Last Updated: October 27, 2016
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Drug Topics: Many GPOs specialize in working with hospitals, long-term care facilities, or other large healthcare providers, many of which also provide ambulatory pharmacy services. For example, Premier Inc., located in Charlotte, NC, works with more than 3,700 hospitals and more (more…)

Last Updated: August 17, 2016
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The Journal of Healthcare Contracting: Durral R. Gilbert joined Premier in 2006 as vice president of supply chain operations. Today, as president of supply chain services, he leads Premier’s core supply chain business, including sourcing, contract management, operations and business analytics. (more…)

Last Updated: August 3, 2016
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Modern Healthcare: Premier will become the preferred group purchasing organization for the 275 hospitals that comprise America’s Essential Hospitals. Under terms of the agreement, Premier will provide the hospitals best practices for clinical and population health management services. Premier will also collaborate (more…)

Last Updated: August 25, 2016
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HFMA: Drug shortages contribute to rising healthcare costs. A 2014 analysis by Premier found that purchasing costlier generic substitutes for drugs in short supply drove up costs an average of $229.7 million annually. In fact, the figure is likely much higher (more…)