archbold Medical Center drives $34 million in incremental net revenue

The CEO of a four-hospital health system recognized the need for a strategic partner to help them achieve near-term strategic growth and return on investment. Archbold Medical Center partnered with us to assess, design and execute a high-performance, rapid impact solution to improve access and drive network optimization, physician engagement, patient retention and strategic growth.

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Assessing, designing and executing a high-performance, near-term strategic growth plan

In our partnership with Lake Charles Memorial Health System, we improved patient access, increased referrals and drove volume to strategic service lines and specialties to achieve near-term revenue growth.

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Embracing a cross-department partnership between the CMO and CFO

The academic healthcare system improves quality scores, finances and culture

Leaders at UCI Health reached out to Vizient for help addressing their case mix index. The team provided process changes and education that transformed productivity and led to a more collaborative approach. As a result, the partnership has expanded to address population health, value-based care and improvements to outpatient clinical documentation.

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Accurate master data for sustainable healthcare

One health system’s case study highlighting the importance of data integrity in optimizing a healthcare system's supply chain. By prioritizing accurate item data, they aimed to enhance efficiency and achieve their mission. Implementing a data management platform provided stakeholders with necessary information for decision-making, leading to improved supply chain management.

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Collaboration lowers the impact of rising drug prices

A strategic partnership helped Ballad Health increase value

Ballad Health saves $2.4 million in 2 years by collaborating with Vizient experts to manage pharmacy spend. By leveraging Vizient contracts and aggregation groups to standardize spend, the team found creative solutions and exceeded their cost savings goals.

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RUSH reduces readmission rates by applying collaboration, leading strategies and analytics

Benchmarking and collaboration help RUSH reduce readmission rates

Rush University System for Health partners with Vizient in its efforts to reduce readmission rates. RUSH uses the Clinical Data Base to measure their performance and participates in the Performance Improvement Stroke Collaborative and High Utilizer Collaborative. During a 12-month period, the collaborative realized 27 fewer readmissions, avoiding an estimated $694,000 of potential costs.

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Yale New Haven Health System leads a successful supplier transition during COVID-19

Transforming its supply chain and transitioning suppliers in the pandemic

Lori Lee, senior vice president of clinical operations, took the helm of Yale New Haven Health System's supply chain and began a distributor transition during the height of COVID with Vizient leading the RFP process.

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Forward-thinking leadership prevents shortages of critical drugs and medical supplies

Ochsner Health accesses critical supplies and medications during the pandemic

Under the leadership of Debbie Simonson, system vice president of pharmacy services, Ochsner Health has built-in resiliency into its supply chain to weather disruptions. Simonson and the Ochsner team had a plan in place for accessing these medications to meet exploding demand.

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Nurse residency program increases nurse retention by improving transition to practice

NYC Health + Hospitals takes a comprehensive approach to support first-year nurses

NYC Health + Hospitals partnered with Vizient to implement residency program addressing high nurse turnover rates. The program aimed to provide the clinical and emotional support from leadership that new nurses needed. By scaling up the program, the health system retained more nurses and reduced turnover rates, resulting in significant cost savings and improved patient care. The success of the program has even attracted nurses from outside to join the system.

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How leaders at an academic medical center system use data to advance health equity

A data-driven approach to rise above health inequity

A large academic health system was working to create a more inclusive culture by providing education and training on diversity, equity and inclusion and appointing a vice president and chief health equity officer to advance health equity. The new leader participated in the Vizient Health Equity Strategy Accelerator and collaborated with peers from health systems around the country.

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Evolving a healthcare strategic partnership

Using data and repeatable processes to drive savings

Baptist Memorial Health Care partnered with Vizient beyond its original GPO contract to a total performance management agreement. The health system is on track to achieve the goal of $73 million in cost savings and added revenue across workforce, pharmacy, supply chain and purchased services opportunities.

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Improve patient care through teamwork and workflow analysis

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital prevents adverse events by improving hypoglycemia recheck timeliness

The health system recognized an opportunity to improve the timeliness of repeat point-of-care blood glucose testing following hypoglycemic events, then developed a project charter for a process to increase the frequency of hypoglycemia rechecks that was eventually extended across their entire hospital system.

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New clinical pathway for hip fractures streamlines processes and improves care across 12 hospitals

Sentara Healthcare improves care quality and hospital flow for patients with hip fractures

Sentara Healthcare developed a new clinical pathway to streamline hip fracture care that achieves four primary goals: Get the patient into surgery as quickly as possible, focus on early mobility and ambulating, reduce dependence on opioids and discharge patients to the appropriate care setting.

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A systemwide pharmacy network improves performance for inpatient and outpatient pharmacies

Speed to value: How Providence accelerated its pharmacy management performance

For Ellie Bahou, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer at Providence, implementing a systemwide pharmacy network was the path to improving Providence’s operational performance. By aligning pharmacy operations across its 53 inpatient and outpatient facilities, the health system saved $8.5 million on drug spend.

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A partnership model embedding technology and supply chain expertise saves $56 million

Aligning values and expertise at INTEGRIS Health

At INTEGRIS Health, Vizient experts are embedded within the supply chain team and bring industry-leading resources to the table. As a member of both organizations, the partnership supports the healthcare system’s core pillars of excellence and strategy, starting with the supply chain process groundwork, which created a foundation for quick pivots as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded.

