Vizient 2018 Fall Connections Summit and Innovative Technology Exchange Set for October

IRVING, Texas--()--Vizient, Inc. today announces it will host the 2018 Vizient Connections Summit, focused on clinically effective and operationally efficient strategies to improve patient outcomes and transform health care operations, Oct. 2-4 in Las Vegas. The annual fall conference will offer members, industry experts and suppliers a blended networking and educational programming agenda with strategies that will help clinicians improve patient care through clinical quality and patient safety strategies.

The event is designed for CEOs, COOs, CFOs and health care leaders in clinical, pharmacy, quality, safety and risk, as well as supply chain areas focused on improving clinical outcomes. The event agenda includes educational and interactive sessions on topics such as:

  • Care delivery improvement across the care continuum
  • Strategies for operational excellence
  • Network solutions
  • Strategic competencies
  • Trends and innovations

As part of the Summit, Vizient also will host its annual Innovative Technology Exchange on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12:30-2:45 p.m. The Exchange is a showcase of the latest in innovative health care technology designed to improve patient outcomes as well as improve patient or caregiver safety. Attendees have “hands-on” access to approximately 100 new and innovative products from 83 suppliers. New this year, the 22 products with an environmentally preferred sourcing designation (EPS) will have special signage at the event. Additionally, attendees will be able to interact with several suppliers showcasing products to assist hospitals in meeting the new regulations related to in-house pharmacy compounding. In all areas of the Exchange, attendees will be able to ask questions and offer feedback on products directly to suppliers.

“We are excited to host the Connections Summit, focused on improving care delivery, and the Innovative Technology Exchange. These events bring fresh ideas to common challenges through education and networking, as well as the latest innovations in products, that can help improve the patient care delivered by our diverse membership,” said Byron Jobe, president and chief executive officer for Vizient.

In addition to educational sessions led by industry experts, conference attendees will hear from Dr. Arlene Blum, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Her research and policy work with the institute has contributed to limiting the use of flame retardant, highly fluorinated and other harmful chemicals in healthcare products, children’s sleepwear, furniture, plastics, electronics and other products world-wide. Dr. Blum will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m.

The event’s closing keynote speaker is Retired Lieutenant General Dave Halverson. LTG Halverson retired from the United States Army after 37 years of service in various leadership positions including command at every level from battery to post command to the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command. During his last active duty assignment he transformed the business approach for the global installation management process for the army’s 154 installations. LTG Halverson will share leadership strategies that he used throughout his remarkable career.

More information about the 2017 Vizient Clinical Connections Summit can be found here:

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 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 the recently acquired MedAssets’ Spend and Clinical Resource Management (SCM) segment, which includes Sg2. 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 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 announces it will host its annual fall Connections Summit and Innovative Technology Exchange Oct, 2-4 in Las Vegas.


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