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How GPOs Can Help Failing Hospitals by Optimizing Cash Flow 
(Share Moving Media, Inc., September 30, 2020) 

Group Purchasing organizations, or GPOs, have become champions of healthcare providers when it comes to purchasing supplies and optimizing cash flow. Read more> 

NIH to Use Premier Healthcare Database to Evaluate Wider Health Impacts of COVID-19

(The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, July 30, 2020)
Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC) announced a data licensing agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The agreement grants researchers in the Critical Care Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center access to the Premier Healthcare Database (PHD) to conduct research on the impact of COVID-19 on patients across the U.S. Read More>

Premier Inc. Survey: Alternate Site Providers Report Increased PPE Needs but Face Challenges with Traditional Distribution Channels.
(Premier, June 24, 2020)

Majority of respondents report a more than 50 percent increase in need for personal protective equipment (PPE); Three quarters of respondents have increased their PPE budgets by 50 percent or more; Fifty-nine percent report that they are planning to, or already have, reconfigured physical space to encourage social distancing; Forty percent of the COVID-19 deaths stem from nursing homes or long-term care facilities. Read more>

Vetted Non-Traditional Suppliers Offering PPE and Other Supplies and Services 

AHRMM is collaborating with GHX using the same tools, expertise and processes leveraged by its Vendormate solutions to vet non-traditional suppliers offering PPE supplies. The Vendormate process has been in place for more than 15 years and is a trusted source of information to credential new vendors. The process includes information such as sanction searches, validating tax ids, reviewing financial snapshots and business licenses/certifications. Read more>

U of I, Carle Health Partner to create PPE Products
(Wand17, June 22, 2020) 

The University of Illinois worked with Carle Health to design personal protection equipment (PPE) and create sterilization processes for central Illinois hospitals during the pandemic. A Monday Press release said a team of engineers, physicians, researchers and designers from both organizations worked to fabricate N-95 respirator masks, disposable face shields, disposable and resuable gowns, and resuable surgical face masks. Read more

Premier Inc. and 15 Leading Health Systems Invest to Expand Domestic PPE Production Through Prestige Ameritech
(Premier, May 26, 2020) 
Premier and 15 of its members acquired a minority stake in Prestige Ameritech, the nation's larget domestic producer of face masks, as well as other personal protective equipment (PPE); Move represents a long-term strategy to invest in or partner with suppliers that source from multiple regions as well as domestic markets to help ensure that a greater proportion of healthcare products are insulated from shortages and available in times of need. Read more>