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.