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    Building A Real-Time Covid-19 Early-Warning System

Building A Real-Time Covid-19 Early-Warning System

Harvard Business Review | Premier has built an automated, real-time surveillance app that integrates with existing electronic health records from different companies.

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    COVID-19 May End Up Boosting Value-Based Payment

COVID-19 May End Up Boosting Value-Based Payment

Modern Healthcare | Premier's Joe Damore describes the rebirth of interest among providers in moving to capitated payments.

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    How One Health System Is Transforming in Response to Covid-19

How One Health System Is Transforming in Response to Covid-19

Harvard Business Review | Geisinger has partnered with Stanson Health, a Premier company, on a novel early-warning surveillance system for Covid-19 cases.

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    How Reopening States Will Impact Healthcare, Supply Chains

How Reopening States Will Impact Healthcare, Supply Chains

CBS Milwaukee | Mike Alkire talks about the efforts being made to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and how reopening states will impact healthcare and supply chains.

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    How The Medical Device Supply Chain Failed During Covid-19

How The Medical Device Supply Chain Failed During Covid-19

CNBC | Premier's Susan DeVore discusses challenges in the healthcare supply chain.

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    Key Deal Could Make it Easier for Hospitals to Procure PPE

Key Deal Could Make it Easier for Hospitals to Procure PPE

CNBC | Premier's Susan DeVore discusses new deal with Prestige Ameritech to enable domestic manufacturing.

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    Premier Takes Stake in Mask Maker Prestige Ameritech

Premier Takes Stake in Mask Maker Prestige Ameritech

Wall Street Journal | Premier struck a multiyear deal in an early effort to reverse decades of outsourcing of medical-equipment production.

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    Blood Shortage Looms in U.S.

Blood Shortage Looms in U.S.

MedPage Today | Supply needs will soon increase by as much as 50% in some places, according to a recent Premier survey.

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    Newsy Investigation: Health Care Workers Need More Medical Gowns

Newsy Investigation: Health Care Workers Need More Medical Gowns

Newsy | Premier's Mike Alkire discusses the strain overbuying can have on the healthcare supply chain.

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    Why Experts Still Believe in Haven’s Mission to Change Healthcare, Even Without Atul Gawande

Why Experts Still Believe in Haven’s Mission to Change Healthcare, Even Without Atul Gawande

CNBC | Innovative employers, partnered with the best providers, are most empowered to fix United States health care says Contigo's Jonathan Slotkin.

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    APM Providers More Likely to Manage Population Health During COVID-19

APM Providers More Likely to Manage Population Health During COVID-19

Modern Healthcare | More than 80% of APM participants use care management support to deal with COVID-19 patients compared to just half of providers that aren't in APMs.

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    The U.S. Drug Supply Chain in Crisis: Solutions to Shortages

The U.S. Drug Supply Chain in Crisis: Solutions to Shortages

Supply Chain Brain | Premier members discuss the challenges with drug shortages and outline several potential solutions to remedy the problem.

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    Hospitals Turn to Online Matchmakers to Swap Supplies

Hospitals Turn to Online Matchmakers to Swap Supplies

U.S. News | Our new partnership with Resilinc and Stanford Healthcare is helping hospitals track down reliable sources of supplies quickly.

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    Hospitals Struggle to Restart Lucrative Elective Care After Coronavirus Shutdowns

Hospitals Struggle to Restart Lucrative Elective Care After Coronavirus Shutdowns

The New York Times | Premier's Meg Wyatt discusses the complications hospitals might have trying to ramp up testing and start elective care post-COVID.

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    Executive with Charlotte's Premier Inc. on Using Data Technology to Fight Covid-19

Executive with Charlotte’s Premier Inc. on Using Data Technology to Fight Covid-19

Charlotte Business Journal | Premier’s COVID-19 control tower compiles and analyzes information from electronic medical records, or EMR, to flag Covid-19 symptoms and alert providers to potential surges.

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    Four Tech-Enabled Strategies Helping Providers Predict and Manage COVID-19 Cases

Four Tech-Enabled Strategies Helping Providers Predict and Manage COVID-19 Cases

HealthLeaders Media | Providers are using clinical surveillance and decision support technology to ensure early intervention and proper treatment in cases of COVID-19.

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    Amid Coronavirus Shortages, Manufacturing Face Mask Filters in China is Like Printing Money

Amid Coronavirus Shortages, Manufacturing Face Mask Filters in China is Like Printing Money

USA Today | Mike Alkire says some hospitals who are putting money down in advance for PPE shipments are receiving substandard quality products.

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    Special Report: FDA's Lax Rules on Coronavirus Blood Tests Open U.S. Market to Dubious Vendors

Special Report: FDA’s Lax Rules on Coronavirus Blood Tests Open U.S. Market to Dubious Vendors

Reuters | Premier's Meg Wyatt says false testing claims have been distracting to providers as the pressure to maximize testing capacity increases.

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    The Reopening Will Be Slower Than Expected

The Reopening Will Be Slower Than Expected

The Charlotte Ledger | There are certain actions that every employer will want to take to make sure their employees are safe, says Premier President Michael J. Alkire.

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    Painkillers, Sedatives in Short Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

Painkillers, Sedatives in Short Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

CQ Roll Coll | Data from Premier shared with CQ Roll Call shows that the use of propofol as a first-line sedative increased over 300 percent from 2019 to 2020.

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    Big Commercial Labs Given Priority for Coronavirus Testing Equipment by Feds

Big Commercial Labs Given Priority for Coronavirus Testing Equipment by Feds

CNN | Premier's Meg Wyatt says it's most efficient to send supplies to providers that can perform the most COVID-19 tests.

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