By Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, MBA, Vice President of Quality and Safety at Premier Inc.
Premier congratulates hospitals across the nation for improving patient safety by focusing on efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions – contributing to 8,000 lives and $2.9 billion saved from 2014-2016, according to a recent AHRQ report. Hospitals in both Premier’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network and QUEST2020™ quality improvement collaborative are continuously exceeding patient safety and outcomes performance levels. In fact, QUEST2020 hospitals performed approximately 23 percent better in the FY18 CMS HAC Reduction Program. The accomplishments of Premier members, in particular, are helping to scale care transformation across the healthcare industry.
-By Madeleine Biondolillo, MD, MBA, Vice President of Quality and Safety at Premier Inc.
About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 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, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, 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
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