IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suppliers interested in participating in the Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange 2017 are encouraged to submit their applications now for the event on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. An estimated 200 selected suppliers will have a unique opportunity to showcase their innovative solutions to approximately 2000 clinicians from member hospitals that will attend and experience first-hand the problem-solving capabilities these products offer.
The Innovative Technology Exchange 2017 is a part of the Vizient Clinical Connections Summit, Sept. 12-15 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
“Suppliers who participated in the Innovative Technology Exchange last year were overwhelmingly positive about their experience,” said Debbie Archer, procurement director for Vizient. “In 2016, we held the Exchange as part of our clinical-focused member event. As a result, the Exchange drew a large number of clinicians and suppliers enjoyed the opportunity to interact with so many providers at one venue.”
“The health care providers who attended also found the Exchange experience to be unique and valuable. One of last year’s attendees said they came away from the event with insights into several new products. And, the hands-on format gave them confidence and credibility when they discussed the new products with physicians and other groups in their organization,” said Archer.
The annual Innovative Technology Exchange is part of Vizient’s Innovative Technology Program that includes a product review by member-led councils and task forces of the supplier submitted technologies. Since 2003, Vizient’s councils have reviewed more than 2200 new and innovative technologies as part of the Innovative Technology Program. This review process can result in an Innovative Technology contract with Vizient.
Suppliers of innovative solutions that deliver improvement to clinical outcomes, enhance safety or drive incremental improvements to health care business model are invited to apply to exhibit at this event.
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.