Last Updated: November 25, 2014
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Representatives of six Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) award-wining contracted suppliers talk about award benefits – what it means for their organizations to be selected as winners of supply chain awards by the healthcare improvement company. The awards were presented that the (more…)

Last Updated: November 25, 2014
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In hospitals today, there is more pressure than ever to improve quality. In the relatively new value-based purchasing environment, Medicare reimbursements are determined by a combination of patient safety indicators known as the PSI 90 Composite. Hospitals are expected to (more…)

Last Updated: February 17, 2015
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CHALLENGE Facing serious revenue and reimbursement declines, healthcare systems are targeting reduced spending on supplies and purchased services more than ever. No wonder since these costs typically make up hospitals’ second-largest expense. These serious financial pressures have also caused healthcare (more…)

Last Updated: November 20, 2014
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Tom Lake, the retired director of group purchasing for the Western Healthcare Alliance, talks about the very important role that the WHA-Adventist Health-Premier, Inc. partnership plays in helping ensure the continuing availability of healthcare services in Colorado. The partnership helps small, rural (more…)

Last Updated: November 13, 2014
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CHALLENGE In 2013, Baptist Health in Jacksonville, FL, launched a project to realign laboratory services with its brand promise as the integrated delivery network began the migration to an accountable care organization model. The organization wanted to create a lab organizational (more…)

Last Updated: November 12, 2014
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Premier Inc.’s PACER (Partnership for the Advancement of Comparative Effectiveness Review) projects use multi-disciplinary teams and collaborative clinical data to improve outcomes and reduce cost for physician preference items (PPI). Physicians are key participants. Most clinical data comes from Premier’s  QualityAdvisor™ (more…)