Premier Inc. Selected by CDC as a Vendor to Support SHEPheRD Program Last Updated: November 10, 2016
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, is one of 36 organizations awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support the Safety and Healthcare Epidemiology Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program.

The SHEPherRD Program aims to provide the CDC scientific, technical, and management expertise, and related services for healthcare epidemiology research. SHEPheRD’s IDIQ vehicle will allow the CDC the ability to address questions related to healthcare epidemiology prevention research broadly and specifically across five phases of translational healthcare associated infections (HAI) research.

Premier is among just 11 organizations awarded in the following two of eight domains:

  • Domain 2: Acute Inpatient Care Quality Improvement and Research Implementation Infrastructure
  • Domain 5: Healthcare Information Technology Development, Implementation and Services

“This contract provides new opportunities with the CDC to showcase our policy and research capabilities in the areas of patient safety and quality improvement,” said Roshni Ghosh, vice president Chief Medical Information Officer of Premier. “We look forward to helping the CDC accelerate their understanding of infections and illnesses across the larger healthcare market.”

As a prime IDIQ contract vendor, Premier will bid on task orders for domains 2 and 5 to continue efforts to prevent HAIs and antimicrobial resistance as well as other innovative public health prevention efforts to reduce the morbidity, mortality and costs associated with these conditions. Specifically, Premier will work to implement single and multi-center quality improvement and/or research projects in large networks of acute inpatient care facilities for domain 2. It will also aim to review, recommend and accelerate the implementation of reporting protocols for the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) under domain 5.

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.


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