By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Like the rest of the nation, we are eagerly awaiting the final outcome of the presidential election. In the meantime, the Premier healthcare alliance remains laser-focused on the important task at hand, which is leading the transformation to a coordinated, high-quality and cost-effective healthcare system. Regardless of who will be in the White House on January 20, the urgent issues facing our country must be addressed on a bipartisan basis. Most immediately, the enduring pandemic requires continued federal action to support front-line healthcare providers’ fight against the virus through additional relief funds and liability protections, actions to bolster our healthcare supply chain readiness, continued regulatory flexibilities and an urgent need to modernize our public health tracking systems.
Regardless of the outcome, we look to the President and Congress to press ahead on critical bipartisan healthcare policies. This includes accelerating the movement to value-based care, creating a healthier marketplace for drugs and medical devices, expanding access to health coverage, and achieving a fully interoperable health information technology infrastructure that allows secure data sharing and exchange.
Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,400 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 225,000 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.