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  • Building the Ideal Construction Project Team

    Building the Ideal Construction Project Team

    The list of possible challenges that could arise during the life cycle of a medical construction project are as varied as the projects themselves. However, some of the most common challenges...

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  • Biosimilars 101: Facts, Risks & Opportunities

    Biosimilars 101: Facts, Risks & Opportunities

    The emergence of biosimilars over the last few years has introduced a new competitive specialty pharmaceuticals market to combat the rising price tags on expensive biologics.

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  • The Post-Acute Care Conundrum

    The Post-Acute Care Conundrum

    With healthcare’s movement to value-based payment requiring cross-continuum patient engagement, health systems will be held increasingly accountable for the performance of post-acute care providers.

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  • Accomplishments, Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Interoperability

    Accomplishments, Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Interoperability

    How many times have you had to fill out a medical history form at the doctor’s office? Filling out the same forms and answering the same questions over and over again in each health facility you...

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  • How to Achieve Success in Purchased Services

    How to Achieve Success in Purchased Services

    There is no denying cleaning up the purchased services space can be a daunting and seemingly impossible task, but the potential savings are well worth the effort.

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  • What We Are Thankful For

    What We Are Thankful For

    3,750 hospitals… 2,200 employees… 1,200 suppliers… 130,000 other providers… (…and counting!) There’s no doubt that at Premier, we have a number of reasons to be thankful.

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  • Four Steps to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections at Your Organizations

    Four Steps to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections at Your Organizations

    Nearly two million healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occur in the U.S. each year and nearly 100,000 people die from them. Clinicians are continuously taking precautionary steps to prevent...

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  • 3 Actions Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care

    3 Actions Items to Thrive in Value-Based Care

    While we wait for the dust to settle from the presidential election, there is much uncertainty. However, we believe the movement away from pay-for-volume to pay-for-value will continue. Read more.

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  • How Can You Reduce Unnecessary Diagnostic Imaging? It’s Written in the Stars.

    How Can You Reduce Unnecessary Diagnostic Imaging? It’s Written in the Stars.

    The use of unnecessary procedures and diagnostic tests that waste time and resources is a problem that occurs every day in healthcare, and it's costing us.

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  • Total ERP Solution – The Importance of Standardized Data in the ERP Implementation

    Total ERP Solution – The Importance of Standardized Data in the ERP Implementation

    Many healthcare systems are working toward the same common goal: to share meaningful data seamlessly across the entire care continuum to help healthcare professionals make data-driven business...

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  • Five Things You Should Know About MACRA

    Five Things You Should Know About MACRA

    MACRA, MIPS, APMs, QPP…it certainly can be an alphabet soup! You have probably heard some of these acronyms before, but do you know what they mean for the future of healthcare?

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  • CMS’ Final MACRA Rule: Do You Have a MACRA Roadmap?

    CMS’ Final MACRA Rule: Do You Have a MACRA Roadmap?

    It’s finally out. The final rule implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was released today by CMS. In case you’ve been living under a rock, MACRA repeals the...

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  • Friend or Foe? Navigating New Competition

    Friend or Foe? Navigating New Competition

    A new phenomenon is happening in healthcare these days. Retailers are morphing into providers. Physicians are exploring innovative options to provide convenient and accessible care, and health...

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  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    After a long summer hiatus, Saturday Night Live aired with new episodes over the weekend. And, they absolutely crushed it with this must-see sketch on the first Presidential debate. For the first...

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  • How to Look at the Star Rating System

    How to Look at the Star Rating System

    Imagine one day, your brother was a transplant patient preparing for surgery. But a few short days, one missed diagnosis and two failed transplants later, he rejected his new liver and died in the...

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  • Healthcare: What’s Ahead in 2017 and Beyond

    Healthcare: What’s Ahead in 2017 and Beyond

    What does the future of healthcare look like? And how will election 2016 impact the industry? Susan DeVore recently shared her thoughts on these two big questions with CNBC’s Squawk Box, The...

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  • World Sepsis Day: Avoid Sepsis, Save Lives

    World Sepsis Day: Avoid Sepsis, Save Lives

    Each year on this day, people from around the world join together to raise awareness for one of the deadliest and costly diseases in healthcare today: sepsis. Sep. 13, World Sepsis Day, is...

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  • Inspire. Engage. Imagine.

    Inspire. Engage. Imagine.

    Inspire. Engage. Imagine. These three words define Premier’s vision to transform the healthcare industry. By co-innovating with our members, we are driving change from the inside out, and as the...

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  • Don’t Get Left Behind: Three Critical Questions for Mastering SEP-1 Core Measure Compliance

    Don’t Get Left Behind: Three Critical Questions for Mastering SEP-1 Core Measure Compliance

    Did you know that sepsis is more common than a heart attack, killing one person every two minutes? Or that every year, more than one million Americans fight sepsis? Despite major improvements in...

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  • Waste Not, Want Not: How to Manage Your Medical Waste

    Waste Not, Want Not: How to Manage Your Medical Waste

    Did you know that for every pound of municipal solid waste that is improperly classified as regulated medical waste, you are paying 10 times as much for disposal as you should? Healthcare waste...

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