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advancing the supply chain

aptitude is a performance improvement solution that is advancing the healthcare supply chain. By combining technology to streamline processes, analytics to improve performance, market insight for informed decision-making, and strategic partnerships that lead to new opportunities, aptitude is the foundation of a clinically-aligned supply chain.


we are aptitude

Launched in 2013, aptitude reduces the cost of healthcare and accelerates strategic partnerships.

While our roots are in online contracting, we have evolved with the needs of the industry and continuously look for ways to deliver new value – through technology, data, analytics, and market insight.

Our team of experts work collaboratively with providers and suppliers to facilitate a more clinically aligned supply chain.


"We are confident that the solutions we are developing will make a positive impact on both our supplier and provider users."
Lincoln Fellingham VP, Technology
"The operational efficiencies aptitude delivers through a simplified approach to strategic initiative planning and compliance measures creates excitement and meaningful purpose in our team's day to day work."
Sasha Fannin Senior Director, Client Engagement
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how we deliver value

In healthcare, there are many stakeholders invested in advancing the supply chain. Our innovative approach delivers value to both healthcare providers and suppliers – benefiting the industry as a whole.



  • Technology streamlines, complements processes
  • Analytics improve performance
  • Market insight for informed decision-making
  • Strategic partnerships leading to new opportunities



  • Informed strategic planning
  • Proactive cost management
  • Greater clinical alignment
  • Leverage market insight and trends



  • Ongoing analytics surface opportunities
  • Connect with clinical decision makers
  • Metrics to monitor performance
  • Navigate through business areas of Vizient

need an aptitude adjustment?

With aptitude, you can reduce healthcare costs and accelerate supply chain opportunities through a powerful combination of data, technology and people.

Many healthcare professionals – from value analysis teams to supply chain managers – have successfully embedded aptitude into their contracting process.

Since aptitude was launched in 2013, more than $2 billion in purchasing volume has flowed through the online platform.

Over 1,000 partners benefitting

60% reduction in cycle times

72 days on average to contract from start to finish

91% of users recommend aptitude

$1B+ in transaction volume

aptitude news

As an innovator in the industry, our team is frequently asked to speak at events, conferences, and published in healthcare media channels.

These recent articles showcase how we are helping to advance the healthcare supply chain.

August 15, 2023

Easy access to actionable data

As contract structures become more robust, our team continues to evolve the platform to stay in sync with the needs of healthcare providers and suppliers. For example, a contract could be created with both an...

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March 3, 2023

Domestic manufacturing delivers innovation and supply chain resiliency for aptitude members

With supply assurance and resiliency remaining a top priority for healthcare leaders, our team is diligently adding new products and suppliers to our online contracting platform to meet these evolving needs.  The post-pandemic economy continues...

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January 19, 2023

Top 3 benefits of recent homepage updates

Our team is continuously working to evolve and improve the aptitude platform. As we shared during our user forum, access22, several enhancements are in the works and have been recently deployed. One is a refresh...

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If you’re searching for greater clinical alignment, broader access to decision-makers, or a more informed and strategic contracting process, you’re in the right place.

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