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.

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.
  •   Using Data to Reduce Opioids in Orthopedics

    Lehigh Valley Health Network recently participated in a Vizient Performance Improvement Collaborative that reduced the use of opioids in orthopedic surgery. The key to success was convincing clinicians to join the initiative and fully participate. On this podcast, you’ll hear from two leaders at Lehig...

  •   Knowledge on the Go: Improving Ortho Implants

    Hospitals are constantly faced with the pressure to improve quality and outcomes while reducing costs. Keir Mitchell and Kendra Pitts from the University of Illinois highlight their achievements in establishing a utilization protocol – with appropriate resources, including implants, for the orthopedic...

  •   Knowledge on the Go: Identifying Ambulatory and Post-Acute Care Strategies to Reduce Readmissions

    Transitions of care can be arduous for clinicians and confusing to patients. Often, clinicians and patients alike face unreal expectations as to the level of care that results. As an answer, NYU Langone Health fostered better communication between clinicians in the acute-care areas and clinicians in t...

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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.
  •   Update on MACRA Rule 2021 – Part 2

    This is Part 2 of our discussion on the latest MACRA Rule for 2021. Leading experts from Sg2 discuss the issues that affect reimbursement for medical and clinical practices, including Advanced APMs and what they could mean for you.


    Guest speakers:

    Valinda Rutledge, MBA, MSN


  •   Update on MACRA Rule 2021 – Part 1

    For physician and clinician leaders, this episode provides the latest information on regulatory activities, including the final MACRA Rule for 2021, that will impact reimbursement. We will discuss changes to the Quality Payment Program, E&M Codes and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), al...

  •   Changes in E&M Codes for 2021

    Evaluation and Management Codes, used for physician billing, are crucial in capturing the precise level of care needed for accurate and full care reimbursement. In 2021, a number of changes in the rules for these codes will change how physicians bill for clinic visits. This episode will succinctly and...

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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
  •   Predictions for 2021

    Last week, Sg2 Perspectives took a look back at 2020 to review the health care industry’s major learnings and how provider organizations are applying them. This week, the same expert team - Bill Woodson, Jennifer O’Connor and Henry Soch - returns to provide you with some bold predictions for the healt...

  •   What We Learned in 2020

    In this week’s episode, Sg2’s Bill Woodson, Jennifer O’Connor and Henry Soch discuss the health care industry’s major learnings from 2020 and how leading health care provider organizations are applying those learnings to better prepare themselves for 2021 and beyond.


      Academic Medical Centers Lead the Way in Novel Partnerships

    COVID-19 continues to reveal existing gaps in the health care system; however, academic medical centers (AMCs) are leading the way in closing those gaps, as they increasingly turn to partnerships to serve populations with needs growing in depth and scope. In this week’s episode of Sg2 Perspectives, th...

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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
  •   Staying afloat in rising waters: Resiliency for frontline pharmacy workers

    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 the pharmacy director at Capital Health in New Jersey supports his staff and boos...

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