Improving patient care quality starts with identifying where variations in care delivery exist and learning how to improve outcomes while minimizing clinician burnout

Implementing quality improvement measures requires clear performance goals and benchmarks to drive accountability, as well as operational and clinical analytics to guide process improvements and care redesign efforts. Whether your organization is looking to improve patient quality scores and experiences, or striving to reduce patient harm, Vizient can support you every stage of the way.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hear from five health systems leaders on the principles that underpin high performance

We brought together CEOs from five health systems to share how they build a first-class culture by focusing on benchmarking, systemness, innovation and health equity.

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