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Supply Chain

    Physician Practices Told to be Extra Cautious in Purchasing Supplies from 'Grey Market'

Physician Practices Told to be Extra Cautious in Purchasing Supplies from ’Grey Market’

FierceHealthcare | Premier has seen an uptick in grey market activity around PPE according to Premier's John Sganga.

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    The Latest Obstacle to Getting Tested? A Shortage of Swabs and Face Masks

The Latest Obstacle to Getting Tested? A Shortage of Swabs and Face Masks

The New York Times | Soumi Saha said that Premier requested additional information from the F.D.A. about how to address the swab shortage days ago.

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    Statement on Executive Order Prioritizing Health and Medical Resources for COVID-19

Statement on Executive Order Prioritizing Health and Medical Resources for COVID-19

These steps help ensure our health system's readiness by placing equal urgency on all medical supplies, resources and services.

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    Supply Shortages Force Health Systems to Devise Own Workarounds

Supply Shortages Force Health Systems to Devise Own Workarounds

The Atlanta Journal Constitution | Premier's Michael Alkire comments on the increasingly high demand for medical supplies, such as ventilators.

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    U.S. Nursing Homes Warn of Looming Shortage of Masks and Gowns

U.S. Nursing Homes Warn of Looming Shortage of Masks and Gowns

Associated Press | According to a Premier survey, nearly one-third of respondents said they had no N95 masks.

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    COVID-19 and PPE Conservation

COVID-19 and PPE Conservation

We’ve compiled best practices to help ensure worker and patient safety during extended use of PPE.

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    Hospital Workers Make Masks From Office Supplies Amid U.S. Shortage

Hospital Workers Make Masks From Office Supplies Amid U.S. Shortage

Bloomberg | More than half of hospitals had changed practices by the end of February to preserve supplies of protective equipment.

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    Hospitals Facing Coronavirus Are Running Out of Masks, Other Key Equipment

Hospitals Facing Coronavirus Are Running Out of Masks, Other Key Equipment

The Wall Street Journal | Premier's Chaun Powell comments on the volume of medical equipment hospitals are needing during the coronavirus outbreak.

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    US Hospitals are Struggling to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic

US Hospitals are Struggling to Respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Vox Media | Premier reported it had seen demand for surgical masks double from what they usually see.

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    As Coronavirus Testing Gears Up, Specialized Swabs Running Out

As Coronavirus Testing Gears Up, Specialized Swabs Running Out

Kaiser Health News | Premier's Soumi Saha says hospitals are having trouble getting enough specialized swabs for coronavirus testing.

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    Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic, Scams Involving Personal Protective Equipment Emerge

Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic, Scams Involving Personal Protective Equipment Emerge

MedTech Intelligence | Premier's Chaun Powell advises that health systems do the following to avoid being scammed during the novel coronavirus crisis.

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    On the Front Lines in the Advocacy Around Hospital Supply Chain Issues: One Expert’s View

On the Front Lines in the Advocacy Around Hospital Supply Chain Issues: One Expert’s View

Healthcare Innovation | Premier's Soumi Saha shares the latest developments around advocacy to improve the health system supply chain, at this moment in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    'We're Going to Have a Real Problem': New York's Governor Warns that the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Overwhelm Hospitals

’We’re Going to Have a Real Problem’: New York’s Governor Warns that the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Overwhelm Hospitals

Business Insider | Premier is set to survey the hospitals it works with to get a sense of how much added ICU capacity each is able to make.

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    Senior Living Facilities Lack Supply of Protective Gear, Survey Finds

Senior Living Facilities Lack Supply of Protective Gear, Survey Finds

Politico | One-third of senior living facilities don’t have a supply of specialized face masks used to protect workers from contracting the coronavirus.

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    COVID-19 Weekly Call: Updates and Q&A

COVID-19 Weekly Call: Updates and Q&A

To help the public manage the COVID-19 response effort, Premier provides weekly updates on the most relevant changes that could affect healthcare providers.

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    Surge in Coronavirus Patients Threatens to Swamp U.S. Hospitals

Surge in Coronavirus Patients Threatens to Swamp U.S. Hospitals

The Washington Post | Premier has asked the Trump administration to draw down on the national emergency stockpile of masks and earmark millions of them for nursing homes.

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    Buyer Beware: Scammers May Be Trafficking Counterfeit or Faulty Products during COVID-19

Buyer Beware: Scammers May Be Trafficking Counterfeit or Faulty Products during COVID-19

Follow our guidance to avoid paying a premium for shoddy or fake goods that could compromise patient and worker safety.

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    Premier's Recommendations to Administration's COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force

Premier’s Recommendations to Administration’s COVID-19 Supply Chain Task Force

Premier presented insights and data on supplies that are on allocation and in shortage, and recommendations to protect our supply chain.

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    Vice President Pence Meets with Hospital Executives to Talk Challenges as Coronavirus Spreads

Vice President Pence Meets with Hospital Executives to Talk Challenges as Coronavirus Spreads

Fox6 News Milwaukee | Premier's Soumi Saha says the coronavirus is already stretching hospital resources thin.

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    Statement on Presidential Executive Order Making General Use Respirators Available

Statement on Presidential Executive Order Making General Use Respirators Available

The Executive Order creates opportunity for the U.S. to increase domestic manufacturing quickly to protect the public in light of the global pandemic.

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