Premier submitted a statement for the record for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled “COVID-19 Part II: Evaluating the Medical Supply Chain and Pandemic Response Gaps.” In its statement, Premier reflects on the lessons learned during the pandemic as an entity that was responsible for coordinating the supply chain needs for over 4,100 hospitals and 200,000 non-acute providers throughout the country. Premier provided the committee with recommendations for preparing for the next pandemic by:
- Incentivizing domestic manufacturing
- Developing a real-time Inventory data management system
- Strengthening the Strategic National Stockpile
Premier continues to work with Congress to develop a cohesive and holistic national strategy for addressing global pandemics and stabilizing the U.S. supply chain to respond to surge demand for critical medical supplies and drugs.