Premier Inc. Innovation Celebration Features Range of New Healthcare Products Last Updated: June 22, 2016
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) featured a range of groundbreaking healthcare products during its Innovation Celebration last night. The annual event honors industry-leading healthcare advancements and supplier commitment to innovation.

More than a dozen next generation medical innovations were showcased during the event, including advancements in lung and breast cancer screening, neonatal and scoliosis imaging, tissue management, perinatal heart rate monitoring, blood supply management and fascial closures.

The Innovation Celebration is a key element of the 2016 Premier Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, where more than 4,000 healthcare industry leaders from health systems, academic institutions, non-acute care providers and supplier organizations across the nation are in attendance this week.

“This event unites innovative organizations and healthcare leaders that are committed to solving care delivery challenges,” said Durral R. Gilbert, Premier’s president of supply chain services. “The products featured this year represent new and unique advances in the marketplace, many of them firsts of their kind, which can significantly benefit care providers and their patients. We wish to thank the individuals who participated in the selection process and all the suppliers that made this year’s program particularly successful.”

Since its inception in 2009, the Innovation Celebration has been the most successful and effective way for Premier to introduce new products to its members and encourage their use. All innovations were selected based on their uniqueness, ability to have an impact on unmet medical needs and potential to improve patient care.

Please visit Premier’s YouTube website to view descriptions of the products.

2016 Innovation Celebration participants and innovations

  • Bloodbuy: cloud-based platform connecting hospitals and blood centers
  • FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.: FDR D-EVO GL
  • GE Healthcare: Monica Novii™ Wireless Patch System
  • Hologic: Affirm™ 2D / 3D™ Imaging-guided Prone Biopsy System
  • Kubtec®: KUB® 250 Neonatal Imaging System and MOZART® System with TomoSpec® Technology
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics: ORTHO VISION™ Analyzer
  • Samsung: Ceretom Mobile Stroke Unit and WS80 with Elite 5D HEART Ultrasound
  • Siemens Healthineers: Mobile Lung Cancer Screening Vehicle
  • Skytron: iRISecure
  • Teleflex: Weck EFx Shield Fascial Closure Device
  • Visionsense: Iridium 3DHD

Any supplier, regardless of whether the company is contracted with Premier, can be considered for participation in the Innovation Celebration. Premier contracts with approximately 1,100 suppliers.

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory 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; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.


Morgan Guthrie, Premier Inc.;; 704.816.4152