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Supply Chain

    Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Hikma Pharmaceuticals to Secure the Supply of Two Drugs Essential for COVID-19 Patient Care

Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Hikma Pharmaceuticals to Secure the Supply of Two Drugs Essential for COVID-19 Patient Care

This new partnership secures supply of amiodarone and sterile water, helping to stabilize the long-term supply of two medications vital for COVID-19 patient care.

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    COVID-19 Creates New Ripples Heading Into Above-Average Hurricane Season

COVID-19 Creates New Ripples Heading Into Above-Average Hurricane Season

COVID-19 is going to force providers’ and communities’ disaster preparedness plans to considerably evolve.

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    Key Deal Could Make it Easier for Hospitals to Procure PPE

Key Deal Could Make it Easier for Hospitals to Procure PPE

CNBC | Premier's Susan DeVore discusses new deal with Prestige Ameritech to enable domestic manufacturing.

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    Premier Takes Stake in Mask Maker Prestige Ameritech

Premier Takes Stake in Mask Maker Prestige Ameritech

Wall Street Journal | Premier struck a multiyear deal in an early effort to reverse decades of outsourcing of medical-equipment production.

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    Premier Inc. and 15 Leading Health Systems Invest to Expand Domestic PPE Production Through Prestige Ameritech

Premier Inc. and 15 Leading Health Systems Invest to Expand Domestic PPE Production Through Prestige Ameritech

The arrangement is part of Premier’s strategy to work with members to invest in domestic and geographically diverse suppliers.

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    As Elective Surgeries Resume, A Spotlight on OR Efficiency

As Elective Surgeries Resume, A Spotlight on OR Efficiency

Efficiency and alignment between the operating room and supply chain are going to be paramount as elective surgeries resume.

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    Blood Shortage Looms in U.S.

Blood Shortage Looms in U.S.

MedPage Today | Supply needs will soon increase by as much as 50% in some places, according to a recent Premier survey.

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    Premier Inc. Launches New Program to Invest in Domestic and Diverse Manufacturing Capabilities

Premier Inc. Launches New Program to Invest in Domestic and Diverse Manufacturing Capabilities

Premier announced a new program to invest in domestic and geographically diverse manufacturers to ensure a robust and resilient supply chain for essential medical products.

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    Statement on the Strategic National Stockpile Executive Order

Statement on the Strategic National Stockpile Executive Order

Premier applauds today’s announcement​ augmenting the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) for future pandemics.

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    Newsy Investigation: Health Care Workers Need More Medical Gowns

Newsy Investigation: Health Care Workers Need More Medical Gowns

Newsy | Premier's Mike Alkire discusses the strain overbuying can have on the healthcare supply chain.

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    The U.S. Drug Supply Chain in Crisis: Solutions to Shortages

The U.S. Drug Supply Chain in Crisis: Solutions to Shortages

Supply Chain Brain | Premier members discuss the challenges with drug shortages and outline several potential solutions to remedy the problem.

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    Hospitals Turn to Online Matchmakers to Swap Supplies

Hospitals Turn to Online Matchmakers to Swap Supplies

U.S. News | Our new partnership with Resilinc and Stanford Healthcare is helping hospitals track down reliable sources of supplies quickly.

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    Premier Launches COVID-19 Testing Advisory Panel

Premier Launches COVID-19 Testing Advisory Panel

To assist members in their efforts to expand testing and screening, Premier has formed the COVID-19 Testing Advisory Panel.

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    Hospitals Struggle to Restart Lucrative Elective Care After Coronavirus Shutdowns

Hospitals Struggle to Restart Lucrative Elective Care After Coronavirus Shutdowns

The New York Times | Premier's Meg Wyatt discusses the complications hospitals might have trying to ramp up testing and start elective care post-COVID.

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    Premier Inc. Predictive Technology Helps Prepare for Resumption of Elective Procedures by Identifying Surges in COVID-19 Cases and Supply Needs

Premier Inc. Predictive Technology Helps Prepare for Resumption of Elective Procedures by Identifying Surges in COVID-19 Cases and Supply Needs

Premier is leveraging its technology solutions to help hospitals and health systems across the country anticipate surges in COVID-19.

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    Premier Inc. Survey: Hospitals’ COVID-19 Testing Capacity Must at Least Triple Before Elective Surgeries Can Fully Resume

Premier Inc. Survey: Hospitals’ COVID-19 Testing Capacity Must at Least Triple Before Elective Surgeries Can Fully Resume

New survey results find that healthcare facilities need to expand their current COVID-19 testing capacity by at least 211% in order to even partially resume...

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    Amid Coronavirus Shortages, Manufacturing Face Mask Filters in China is Like Printing Money

Amid Coronavirus Shortages, Manufacturing Face Mask Filters in China is Like Printing Money

USA Today | Mike Alkire says some hospitals who are putting money down in advance for PPE shipments are receiving substandard quality products.

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    Special Report: FDA's Lax Rules on Coronavirus Blood Tests Open U.S. Market to Dubious Vendors

Special Report: FDA’s Lax Rules on Coronavirus Blood Tests Open U.S. Market to Dubious Vendors

Reuters | Premier's Meg Wyatt says false testing claims have been distracting to providers as the pressure to maximize testing capacity increases.

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    Painkillers, Sedatives in Short Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

Painkillers, Sedatives in Short Supply During COVID-19 Pandemic

CQ Roll Coll | Data from Premier shared with CQ Roll Call shows that the use of propofol as a first-line sedative increased over 300 percent from 2019 to 2020.

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    Big Commercial Labs Given Priority for Coronavirus Testing Equipment by Feds

Big Commercial Labs Given Priority for Coronavirus Testing Equipment by Feds

CNN | Premier's Meg Wyatt says it's most efficient to send supplies to providers that can perform the most COVID-19 tests.

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    Blood Supply Needs to Increase As Much As 50% As Elective Procedures Return

Blood Supply Needs to Increase As Much As 50% As Elective Procedures Return

Premier and Bloodbuy conducted a nationwide survey of regional blood centers to assess the impact of canceled blood drives.

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