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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.

December 16, 2021

Key platform enhancements from 2021

As we wrap up the year, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect upon some of the noteworthy accomplishments introduced by our technology and production teams. The continued evolution of our solution is a...

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November 12, 2021

Supply assurance: a multi-strategy endeavor

Since COVID-19 began its spread through the American population, health care facilities with increased patient loads and new protocols have struggled with supply challenges. In the category of personal protective equipment (PPE), for instance, facilities...

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July 27, 2021

Sudden cardiac arrest avoidance through collaboration and AI

Vizient, Medtronic and Mpirik are teaming up to fight SCA An estimated 350,000 episodes of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) episodes happen annually. Without intervention, 95% of those cases result in death. Advancing at-risk patients to...

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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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