Vizient's podcast channels are dedicated to critical issues you face: health care strategy, performance improvement and of course, patient care.  Whether your work is focused on the here and now at the patient's bedside or looking toward the future and your organization's long-term health, our podcasts feature subject matter experts from the Vizient/Sg2 teams and your colleagues across the membership.  Subscribe to our channels on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher and new episodes will come right to your phone, tablet or computer every week.

Care to Lead

Care to Lead is your path to success! In Season 2, nursing leaders across a variety of settings and industries will share their candid stories, how they help spur nursing innovation in their respective fields and what nurses in any stage of their career can do to shape the present and future of nursing. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Barbara Seymour and brought to you by the Vizient Chief Nurse Executives Network.
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Crosswinds is a series of casual conversations with national thought leaders hosted by Tom Robertson, executive director of the Vizient Research Institute. New episodes released every month feature the brightest people in health care considering questions that others haven't thought to ask – always remarkable, never exactly what you'd expect, and having fun along the way. Crosswinds: Two old friends sitting in comfortable chairs… talking.
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Knowledge on the Go Podcast

The Vizient PI Collaboratives team hosts podcasts throughout the year on issues related to leading and managing systems, engaging your workforce and optimizing care delivery.
  •   Caring for patients where they are: Examining a successful home infusion program

    Care is moving outside the hospital at a faster and faster pace. Due to  payer mandates, shifts in sites of care to locations outside the hospital will bring an additional 18 percent expansion of patient visits to physician offices and outpatient fac..
  •   Sepsis Month: Racing to reduce readmissions

    Recent studies have demonstrated that sepsis patients have a much higher readmission risk than other common conditions such as heart failure, heart attacks, and pneumonia. The National Institutes of Health states that sepsis is a substantial healthca..
  •   Change Management

    Change management is a term bandied about a lot in industry as a whole and in the health care industry in particular. Yet, organizations struggle in carrying it out and few seem to see lasting results from their efforts. In this episode, two industry..
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Modern Practice Podcast

Modern Practice is your curbside consult with top clinicians from around the country. This exciting podcast series features medical experts sharing their ideas and approaches for the latest strategic trends and clinical challenges. Hosted by Dr. Tom Villanueva and brought to you by the Vizient Medical Leadership team.
  •   Advances in colorectal cancer screening, Pt 2

    Screening for colorectal cancer (CRC) has seen a lot of innovations, but there is still the conventional gold standard. On this episode of our award-winning podcast, Dr. Tomas Villanueva welcomes Dr. Aziz Aadam to discuss the need for early colorecta..
  •   Advances in colorectal cancer screening, Pt 1

    In this episode of the award-winning podcast Dr. Tomas Villanueva welcomes Dr. Aziz Aadam to discuss the need for early colorectal cancer (CRC) detection, which drastically increases the rate of survival, and how improvements in CRC screening are giv..
  •   Why Risk Adjustment Is So Important

    This episode of the award-winning podcast examines the importance of risk adjustment. Dr. Tomas Villanueva leads the discussion on the impact of this crucial aspect of documentation that can affect hospital outcomes.   Moderator:Tomas Villanueva, DO,..
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Sg2 Perspectives Podcast

Sg2 Perspectives brings together Sg2 experts and health care industry thought leaders to discuss popular Sg2 publications, key event takeaways and other strategic topics keeping health system leadership teams up at night. The podcast is hosted by Trevor DaRin and Kelly Richard, and new episodes will be released every other Wednesday. Contact Trevor and Kelly anytime at
  •   Innovative Strategies for Providing Care in Rural Communities

    In this week’s Sg2 Perspectives, podcast host Trevor DaRin talks about rural health care strategy with Sg2 Consulting Director Joshua Billstein. Josh discusses what our members are asking us around rural strategy and the differences between rural vs ..
  •   Unpacking New Therapeutics in the Alzheimer Disease Space

    This week on Sg2 Perspectives, podcast host Jayme Zage, PhD, is joined by Vizient Senior Principal, Pharmacy Solutions, Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, and Sg2 Senior Director Katherine Zentner to talk about the emergence of new therapeutics in the manag..
  •   Strategic Focus on the Evolving Orthopedics Landscape

    This week on Sg2 Perspectives, Sg2 Senior Director and podcast host Tori Richie is joined by Sg2 orthopedics and spine service line expert Director Donnelle Jageman to discuss the orthopedics landscape. Donnelle discusses the private equity movement ..
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VentureSprout Podcast

Hear about health care’s latest endeavors and pioneering ideas on VentureSprout, a podcast featuring spin-ups and newcos developed by Vizient members across the country. Hosted by Crystal Mullis, vice president of virtual and venture member connections, this podcast connects you to newco executives and health system founders whose innovative ideas will transform health care. Guests are participants of the Member-back Ventures, an exclusive offering of Vizient Member Networks.
  •   Froedtert, Novant, Xealth - Part 1

    “I have observed where there have been leaders in roles that introduce new technology but didn’t follow sound change management practices to build that adoption, to build that buy-in.” So says Amber Fencl, one or our guests on this episode of Venture..
  •   Memora Health and NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital - Part 2

    This episode continues the discussion with two entrepreneurs who are leading efforts to bring care seamlessly to the home through a digital approach.   Guest speakers:Manav Sevak, BSFounder and Chief Executive OfficerMemora Health   Melissa Cohen, BS..
  •   Memora Health and NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health Venture Capital - Part 1

    In the past few years, as care more and more moved outside the traditional walls of the hospital, “the one thing that was abundantly clear was that there really was no good underlying technology or infrastructure to manage and support patients in tha..
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VerifiedRx Podcast

VerifiedRx is your prescription for success! Experts from across the industry take on your frontline challenges and verify best practices for solving them. The podcast is produced by the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence and new episodes are released on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, please contact

  •   DSCSA “Ready”

    The Drug Supply Chain Security Act was designed to ensure the safety and integrity of our nation’s drug supply and prevent counterfeit medications from entering the market.  Carolyn Liptak shares her insights on DSCSA with host Gretchen Brummel and h..
  •   Invest in Yourself…Start with your Heart

    In our last episode of VerifiedRx, Lisa Hanlon, Medication Safety and Compliance Specialist at Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center and Heart Rhythm Meditation practitioner, shared the connection between medication safety and meditation by explo..
  •   Mastering Mindfulness and Meditation to Mitigate Medication Error Risk: Promoting a Present and Resilient Workforce

    Medication safety is top of mind for all pharmacy professionals, and being present and resilient is integral to safe and effective patient care. Lisa Hanlon, Medication Safety and Compliance specialist at Penn State Health, Hershey Medical Center and..
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