Florida-based health system to employ PremierConnect®
pharmacy clinical surveillance and analytics across 40 hospitals to
enhance medication management, antibiotic stewardship
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Adventist Health System, a faith-based healthcare organization
headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida, has expanded its
partnership with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare
improvement company, to use pharmacy clinical surveillance and analytics
in its effort to better treat diseases.
A member of Premier for more than 20 years, Adventist
Health System uses clinical, operational and supply chain analytics
in the PremierConnect® performance improvement platform. By
expanding its partnership in 40 hospitals across nine states, Adventist
Health System will integrate Premier’s pharmacy clinical surveillance
and analytics with existing PremierConnect analytics to enhance
medication management and antibiotic stewardship.
“Patient safety has always been a top priority at Adventist Health
System,” said Loran D. Hauck, MD, chief clinical officer for Adventist
Health System. “Premier’s pharmacy clinical surveillance and analytics
solution will help our pharmacists forecast and identify opportunity
areas, prioritize next steps, document interventions and benchmark
progress across the continuum. This is particularly important as we
enhance our antimicrobial stewardship program with capabilities to
quickly identify situations where antibiotics have no clinical benefit
and reduce the emergence of antibiotic resistance.”
PremierConnect pharmacy clinical surveillance and analytics, powered
by TheraDoc®, streamline data for pharmacists to target
clinical intervention opportunities, track performance with customizable
departmental reports and alerts, and optimize drug therapies in
real-time. Providers use the solution to create or enhance antimicrobial
stewardship programs by identifying cases of antibiotic overuse,
reducing time-to-appropriate therapy and enhancing treatments for
difficult-to-treat pathogens. Additionally, the solution helps providers
adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National
Healthcare Safety Network reporting requirements.
“Adventist Health System is a leading organization that is committed to
fostering an environment where patient safety and the efficacious use of
life-saving drug therapies is a top priority,” said Leigh Anderson,
chief information officer, Premier. “We’re thrilled they chose to build
on their relationship with Premier to improve disease treatments and
reduce the administrative burden on pharmacists whose time is better
spent focusing on delivering safe and effective care.”
The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and are not
expected to materially affect Premier’s fiscal 2017 financial results.
About Premier Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company,
uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than
130,000 other provider 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
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Matters discussed in this release that are not statements of historical
or current facts, such as Adventist Health System’s anticipated use of
Premier’s performance services at expected levels, as discussed herein,
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