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Premier Investing $86 Million to Expand Data Foundation

April 29, 2010
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As part of a new plan to help hospitals leverage performance improvement and knowledge sharing under healthcare reform, Premier Healthcare Alliance is investing more than $86 million over the next three years to expand the data foundation needed to support new models of healthcare delivery that include both acute and non-acute care settings, including Accountable Care Organizations.

In addition to including new measures in informatics products to assist hospitals predict reform impact, automate measures reporting and sustain quality and cost improvements, Premier is also integrating intelligence from existing products to help hospitals with cost containment, care quality, and patient safety.

Leading the initiative is Premier’s Senior Vice President of Healthcare Informatics, Keith J. Figlioli, who cited the current lack of a “single, strategic look into performance data” incorporating “safety, productivity, utilization, supply chain efficiency and reimbursement,” which are “interrelated” under reform. He said that by using Premier’s data and collaborative capabilities, healthcare providers will be able to “gain actionable insights [using] integrated information from disparate sources.”

Owned by not-for-profit hospitals, the Premier Healthcare Alliance maintains the nation’s most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has offices in San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington.



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