IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vizient, Inc., today announced the product categories and supplier savings opportunities available as part of its Quarter 2 National Group Buys Program available April 1 through June 30, 2018. The National Group Buys program is one of several strategic programs from Vizient designed to deliver additional cost savings to its member hospitals.
Philips Healthcare, the featured supplier for Quarter 2, is offering savings opportunities across 14 capital and imaging categories including: cardiovascular imaging systems, C-Arms, CT scanner systems, external defibrillators, general radiographic and fluoroscopy equipment, hemodynamic and electrophysiology monitors, MRI peripherals, MRI systems, non-invasive cardiology, PACS and imaging informatics, patient monitoring, PET/CT systems, radiation treatment planning software and ultrasound systems.
“We are delighted to have Philips Healthcare participate as Vizient’s featured supplier in Quarter 2,” said Brent Gee, associate vice president of strategic programs and contract services for Vizient. “Last year, member purchases of Philips capital equipment grew 26% through the Group Buys Program. Significant savings opportunities offered by Phillips and other participating suppliers will help members implement capital equipment investments in the most cost-effective manner.”
Other suppliers offering additional savings on products in the Quarter 2 National Group Buys Program include:
- GE Healthcare
- Enthermics Medical Systems
- Sizewise Rentals, LLC
- Skytron, LLC
- Cardinal Health
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- CSL Behring
- Guerbet LLC
- Kerma Medical Products
During this group buy period, participating suppliers may also offer value in the form of savings, extended parts warranty, training, leasing options, financing options, POS service discounts, and trade-in allowances.
Since 2005, members and affiliates served by Vizient have purchased more than $7 billion, with more than $2 billion in savings via the group buy program. In 2017, Vizient members realized over $638 million in savings by participating in the National Group Buys Program.
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 approximately $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 2018, 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.