Vizient data reveals inequities in care

Disparities in health are intersectional. Vizient data shows not only disparities in COVID-19 diagnoses by race, but also with age – in fact, Black and Hispanic patients between 20-60 experienced greater disparities than patients over 60. Additional insights from Vizient data show:

  • Non-compliance documentation disproportionately impacts African-Americans more than Caucasians and is positively correlated with increasing economic insecurity.
  • Both African-American and Caucasians who have documented non-compliance codes suffer worse health care outcomes than those without a code.

Empower full community health potential, where no one is disadvantaged due to circumstance

Health equity is the state in which everyone has the opportunity to attain full health potential and no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or any other socially defined circumstance1.

Advancing health equity is both a moral and business imperative for health systems. The Vizient Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 76 health systems representing 33 states, revealed that health care organizations are working quickly to define their scope of ambition to address SDOH and improve health equity for the communities they serve.


45% standardize social needs screening across all sites of care
According to Vizient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Benchmarking Study.


According to Vizient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Benchmarking Study.


59% interview community leaders to co-create initiatives
According to Vizient’s Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Benchmarking Study.

Vizient is equipping members with the data, metrics and resources they need to make empowered decisions to inform this very important work.

Leadership education 

The Health Equity Leadership Education Series reinforces why Health Equity is important for our members and features Vizient experts sharing strategies to advance health equity.

Making health equity a strategic priority

See how health equity impacts patient and community well-being and why Vizient members are making it a strategic priority in our first educational event in the series.

Supplier diversity

Our members are committed to economic development through greater supplier choice. They look to us to engage with certified minority, women and veteran business enterprises and registered small businesses that meet high quality standards to help them fulfill purchasing and healthier community goals.

Clinical Data Base

The Vizient Clinical Data Base (CBD) is the definitive health care analytics platform for performance improvement. CDB provides high-quality, accurate and transparent data on patient outcomes that enable hospitals to benchmark against peers; identify, accelerate and sustain improvements; reduce variation; and expedite data collection to fulfill agency reporting requirements.

Let’s connect to help you advance health equity in your community.

1 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States; Baciu A, Negussie Y, Geller A, et al., editors. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2017 Jan 11. Key Terms. Available from: