Vizient’s 2017 Connections Summit to Focus on Accelerating Supply Chain Performance

IRVING, Texas--()--Vizient, Inc. announced it will host the 2017 Vizient Connections Summit, focused on improving supply chain performance, April 4-6 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The conference will offer members, industry experts and suppliers a blended networking and educational programming agenda on strategies for supply chain management to help accelerate financial and operations performance.

The conference agenda is designed for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, supply chain executives, value analysis program facilitators, nurses, pharmacists and service line leaders with supply chain responsibility. Educational and interactive sessions will include the following topics:

  • Supply chain strategies
  • Pharmacy strategies
  • Care delivery improvement across the continuum
  • Value-based care delivery
  • Workforce strategies
  • Data use, analysis, and measurement
  • Future trends and innovations

“The Connections Summit is our annual supply chain-focused member conference. We bring our academic medical center, pediatric hospital, large IDN and community hospital members together in format designed to promote networking through member-to-member, member-to-supplier and member-to-staff connections within a learning environment,” said Jody Hatcher, president, sourcing and collaboration services.

In addition to the educational sessions led by industry experts, the conference attendees will experience a point counterpoint discussion on the politics of health care by political journalist Ronald Brownstein, former Representative of California Henry Waxman and former secretary of Health and Human Services and founder of Leavitt Partners Michael Leavitt, on Wednesday, April 5. Rear Admiral Scott Moore will speak at the conference’s closing session.

In September, Vizient will host the 2017 Clinical Connections Summit, in Denver. The fall member conference will focus on clinical, quality and performance improvement strategies.

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 and customer base 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 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 as well as our newsroom, blog, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube pages for more information about the company.


Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961

Release Summary

Vizient, Inc. announced it will host its annual member conference, the 2017 Vizient Connections Summit, focused on improving supply chain performance, April 4-6 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.


Vizient, Inc.
Angie Boliver, 972-830-7961