Only firm to be ranked #1 in category for the second year in a row
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, was named the best Strategy, Growth and Consolidation Firm by KLAS, an industry-trusted research and insights firm, in its 2018 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report. This is the second year Premier has received the designation. Premier is the only company to have ever received this KLAS award for two consecutive years.
“Every day, we strive to help hospitals and health systems improve care delivery, address inefficiencies and generate healthy margins that allow them to continue to service communities in need,” said Kelly Rakowski, senior vice president of advisory and collaborative services, Premier. “We are honored to be recognized as a leader and trusted partner in delivering high-value care and supporting and guiding providers as they face new challenges and achieve success in today’s healthcare environment.”
Premier consultants leverage clinical and operational insights from data on approximately 45 percent of U.S. hospital discharges and tap into a community of more 100,000 healthcare professionals. These insights allow our consultants to meet the needs of healthcare organizations as embedded partners through onsite strategy and implementation support, collaborative performance improvement cohorts, 24/7 on-demand data and analytic tools, and virtual education and knowledge sharing.
KLAS ranks organizations and their solutions, according to input from the healthcare professionals who use them, by those with the broadest operational and clinical impacts on healthcare organizations.
As the leader in strategy, growth and consolidation consulting, Premier received high marks for helping healthcare organizations navigate through complex mergers, acquisitions and growth of their enterprises. This work enables effective decision-making, addresses network effectiveness and operational redundancies, aligns the physician enterprise within the health system, enhances integration between providers and payers and improves the ability to leverage growth strategies.
Additionally, Premier was named the top rated overall for healthcare management consulting in the broad healthcare specific category in KLAS’s 2017 healthcare management consulting report. The report also recognized Premier as top rated overall in value-based care, financial improvement, and strategy, growth and consolidation consulting.