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

13:39 EDT 11 Aug 2017 | Businesswire
Vizient, Inc.

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.

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

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