Premier Statement on New Partnership Between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase & Co Last Updated: February 2, 2018
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By Susan DeVore, CEO, Premier

Premier and its member healthcare providers are encouraged by the recent announcement of the unique partnership between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase & Co. to improve patient satisfaction and tackle the costs of care for their employees.  Employers pay about a third of U.S. healthcare costs, and we strongly support the active engagement of these companies to help transform our healthcare system to one that rewards high-quality, cost-effective care as well as superior patient experience.  Premier, together with its members, has distinguished itself at consistently testing and scaling new models of care delivery.  Moreover, our work with our members has achieved performance levels that are substantially higher than all others in the Medicare accountable care, bundled payment and value-based payment models.  We look forward to working with this new organization to transform healthcare together.

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; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.