Vizient, Inc. Applauds Administration’s Heightened Focus on Opioids

IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vizient,
Inc
. applauds the Administration for declaring the opioid crisis in
America a national epidemic, drawing heightened attention to the
devastating impact of this crisis and paving the way for increased aid
to be delivered to the hardest hit communities.

Vizient has several active initiatives with its health care members to
examine the impact of opioid abuse and ways to combat the problem within
a hospital setting. Through a “call
to action
” issued by Vizient in 2016, we are bringing together
members, professional organizations and federal agencies to
collaboratively improve pain management practices and patient awareness
across the care continuum. We look forward to also working with states
and the Administration to find ways to help hospitals, their patients,
and their communities.

Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement
company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical
centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health
care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance
improvement company in the country, provides innovative data-driven
solutions, expertise and collaborative opportunities that lead to
improved patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient’s diverse membership
base includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community
hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care
providers and represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing
volume. The Vizient brand identity represents the integration of VHA
Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium and Novation, which combined in
2015, as well as MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM)
segment, including Sg2, which was acquired in 2016. In 2017, Vizient
again received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the
Ethisphere Institute. Vizient’s headquarters are in Irving, Texas, with
locations in Chicago and other cities across the United States. Please
visit www.vizientinc.com
as well as our newsroom,
blog,
Twitter,
LinkedIn
and YouTube
pages for more information about the company.

Contacts

Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961
angie.boliver@vizientinc.com