Academic hospital expands Premier relationship adding enterprise-wide performance improvement and supply chain services and analytics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The University of Louisville Hospital (UofL Hospital), an academic teaching and research hospital, has partnered with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, to drive high-value care delivery using Premier’s customized bundle of enterprise-wide performance improvement and supply chain services and analytics offerings.
The only Level 1 trauma center in the region, UofL Hospital includes the UofL Brown Cancer Center, with teams specializing in treating cancers of the central nervous system and a nationally accredited stroke center. UofL Hospital’s multi-year agreement with Premier includes access to Premier’s group purchasing services, as well as robust clinical and financial outcomes data and analytics from the PremierConnect® performance improvement platform. These analytics also complement UofL Hospital’s access to Premier’s clinical surveillance solution, powered by TheraDoc®, which it has used since 2008.
“The healthcare environment is ever-evolving, which is why we continue to remain focused on our mission of providing high-value care.” said Chris Graff, chief financial officer of UofL Hospital. “Premier’s extensive knowledge and next-generation analytics, as well as this unique opportunity to partner with other academic health systems, will help us build the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in today’s value-based payment world.”
Leveraging Premier’s comprehensive performance improvement and supply chain services, UofL Hospital will be able to safely drive reductions in the cost of care, examine care delivery utilization and variation patterns, compare outcomes against peers, understand and optimize performance under value-based purchasing, and prioritize areas for next generation performance improvement.
“Academic health systems are tasked with the unique purpose to provide exceptional care to their communities, while educating healthcare professionals and leading innovation,” says Andy Ziskind, MD, senior vice president of academic health system strategy at Premier. “The University of Louisville Hospital is a pillar in the community and we look forward to supporting their mission of improving health through research, education, clinical care and community service.”
The financial terms of the enterprise-wide agreement were not disclosed. The partnership is not expected to materially impact Premier’s fiscal 2018 financial results.
About University of Louisville Hospital
UofL Hospital, an academic teaching and research hospital, is at the heart of the Louisville Metro area in downtown Louisville. UofL Hospital offers a second-to-none cancer center, world-renowned trauma team and a uniquely streamlined, nationally accredited stroke center – the latest innovations in a history of world-class care. For more information visit https://uoflhospital.org/.
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. 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 www.premierinc.com, as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.
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