Sustaining high performance starts with creating a culture of reliability where teams are engaged and supported in striving to continuously improve operations and care delivery

Operational effectiveness is key to providing high quality care. Without having a culture that supports continuous improvement initiatives, opportunities to improve patient care may be missed and departmental efforts may be siloed. Vizient works alongside service line, pharmacy and health system leaders to streamline operations systemwide.

Identify systemwide quality improvement priorities by unifying disparate clinical data

Novant Health enhances systemwide quality control

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

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Evolving a healthcare strategic partnership

Driven to continue its journey towards improved quality scores and cost-savings goals, Baptist Memorial Health Care – a 22-hospital healthcare system operating in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas – 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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Collaboration, leadership and data improve patient care

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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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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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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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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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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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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Many successes, one common thread.

All of the success stories you see here were made possible by our relentless drive to provide unique insights, innovation, bring innovation and build collaboration. It’s The Vizient Difference. And it’s the shortest distance to healthier healthcare.

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