Recognizing our unique position as a connection point between healthcare providers, suppliers and federal and state governments, the White House Administration's COVID-19 supply chain task force requested a briefing with Premier this week to learn more about the current state of health system preparedness and potential actions that could be taken to ensure a more reliable supply chain.
During the call, Premier presented unique insights and data on the supplies that are currently on allocation and in shortage, and key recommendations to protect the integrity of our acute, non-acute and pharmaceutical supply chain.
Several actions recommended by Premier's team have since been enacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week, and further ideas were implemented through the March 11 Executive Order to increase domestic manufacturing to protect the public.
Agencies on the call included:
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC)
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
- Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
- Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
- U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
- U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
- U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)
- Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
- U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Trade Representative
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
View the key insights we presented to the task force.
During COVID-19, Premier continues to act as a trusted connection point for healthcare providers, suppliers and the government. We are working 24/7 to address challenges as they occur and help our alliance of more than 4,000 hospitals and health systems and 175,000 non-acute providers access the supplies they need to serve their communities. We are also partnering with the Administration and private sector to create both short-term and long-term solutions, and sharing our insights to help inform the public understanding.
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