Vizient® brings together quality and performance leaders to collaborate on focused problem solving designed to pinpoint performance improvement initiatives. We offer these health care collaboratives as opportunities to network with like-minded members and collaborative with subject matter experts to work on common issues vital to our nation's health care reform. 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.


  • 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.

How can our collaboratives help you?

Outcomes data demonstrate that organizations participating in health care 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)

From networking with peers and learning from work they’ve already completed to accessing resources from other projects within the program, the Vizient Performance Improvement Collaboratives and Benchmarking Studies program is sure to accelerate improvement at your organization. 

Learning and leading in access to care: An overview of member collaboratives from the AAMC and Vizient

This 30-page white paper will help leaders of health systems and ambulatory clinics understand efforts the AAMC and Vizient have conducted to improve access to care.  Download the report now.

Members’ individual performance improvement teams use our toolkit and process to guide them through each phase of the improvement cycle. Every project has an optimized timeline for completion based on its scope, and reflects our commitment to help our members improve faster, together. Examples of quality improvement initiatives:

How our collaboratives can help you

Impact of 96 fewer turnovers among employed physicians
Joy in the Workplace Collaborative


Total costs avoided due to shorter length of stay
Enhanced Mortality Review Process Collaborative


Adverse drug event-related readmissions avoided
Medication Management for Transitions in Care Collaborative

Lower Cost

Reduction in 30-day readmission rate among acute myocardial infarction patients
Improving Value-Based Care for Cardiac Patients Collaborative

Two People

Lives saved from sepsis intervention strategies
Early Recognition and Intervention for Sepsis Collaborative


Reduction in acute-care readmission rate (resulting in 1,567 fewer readmissions)
Optimizing Post-Acute Care Resources to Reduce MSPB Collaborative

Collaboration between members and experts

Comprehensive Pain Management Guide

Chronic pain and pain management continue to be drivers of health care needs for those who suffer in the U.S. With the decrease of opioids to treat pain and increased awareness of other pain management therapies, this report will guide clinicians in their work to implement a comprehensive approach to pain management as regulations evolve.

1. Gaskin DJ, Richard P. The economic costs of pain in the United States. J Pain. 2012;13(8):715-724.

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$635 billion

In the U.S., chronic pain costs as much as $635 billion per year and affects almost one-third of the population.1

Vizient members have exclusive access to various performance improvement resources.

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