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.

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.
  •   Will Ferniany, CEO University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System (Part 2)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute and Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System return to discuss a possible role for genomics in reducing health inequities, the shortage of mental health resources, Will’s thoughts on national investments in public health and educat...

  •   Will Ferniany, CEO University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System (Part 1)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute sits down with Will Ferniany, CEO of the UAB Health System to discuss virtual patient encounters (before and after COVID) and their impact on ambulatory facility capacity, Will’s thoughts on the unique challenges facing rural health c...

  •   Marna Borgstrom, CEO Yale New Haven Health (Part 2)

    Tom Robertson, Executive Director of the Vizient Research Institute, sits down with Yale New Haven Health’s CEO, Marna Borgstrom, for a second time. Tom and Marna shift gears to discuss macroeconomic issues affecting the affordability of health care for middle class households. 

     

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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.
  •   High reliability

    One of the most compelling lessons Marcia Baker learned from a recent Vizient High Reliability and Sustainability Benchmarking Study is that “variation hides issues.” She and her colleague Sandy Cox have worked to uncover those issues and, in Sandy’s words, “Fix the problem.” On this podcast, Marcia a...

  •   Well-being: Leading your staff during a crisis – Part 2

    The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on hospitals and clinicians across the country. As the surge persists, staff stressors increase, and the relentless pressure compounds the seriousness of the problem. This episode reveals how Rush University Medical Center’s Strategic Communications department...

  •   Well-being: Leading your staff during a crisis – Part 1

    The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on clinicians across the country. As the surge persists, staff stressors increase, and the relentless pressure compounds the seriousness of the problem.  This episode reveals how a new Chief Medical Officer at Loyola Medical Center helped his staff and himself...

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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.
  •   Vaccine hesitancy among health care workers – Part 3

    On this episode, we continue our discussion on the reasons and remedies for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among the health care staff.

     

    Guest speakers:

    Michele Andrasik, PhD, EdM, MS, MA

    Senior Staff Scientist

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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  •   Vaccine hesitancy among health care workers – Part 2

    Health care workers can be hesitant to take the COVID vaccines for a number of reasons. To address this challenge, organizations can take a number of approaches, from vaccine mandates to incentive payments, yet these tactics may not really address the strong, even deep-seated, concerns staff members m...

  •   Vaccine hesitancy among health care workers – Part 1

    For a variety of reasons, from concerns about side effects to lack of trust of societal institutions, many health care workers are hesitant about taking COVID vaccinations. In this episode, Tom discusses this hesitancy with two leading experts in the health care field to examine why this response is o...

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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 Sg2Perspectives@sg2.com.
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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.
  •   Gyant and Intermountain Healthcare – Part 2

    Adapting principles from the gaming industry, Gyant has created a digital platform to create better patient experiences, improve workflow and reduce costs. Join us as we continue our discussion about this powerful front door software and the benefits health care organizations can derive from partnerin...

  •   Gyant and Intermountain Healthcare – Part 1

    On this episode, we explore the partnership between Vizient member Intermountain Healthcare and Gyant, a digital front door software for hospitals and health systems to create better patient experiences, improve workflow and reduce costs.

     

    Guest speakers:

    Michael Phillip...

  •   AristaMD and Stanford Health Care – Part 2

    Tip Kim, Chief Market Development Officer at Stanford Health Care, describes the value of e-consults in this way: “What we found was … the primary care physician had a pretty good bead on what should be done, but that additional consult … really empowered the physician to do more for [the] patient.” O...

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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 pharmacyquestions@vizientinc.com.
  •   The Drug Supply Chain Security Act: The road to patient safety

    The Drug Supply Chain Security Act was enacted in 2013 to protect patients from counterfeit, stolen or contaminated medications. It allows for the detection and removal of these drugs from the marketplace. In this podcast, we explore how frontline pharmacy staff can support compliance.

     

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  •   Rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, oh my! The antivenins for crotalid envenomation

    Summertime means snakebite time, and with it comes the critical decisions pharmacists and clinicians are faced with when choosing antivenins. In this episode, we will look at the differences and similarities between the two latest antivenins for snakebites.

     

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  •   Expedited drug reviews in the time of COVID-19 (Part 2)

    The Coronavirus pandemic has put a spotlight on drug supply and the approval process for new medications. In this episode, we will define the different expedited drug approval processes, and take a closer look at how successful these programs are in identifying drug efficacy.

     

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