This article originally appeared on Modern Healthcare (http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160801/NEWS/160809997) on Aug. 1, 2016.
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 with America’s Essential Hospitals to create new models that target the unique needs of member hospitals, most of which are large, urban academic medical centers that can often find themselves financially strapped. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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