November 5, 2020 – Vizient, Inc. (Irving, TX) announced that Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City, UT) will be expanding its relationship with Vizient beyond its current utilization of Vizient’s analytic tools to now include accessing Vizient’s group purchasing organization (GPO) portfolio.
Intermountain Healthcare already uses Vizient’s Clinical Data Base and Operational Data Base analytics to align cost and quality decisions, engage physicians in utilization and supply choices, and improve outcomes.
Intermountain will now use Vizient’s GPO portfolio for purchasing with the expectation of a decrease in current supply costs. The IDN also has the opportunity to join Vizient’s pharmacy program, including the company’s Novaplus private label program, to reduce pharmacy expenses and minimize the impact of drug shortages on their enterprise.
Intermountain is joining Vizient in conjunction with the planned acquisition of Intalere, which is anticipated to close during Q1 2021, pending standard regulatory review.