By Susan DeVore, President and Chief Executive Officer, Premier Healthcare Alliance
Premier Inc. has a vision for smarter, more responsive healthcare that is efficient, consumer-centered and provider-led. Achieving this vision requires harnessing the vast amounts of healthcare data and applying analytics, artificial intelligence and other tools to make it actionable. This depends on interoperability, especially the ability of providers to access and aggregate information in all data systems. It is particularly important related to electronic medical record data at the point of care and within workflow. Done well, this access to and use of data can literally transform our ability to cure and prevent illness.
Premier supports and applauds the work by the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Bipartisan Policy Center. This work will help organize and empower the provider’s voice to drive faster change in achieving access to and use of data. This can create a robust and innovative landscape of applications and tools that will increase provider satisfaction and results from their health information systems. As an organization devoted to using the power of collaboration to transform our healthcare system, this work is valued and critical.
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 165,000 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.