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Supply Chain

    Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Fresenius Kabi to Secure the Supply of Sedation Drug Essential for COVID-19 Care

Premier Inc. ProvideGx™ Program Partners with Fresenius Kabi to Secure the Supply of Sedation Drug Essential for COVID-19 Care

The partnership will help stabilize the long-term supply of propofol, a medication vital for COVID-19 patient care.

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    Here’s What Hospitals Are Doing To Brace Themselves For The Coronavirus Resurgence

Here’s What Hospitals Are Doing To Brace Themselves For The Coronavirus Resurgence

Forbes | Premier reports that as healthcare systems and states nationwide are ramping up their collection of PPE, providers are finding items on backorder.

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    Why Almost Every U.S. Hospital Is Building Safety Stock of Critical Pandemic Medications

Why Almost Every U.S. Hospital Is Building Safety Stock of Critical Pandemic Medications

Experiences accessing stockpiles this spring highlighted problems associated with relying on the government for product replenishment.

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    Five Keys to Maximizing a Medication Assistance Program

Five Keys to Maximizing a Medication Assistance Program

As healthcare organizations emerge from the crisis, they’ll want to keep an eye on opportunities to simultaneously assist patients and maximize revenue.

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    As Vaccine Hopes Rise, U.S. Races to Buy Syringes to Avoid a Mask-Shortage Scenario

As Vaccine Hopes Rise, U.S. Races to Buy Syringes to Avoid a Mask-Shortage Scenario

USA Today | Premier's Chaun Powell weighs in on how a COVID-19 vaccine could impact the syringe supply chain.

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    Premier Inc. Calls for National Stockpiling Standards to Prevent Redundant Efforts, Next Wave of Product Shortages

Premier Inc. Calls for National Stockpiling Standards to Prevent Redundant Efforts, Next Wave of Product Shortages

Premier’s survey shows local efforts to build stockpiles must be supported with a national strategy to avoid redirecting supplies away from front-line caregivers.

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    Rising Coronavirus Cases Put Fresh Strain on Mask Supplies

Rising Coronavirus Cases Put Fresh Strain on Mask Supplies

The Wall Street Journal | Premier says half of more than 1,000 hospitals surveyed through mid-June reported they couldn’t get enough N95 masks to resume postponed surgeries.

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    A Crystal Ball That Forecasts Supply Needs in a Crisis

A Crystal Ball That Forecasts Supply Needs in a Crisis

What healthcare providers need is a reliable way to predict whether their supply needs will increase, decrease or level off in the future.

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    Premier Inc. Survey: Alternate Site Providers Report Increased PPE Needs but Face Challenges with Traditional Distribution Channels

Premier Inc. Survey: Alternate Site Providers Report Increased PPE Needs but Face Challenges with Traditional Distribution Channels

A Premier survey found that the majority of alternate site providers report a more than 50% increase in PPE needs since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    Made in the USA Momentum

Made in the USA Momentum

Hardware and Building Supply | Premier's Michael J. Alkire discusses the impact COVID-19 had on the supply chain.

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    Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Michael Alkire

Coronavirus Report: The Hill’s Steve Clemons interviews Michael Alkire

The Hill | The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Michael Alkire, president of Premier.

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    Premier Inc. Creates Oncology-Focused Purchasing Alliance with 20 Leading Cancer Providers to Source Branded Cancer Drugs

Premier Inc. Creates Oncology-Focused Purchasing Alliance with 20 Leading Cancer Providers to Source Branded Cancer Drugs

Premier plans to strike innovative new partnerships with pharmaceutical companies, putting branded products on negotiated contracts at competitive prices.

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    Meeting Unparalleled Demand for Critical Supplies and Drugs

Meeting Unparalleled Demand for Critical Supplies and Drugs

Premier has been largely able to meet historical medical supply demand levels, as well as a significant proportion of surge demand.

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    Recover Wasted Spend: Your Savings Strategy Starts Here

Recover Wasted Spend: Your Savings Strategy Starts Here

Purchased services can account for roughly 36 percent of total operating expense. That means approximately $400 billion can be attributed to purchased services expenses...

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    How Reopening States Will Impact Healthcare, Supply Chains

How Reopening States Will Impact Healthcare, Supply Chains

CBS Milwaukee | Mike Alkire talks about the efforts being made to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and how reopening states will impact healthcare and supply chains.

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    How The Medical Device Supply Chain Failed During Covid-19

How The Medical Device Supply Chain Failed During Covid-19

CNBC | Premier's Susan DeVore discusses challenges in the healthcare supply chain.

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    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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