Vizient expands capabilities in “Bill Only” surgery workflows to address clinical supply chain needs

September 16, 2021  –  Vizient, Inc (Irving, TX) announced a strategic partnership with Surgery Exchange LLC to enable greater access to a cloud-based solution for efficient surgery planning and case management for hospitals and surgery centers.

The company says that the collaboration creates both clinical and operational efficiency by eliminating manual ordering, tracking, and billing of implant “bill only” cases by streamlining the surgery workflow.

Vizient members will now have the opportunity to modernize their inventory management process for medical devices through the Surgery Exchange Platform, a comprehensive implant/bill-only process technology solution.

Vizient says that its supply partners will benefit from the ability to add other supply chain technologies and applications to the platform, which can quickly automate and complement existing processes. Additionally, the process automation benefits supply partners by reducing overall sales and general administrative (SG&A) costs,.

The company says that Surgery Exchange’s solutions are tailored to identify real-time issues, so the proactive nature of the solution can quickly mitigate those problems.

The comprehensive solution delivers better control, compliance, and patient outcomes by eliminating inaccurate implant pricing, missed reimbursements, unnecessary overnight shipping expenses, equipment rental fees for changed/canceled surgeries, lost OR time due to unavailable product, and provides visibility throughout, especially to Central Sterile Processing to track and manage loaner trays.

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