Last Updated: September 3, 2015
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Healthcare IT News: Fifty hospital and health system members of Premier across 24 states are testing, defining and scaling new strategies in a nationwide effort to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The goal is to reduce antibiotic overuse by 20 percent and implement … continued

Last Updated: September 1, 2015
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Fifty hospitals testing and scaling strategies to reduce antibiotic overuse by 20%, implement CDC’s core elements for antibiotic stewardship programs by July 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Health system members of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare … continued

Last Updated: August 31, 2015
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CHALLENGE When Jimmy Robertson joined Bothwell Regional Health Center in April 2013 as chief financial officer, the 145-bed Sedalia, MO, hospital had experienced four straight years of operating losses. The stand-alone, city-chartered facility was struggling. It needed significant cost savings. … continued

Last Updated: August 31, 2015
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CHALLENGE As an award-winning Level 1 trauma center, Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL, encourages family involvement in the healing process. Its 24/7 open visitation policy drives a steady flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic into its parking garage. … continued

Last Updated: August 31, 2015
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CHALLENGE Adrienne L Elberfeld, senior vice president, Quality and Operations Excellence, took over responsibility for regulatory and accreditation in a corporate reorganization of Cooper University Health Care in January 2014. By October, Elberfeld realized she needed “an outside set of eyes” … continued

Last Updated: August 27, 2015
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In comments submitted today, Premier urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to outpatient payment policies and quality measure reporting proposals issued in July. Responding to the calendar year (CY) 2016 outpatient prospective payment system … continued

Last Updated: August 26, 2015
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By Joe Damore, FACHE, vice president, population health management, Premier, Inc. Members of the Premier healthcare alliance commend all 353 participating care providers on the successes of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) … continued