Looking for gift ideas or just want to save money buying for yourself? The Employee Discounts by Vizient app offers big savings on everything from vacations at theme parks to date nights to sporting events like the NFL. Provista members and their families also save on items they use every day, like food, and big purchases, like new vehicles or appliances.
U.S. drug prices are about four times higher than the combined average drug prices in 11 similar countries, according to a report from the House Ways and Means Committee. The report is based on 2018 pricing for 79 drugs sold in the U.S. and 11 other countries. Drug prices were sometimes 67 times higher in the U.S. Find out what’s being done to lower costs and how Provista can help.
The Provista Employee Savings Program is now available as an iPhone or Android app. The program lets Provista members and their employees access significant savings on a wide range of products and services from national suppliers. Deals cover electronics, technology, dining and entertainment, fashion and beauty, travel, shopping, gifts and flowers, health and wellness, automotive, and more.
Starting this November, long-term care facilities must have an infection preventionist on staff. This role is intended to help curb infections, which can save lives and money. Training is available for the people responsible for infection prevention and control programs in nursing homes, which is where group purchasing organizations can lend a hand.
Creating and tracking purchase orders can be time consuming. With a materials management information system designed for healthcare, facilities can benefit from electronic purchase orders and automate some process to significantly save time.
Wearables are becoming increasingly popular with consumers who track their exercise, diets, sleep, vital signs and more. While the wearables collect a lot of data, physicians are often uncertain how to leverage them. This story shares five ways physicians can utilize wearables to benefit their patients.
Healthcare organizations understand the clinical side of the business, but they sometimes lack the expertise to gain a strong online presence. The right online approach, including a user-friendly website and digital marketing capabilities, allows facilities to reach new patients, share successes and reinforce the brand. Provista now has a leading digital agency on contract to help members expand and strengthen their digital reach.
Facilities that offer treatment for behavioral issues or addiction use many of the same products and services as traditional non-acute facilities, but they don’t have as high of a spend on med-surg products. GPOs can tap new business by meeting the specialized needs of these facilities—like having products on contract that can’t pose a risk of self-harm—and understanding these facilities’ pain points.
GPO's offer comprehensive food programs that include tens of thousands of food items across more than 100 categories. The food supply chain delivers fresh produce, organics, dairy products, and other essential food items for healthcare facilities, restaurants and casinos.