Vizient announces direct-to-employer solutions for hospitals serving self-insured health plans

July 21, 2021  â€“  Vizient, Inc. (Irving, TX) announced the launch of its Direct to Employer Solutions for healthcare systems. The solutions include a national high-value network currently comprising six Vizient member health systems, direct-to-employer advisory services and connections with network administrative partners.

Vizient members participating in the initial network are:

  • BJC HealthCare
  • Emory Healthcare
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • MemorialCare Health System
  • Northwestern Medicine
  • Providence

Initially, each of the six Vizient member health systems participating in the high-value network will offer services in a bundled format through a center of excellence focused on spine, hips, knees, bariatric and cardiovascular procedures.

The center of excellence will provide patients with appropriate, high quality care, and a better patient experience, at lower total costs to their employers by eliminating duplication of diagnostic testing and reducing post-surgical complications and readmissions, says Vizient.

“We are excited to launch our first high-value network with these founding members and will be announcing additional participating health systems in the coming weeks. This analytics-enabled network will be able to measure and share key performance indicators for the care being delivered to patients within a unique workforce. As a result, employers can effectively design their health benefit plans to include leading providers who deliver high quality, cost effective care. It is a win for providers and employers as well as patients,” said Jeff Hayes, executive director of Direct to Employer Solutions for Vizient.

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