By Leigh Anderson, President of Performance Services, Premier Inc.
Premier is pleased to announce its commitment to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Antibiotic Resistance (AMR) Challenge. Premier has helped hundreds of healthcare organizations implement successful antimicrobial stewardship programs that strengthen surveillance, reduce inappropriate use and prevent the spread of resistant infections.
Using an array of data-driven solutions, research and educational services, and performance improvement collaboratives, Premier will participate in actionable, impactful, measureable and timely initiatives to further combat AMR. Specifically, Premier is committed to taking action on three of the AMR Challenge’s Core Challenge Areas: Tracking and Data, Infection Prevention and Control, and Antibiotic Use. In doing so, Premier will work to enable increased reporting of antimicrobial usage and resistance (AUR) data; leverage our deep analytics to benchmark and understand usage patterns; and apply our collaborative methodology to target, implement and measure performance improvement efforts.
We look forward to working with our member health systems and other industry partners to continue to fulfill our commitments to the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, as well as other collaborations with the CDC.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 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.