Statement on HHS OIG Report Titled, “Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23–27, 2020”
By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier Inc.
Today’s HHS Office of Inspector General report exemplifies the dire situation in hospitals that Premier has been highlighting for several weeks. It is imperative that this information be used by the government to take every action it can to increase access to and manufacturing of critical medical supplies. In addition, all parties in the supply chain must be transparent and collaborate as never before. Finally, the report underscores that we must leverage early learnings from this pandemic and take immediate steps to build the necessary healthcare infrastructure and data and analytic systems to predict, plan for and prevent these catastrophic events prior to further disease progression in additional hot spots.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.