Vizient® brings together quality and performance leaders to collaborate on focused problem solving designed to pinpoint opportunities and empower action on the most critical aspects of health care performance. We offer opportunities to network with like-minded members working on common issues vital to our nation's health care reform agenda while getting support from subject-matter experts and experienced collaborative advisers. We offer collaborative projects, webinars and archived web resources that combine expert-led research and insights to help you realize top-tier performance in quality, safety and cost effectiveness.

Benefits

  • Working with peers to solve important issues
  • Focusing on a variety of domains from efficiency to patient safety
  • Accessing resources to help your organization improve

Lehigh Valley Health System improves mortality index

Learn how the Vizient Enhanced Mortality Review Collaborative helped Lehigh Valley Health System identify specific areas for clinical quality performance improvement and how Vizient worked with the health system to compare its performance with similar-sized hospitals. Matt McCambridge, chief quality officer and Marlene Ritter, director of quality at Lehigh Valley Health System, discuss their participation in the Vizient Enhanced Mortality Review Collaborative and the resulting performance improvement.

Performance Improvement Collaboratives

Our Performance Improvement Collaboratives address the following essential domains:

  • Access
  • Effectiveness 
  • Efficiency 
  • Mortality
  • Patient centeredness 
  • Safety

Performance Improvement Collaboratives
Stethoscope
4,395

Reduced red blood cell transfused units
Blood Collaborative

Building
1,567

Readmissions avoided
MSPB Collaborative

Person
4,147

More patients seen
ED Throughput Collaborative

Lower Cost
10%

Reduction in O.R. supply expense
O.R. Supply Collaborative

Two People
283

Lives saved
Sepsis Collaborative

Calendar
6,421

Days avoided
Sepsis Collaborative

Outcomes data demonstrate that organizations participating in collaboratives have better results and reduce patient harm at a greater rate than nonparticipants. Experiences of participating members include:

  • A reduction in patient harm and readmissions, extending to lives saved
  • Increased revenue by eliminating potential value-based purchasing penalties imposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Examples of our collaboratives and benchmarking studies include:

  • Adverse Drug Events Improvement Collaborative Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
  • Early Recognition and Intervention for Sepsis Management Improvement Collaborative
  • Emergency Department Throughput Collaborative
  • Improving Palliative/End-of-Life Care Collaborative
  • Frequently Admitted Patient Benchmarking Study
  • The Care Continuum from Acute Episode to Clinic Collaborative

Knowledge transfer resources provide members with highlights from completed projects. Final reports for Performance Improvement Collaboratives and Benchmarking Studies as well as leading practice resources are available. These resources are located on the respective project web pages.

Vizient members have exclusive access to various performance improvement resources.

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