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 Podcast

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.
  •    Remote Patient Monitoring

    In healthcare today, with care shifting from hospitals and clinics to the home, remote patient monitoring (RPM) provides a key foundational element to the success of that transition. Health care organizations need to fully implement RPM as a vital strategy to promote health and improve patient manage...
  •    Surgical Services Throughput, Part 2

    Revenue and margins, deferred surgeries, preventive care, rising patient acuity, a maturing inpatient to outpatient shift and the persistent pressure of health inequality impact surgery volumes.   In the second part of this two-part program, Dr Jay Prystowski and Rosanne Zagone join h...
  •    Surgical Services Throughput, Part 1

    Revenue and margins, deferred surgeries, preventive care, rising patient acuity, a maturing inpatient to outpatient shift and the persistent pressure of health inequality impact surgery volumes.   In the first part of this two-part program, Dr Jay Prystowski and Rosanne Zagone join ho...
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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.
  •    The CMS Star mortality rating, Part 1

    This episode of our award-winning podcast begins a two-part series on the CMS Star Rating. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) provide the star rating system to evaluate health and drug services for the benefit of patients, enabling them to make informed care decisions. The next two ...
  •    The promise and limitations of expedited approval, Part 2

    On this episode of our award-winning podcast, Tom continues his discussion with two leading pharmacy experts on what medications and classes of medications are in expedited approval and what this means for patients in overall efficacy and safety, the benefits and the drawbacks.   Mode...
  •    The promise and limitations of expedited approval, Part 1

    During the COVID pandemic, the vaccine approval process went from eight years to a few months. In addition, the FDA has used several expedited approval pathways, starting in the 1990s with HIV treatments and continuing today. On the next two episodes, Tom talks with two leading experts on these vario...
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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
  •    Stories From the Field: Balancing Care Redesign, Disrupters and Short-term Growth

    This week on Sg2 Perspectives, host Trevor DaRin joins Sg2 Principals Brian Esser and Rebecca Limestall to share what they’ve been hearing from different health care organizations and teams as they travel around the country, talking to our members. Trevor, Brian and Rebecca discuss care redesign from...
  •    How Disrupters Are Changing the Game for the Health Care Consumer

    In today’s health care landscape, disrupters are everywhere, so this week on Sg2 Perspectives, we invited Sg2 Associate Principal Trevor DaRin and Senior Consulting Director Casi Roethler to talk to us about how these health care disrupters are changing the game. Trevor and Casi discuss the disrupter...
  •    Taking Value-Based Care Strategy to the Next Level

    Value-based care (VBC) continues to be important as a way to drive changes in how we deliver health care services. So this week on Sg2 Perspectives, we invited Sg2 Senior Advisor and VBC expert Laura Jacobs to dive deeper into the state of value-based care. Laura discusses the different components to...
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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.
  •    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, BS Founder and Chief Executive Officer Memora Health   Melissa Cohen, BS Managing Di...
  •    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 that way.” So observed Manav Sevak, one of the venture...
  •    Embracing new care models - Part 2

    This episode continues our examination of the need for health care organizations to consider new approaches to care and, particularly, care at home. A leading expert from Sg2 joins the podcast to discuss the strategic imperative of going beyond the ambulatory space to provide better patient care....
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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

Vizient recently wins a Hermes Creative Award for VerifiedRx!

Hermes Creative Awards is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, digital media production, and freelance professionals. There were about 6,500 entries from throughout the United States and 27 other countries in the Hermes Creative Awards 2022 competition.

The winning submission is available at: Rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, oh my! The antivenins for crotalid envenomation. You can also read more details in our press release.

  •    It’s in Demand: Drug Shortage Stewardship

    For decades, an ultimate solution to drug shortages has eluded healthcare professionals. A new concept that holds promise to get us closer to ending this pervasive problem is drug shortage stewardship (DSS), and on this episode, Steven Lucio takes the host role, with Gretchen Brummel and Kyle Hoeltin...
  •    No patient left behind: the race to end drug shortages

    Drug shortages continue to plague patient care and cause significant disruption at all points of the medication use process. Laura Bray, Chief Change Maker at Angels for Change, joins host Gretchen Brummel to address how positive change can be made with drug shortages.   Guest speaker...
  •    Biosimilars – How it’s going

    Dr. Shannon Smallwood, senior pharmacy executive, and Dr. Steven Lucio, senior principal in the Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence join host Gretchen Brummel to discuss dynamism in the biosimilar market and how pharmacists are compensating by evolving their interactions in a market where third-p...
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