Premier Statement on Proposed HHS Nominee Alex Azar Last Updated: January 8, 2018
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By Susan DeVore, CEO, Premier


Premier and its members commend the President in nominating Alex Azar to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Premier has worked with Mr. Azar when he served in the Bush administration on some of the early value-based payment models pioneered by that administration, including the Hospital Quality Improvement Demonstration project.  We know from that work he understands the need to move away from the perverse incentives in the Medicare fee-for-service payment system and to do so in a fashion that incents high quality care.  He also appreciates the need to have access to healthcare data and interoperability of health information systems. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Azar once confirmed.

Read Susan’s letter to the Senate Finance Committee Urging Confirmation of Azar as Secretary of HHS.

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