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Collaboration, leadership and data improve patient care

UCLA Health’s leadership ensures continuous, sustained improvement

UCLA Health has a unified trio of leaders who have been guiding the organization to repeated successes in their journey of continuous, sustained improvement since 2014. This trio relies on a framework to facilitate positive change called MOVERS which taps into their organizational culture unifies their teams around a systemwide quality improvement effort.

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Leveraging insights to improve sepsis care

UCLA Health streamlined care workflows using Vizient analytics

UCLA Health increases compliance and reduces mortality for patients with sepsis on admission through data-back improvement project.

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A data-driven approach to capacity management

A data-driven approach to capacity management

Los Angeles-based Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California embarked on a multiyear initiative to optimize the movement of patients through its facilities; known simply as patient flow. Thanks to staff-wide commitment — and with the valued assistance of Vizient data and analytics tools — the length of hospital stays has been significantly reduced.

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Novant Health uses a data-driven approach to systemwide quality improvement

With CDB implemented, Novant Health used the data to improve its quality and safety performance. New insights revealed points of variation in the system and enabled strategic planning to support a quality improvement culture across the system.

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Connecting home health teams in the field and the office

The LENS visual management system increases team engagement

A home health team noticed a decline in the participation of their clinical staff engagement. the health system’s home health division implemented and adopted the Learning and Engagement System (LENS™) visual management system — a solution offered through Vizient Safe and Reliable Healthcare.

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Improving physician governance using data analytics saves $92 million over three years

Instilling a value analysis team leads to savings

The academic health system partnered with Vizient met with experts ® to tackle large scale financial improvements, including reducing operational costs, improving patient access, growing service lines and modernizing their IT infrastructure.

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A large academic health system aligns their diverse medical facilities to improve care delivery

Aligning cost and quality strategies systemwide for market growth

Initially each facility maintained services and analytics used to guide goal planning and performance improvement independently. After expanding their use of the Vizient clinical and operational analytics, advisory and group purchasing organization services the health system quickly generated efficiencies and savings.

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The University of Vermont Medical Center uses data analytics to save up to $5 million on healthcare supply chain

UVM Medical Center uses data to communicate across its supply chain

The University of Vermont Medical Center uses Vizient tools to communicate with suppliers and physicians, reduce costs and meet healthcare performance goals. Additionally, visual data insights help garner support from the executive team that lead to process changes.

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Finding more hours in the day at Yuma Regional Medical Center

Caring for a unique population, Yuma Regional Medical Center faced extra pressure to maximize its use of time. Can a process take fewer hours and still lead to better results?

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Building tomorrow’s supply chain at UMass Memorial Health Care

It's not easy to modernize an industry that still runs on fax machines. How do you turn yesterday’s supply chain into today’s value driver? See how we’ve helped UMass Memorial to save $23.7 million in just three years.

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Turning the tide of the opioid epidemic

Every physician sees the effects in their community. Yet many treatment protocols still call for opioids. Join our efforts to change 20 years of clinical culture. Let's rethink the paradigm of pain.

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Building a systemwide supply chain solution across nearly 100 outpatient clinics

Solis Mammography transforms their supply chain generating efficiencies and savings

David Pyle, chief operating officer at Solis Mammography, partnered with Vizient to unite the supply chain process and streamline operations across the organization’s nearly 100 sites of care.

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A commitment to consistent, quality care at Norman Regional Health System

Norman Regional Health System developed its leadership and leveraged a cascading strategy to build a highly reliable organization.

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Interdisciplinary communication helps Barnes-Jewish achieve lower sepsis mortality

Barnes Jewish Hospital chose to partcipate in an improvement project to reduce mortality by increasing compliance with the SEP-1 bundle in the ED, resulting in a 15% decrese in the mortality index for ED patients.

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Optimizing healthcare staffing leads to $6.9 million in savings and higher productivity

A large health system partners with Vizient to improve contracting staffing processes and drive efficiency

One large health system uses Vizient technology and expertise to achieve labor efficiencies across multiple sites of care by identifying ideal staffing ratios, standardizing rates, improving productivity and reducing contract labor expenses.

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Identify systemwide quality improvement priorities by unifying disparate clinical data

Novant Health enhances systemwide quality control

Implementing a single data source across its 15 medical centers gave facility and system leaders the insights needed to implement and sustain quality improvements.

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Advanced practice provider engagement increases with executive representation

Vizient APP Advisory Services helps advanced practice providers break down silos

Nebraska Medicine recognized that its advanced practice providers (APPs) needed opportunities for leadership development and wanted to increase APP representation at the executive level. Leveraging lessons learned from a Vizient workshop, Nebraska Medicine leaders launched a program aimed at increasing engagement and connections between APPs and other staff.

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Surgical practice change enhances efficiency

Adoption of a surgeon-led initiative delivers $900k in savings and reduces clinical variation

A surgical team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used Vizient® Procedural Analytics cohort opportunity data to reduce custom pack usage to improve efficiency and reduce clinical variation.

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Improving care delivery to address diabetes through community partnerships

One academic medical system uses Vizient data as their true North

Quality leaders at a southern-based hospital system use the Vizient Quality & Accountability Scorecard to help to benchmark their facilities against their peers and develop a performance improvement plan. The team uses the Vizient Vulnerability Index™, to identify the three most critical zip codes that have the highest incidence of elevated hemoglobin A1C rates and diabetic lower extremity amputations.

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