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Hospitality Food Program Keeps Pace With Changing Taste Buds

The hospitality industry has very different food needs than long-term care facilities. Provista’s food program is geared specifically to hospitality members. It features a portfolio of more than 30,000 items with an average savings up to 20%. The program is unique among GPOs.

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Holiday Shopping? Your Employees Can Get Doorbuster Savings All Year Long

Provista has a solution to stressful holiday shopping—the Employee Savings Program. Available through the “Employee Discounts by Vizient” app, the program lets Provista members, employees and families shop online for the holiday, and any other time during the year, for savings across a range of categories such as vacations, vehicles, home improvement, health and wellness, electronics, and more.

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Overpaying for Shipping? TRIOSE Explains How to Avoid It

Triose says healthcare facilities may be overpaying for shipping by as much as 100%. With transportation being a big part of the supply chain, a freight moving company can help control shipping costs and ensure products and equipment are delivered safely and securely. This Q&A explains how freight moving, logistics and courier services can provide savings across the healthcare supply chain.

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Forecast Predicts 4.92% Increase in Pharmaceutical Prices for 2019

The annual Drug Price Forecast from Vizient®, Provista’s contracting partner, points to an increase in spend for pharmaceuticals between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. The forecast predicts pricing for next year and explains the critical issues poised to affect the cost and use of pharmaceuticals.

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Making Good on the Promise of Biosimilars

Biosimilars are a newer class of drug that hold the potential to alter the healthcare landscape by offering lower prices than originator branded biologics. A biosimilar medicine is a biological medicine that’s almost an identical copy to a licensed biological medicine already in use. It’s been shown to not have any clinically meaningful differences from the original biological medicine in terms of quality, safety and efficacy. So why aren’t more available?

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Flu Season Prevention, Treatment and Resources

Stephanne Hale, PhD, RN, Director of Clinical Solutions-Sourcing Operations at Vizient, presents "Influenza (Flu) Season: Prevention, Treatment and Contracted Resources." This webinar focuses flu prevention and treatment.

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2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

This white paper reviews the background, efficacy, and safety of the 2018-2019 seasonal influenza vaccine formulations.

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The Opioid Crisis Balancing Act

The opioid crisis, now a public health emergency, is challenging non-acute providers to improve opioid stewardship and prescribing practices. At the same time, they must manage the dispensation of opioid alternatives such as high-cost analgesics, whose comparative effectiveness isn’t well understood. This forces providers into a balancing act.

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Bridging the Healthcare Data Chain One Link at a Time

Bruce Stanley, cofounder of The Stanley East Consulting Group and an adjunct MBA professor, offers five steps to help healthcare facilities manage and optimize their data. He offers guidelines to enable organizations to use data and analytic tools to meet their goals and ensure success.

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How to STOP the Flu: Clean, Disinfect and Sanitize

See the best practices and advice for cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces and items in a healthcare facility to protect against the flu and to keep germs from spreading. Also find out common cleaning mistakes, how often to clean and what facilities need to know to kill the flu virus.

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