Premier has been actively working with government organizations, members, suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure a proactive and appropriate response to the coronavirus, which is now considered a public health emergency.
What we’re saying: We are assessing the risk to our healthcare supply chain in real time and cautioning against protective hoarding of supplies. We’ve created a comprehensive information and resource website with best practices and recommendations for providers. And our clinical surveillance tool – TheraDoc – is ready to deploy real-time alerts and set population flags to identify and track patients with suspected or confirmed illness.
Last week we announced that CommonSpirit Health is partnering with Premier to clinically integrate its supply chain. CommonSpirit Health was formed in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health.
What we’re saying: CommonSpirit Health will be converting to Premier’s group purchasing organization (GPO) and will leverage Premier technology and a focused team of experts. By integrating CommonSpirit Health’s supply, pharmacy and purchased services spend with clinical utilization trends and outcomes, Premier will pinpoint operational and clinical alignment improvement opportunities with the largest return on investment while maintaining optimal patient outcomes.
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