IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc. annually recognizes academic medical center members who demonstrate excellence in efficiently delivering high-quality outpatient care with Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Awards. The winners for 2016 were announced yesterday at the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit in Dallas. The annual member event drew more than 2,200 attendees which included representatives from 350 member hospitals and health systems.
The Vizient 2016 Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award measure the quality of outpatient care in the five domains: access to care, capacity and throughput, quality and efficiency, continuum of care, and equity. The composite scoring system used patient-level data from the Vizient-AAMC Faculty Practice Solutions Center®, Vizient’s Access Initiative, core measures data, as well as data from members’ Quality and Resource Use Reports from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The 2016 winners are:
- NYU Langone Medical Center
- Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
- University of Minnesota Physicians
- Denver Health
- University of Utah Health Care
“Academic medical centers and their affiliated providers are feeling the pressure associated with the new payment and care delivery models. They must be keenly focused on the cost, quality and accessibility of care for the patients they serve in order to be successful,” said David Levine, MD, FACEP, vice president, advanced analytics and informatics. “We are pleased to recognize the recipients of the Ambulatory Care Quality and Accountability Award for their commitment in meeting these challenges head-on and in a manner that improves the quality of outcomes across the continuum of care.”
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 serves a diverse membership and customer base which includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers and represents almost $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 the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. In 2016, Vizient received a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute. Vizient headquarters is based 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.