Last Updated: August 17, 2016
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The Journal of Healthcare Contracting: Durral R. Gilbert joined Premier in 2006 as vice president of supply chain operations. Today, as president of supply chain services, he leads Premier’s core supply chain business, including sourcing, contract management, operations and business analytics. … continued

Last Updated: August 19, 2016
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Modern Healthcare: Blair Childs, vice president of public affairs at the healthcare consulting company Premier, said moving to an alternative payment model is a big step that many providers are not ready to take. Some may just plan to stay in … continued

Last Updated: August 12, 2016
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, has named Kelly Rakowski senior vice president of Premier Performance Partners, the organization’s advisory services business. Effective Nov. 1, Rakowski will assume the responsibilities of resigning leader Wes Champion, … continued

Last Updated: August 3, 2016
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Modern Healthcare: Premier will become the preferred group purchasing organization for the 275 hospitals that comprise America’s Essential Hospitals. Under terms of the agreement, Premier will provide the hospitals best practices for clinical and population health management services. Premier will also collaborate … continued

Last Updated: August 1, 2016
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Exclusive partnership will help academic medical centers and other essential hospitals improve health care quality, reduce delivery costs and succeed in alternative payment models that promote population health Premier selected as the preferred group purchasing organization (GPO) partner for association … continued

Last Updated: August 25, 2016
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HFMA: Drug shortages contribute to rising healthcare costs. A 2014 analysis by Premier found that purchasing costlier generic substitutes for drugs in short supply drove up costs an average of $229.7 million annually. In fact, the figure is likely much higher … continued