Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the most significant events to ever affect our world. There were countless lives lost, careers destroyed, families torn apart, and many other consequences that came about as a result of this deadly disease.

Perhaps one of the areas of industry and life that were most disrupted was in the healthcare setting. Healthcare practitioners were overwhelmed with patients for years and often had to attempt to treat these patients without adequate personal protective equipment.

Luckily, healthcare services are now being greatly improved upon through innovations driven by companies such as Vizient.

Supply Chain Hurdles

The supply chains have been strained for years now. We’ve seen constant backups at the major U.S. ports, crumbling infrastructure on many of the major roads across the country, and shortages of many key supplies for various different industries.

Overcoming these issues is no small task, but it can be done with the help of excellent companies such as Vizient.

By improving visibility across the supply chain, medical facilities can communicate instantly with suppliers, carriers, and everyone else involved in the process of delivering medical goods to hospitals and facilities.

Furthermore, Vizient can help medical facilities build resilient supply chains that can overcome any similar problems that may be encountered in the future.

Facility Growth and Change in Size

As your company either grows or reduces in number, you’ll have many challenges which you’ll need to address. Hiring and firing processes take up a ton of resources and time. Vizient can help your facility grow sustainably and thrive in a very confusing and volatile time.

Through innovations in your payment method and improvements in your documentation system, Vizient can show you how to significantly increase efficiency and reduce waste within your business. This is one of the best ways to navigate a growing company and to ensure that you are not overwhelmed by an increase in patients and staff.

Workforce Optimization

In many healthcare facilities, inefficiencies seem to be the norm, not the exception. For instance, many doctors and nurses, for various reasons, are forced to perform administrative tasks throughout the day, pulling them away from patients. This is not why these professionals went into healthcare and is not an efficient use of their time and skill. Further, forcing clinicians to fill administrative roles can lead to high turnover and difficulty in filling open positions.

Vizient can show you how to make the best use of your staff so that everyone is happy, productive, and filling the roles for which they were hired.


The COVID-19 pandemic has been a part of our lives for a few years now and there’s no telling if it’s ever going to go away. Many of the effects of the pandemic have been long lasting and have exposed weak points in our supply chains and our healthcare system operations.

By working with Vizient, healthcare facilities of all types can find ways to cut costs while delivering excellent care to patients.