|[November 08, 2012]
Premier healthcare alliance Experts to Discuss Reform, Data Integration and Waste Management in November
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Each month, Premier
healthcare alliance member and executive experts speak around the
country to inform, advocate for and support care delivery reforms. This
month, they will share insights on current industry topics including
reform, data integration and waste management.
Premier President and CEO Susan DeVore will attend an Institute for
Healthcare Improvement (IHI) post-election event in Washington, D.C.
today to speak with healthcare thought leaders about where the industry
is going and help lay the groundwork for positive change. During the IHI
event titled: Out
of the Blocks: Where Does Health Care Go from Here , DeVore will
participate in a Hospital Industry panel moderated by Donald M. Berwick,
MD, MPP, former president and CEO of IHI and former CMS administrator.
Denise Hatzidakis, Premier chief information officer, will explain how
Premier is integrating its business processes with social and analytical
tools during an IBM/Perficient (News - Alert) webcast on November 16. She will also be
in Las Vegas on November 20 to present a case study overview for the use
of portal technology in conjunction with social software during
Gartner's (News - Alert) Applications Architecture, Development & Integration Summit.
Premier Vice President of portfolio strategy and design Randy Thomas
will discuss how the PremierConnect™
technology platform integrates clinical, administrative, and financial
data during an InformationWeek webcast on November 27.
IBM (News - Alert) worked with Premier, an InformationWeek
50 technology innovator, to build PremierConnect - which was
recently recognized with IBM's 2012 CTO Innovation Award. Alliance
members nationwide use the platform to make decisions based on a
holistic combination of healthcare information and analytics. It is also
an enabler for providers to interact as one in communities of common
interest, sharing learnings, data and strategies based on thousands of
patient outcomes that can be used to benefit treatment anywhere.
Premier will also host the following Advisor
Live® webinars, which are free and open to the public:
How East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) got ahead of reform and is
saving millions - occurred November 6, access the recording here:
Similar to other stand-alone providers, EAMC faced softening revenues
due to the economy and reform. In an effort to ensure their autonomy,
they initiated change that focused on eliminating waste while
continuing to deliver high-quality care. Today, they're striving,
doing much more with less by carefully analyzing data to find ways to
save money. Learn how EAMC worked with Premier to reduce waste, saving
$2.5 million last year and potentially $6.6 million this year.
Terry Andrus, president and CEO, East Alabama Medical Center
Laura Bell, assistant vice president/quality management, East
Alabama Medical Center
Laura Grill, executive vice president/administrator, East Alabama
Healthier Hospitals Initiative - sustainability and the role of
supply chain - November 28 from 2-3 p.m. ET, register here:
learn best practices from Bon Secours Health System on how to reduce
costs and serve more patients without compromising the quality of care.
Additionally on November 2, Joe Damore, Premier vice president of
integrated engagement and delivery, attended an event at the OSU Alumni
Institute in Columbus, Ohio to discuss strategies for the success in
managing population health. And, Mark Hiller, Premier vice president of
innovative solutions, will discuss bundled payment during a HFMA webinar
for its North Carolina chapter on November 8.
Premier is a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of more
than 2,700 U.S. hospitals and 90,000 other sites helping healthcare
providers improve their patient care and finances.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S.
hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and
technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality,
cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other
providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with
more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the
nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with
information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering
measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier
also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com.
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