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GPOs on the front lines of healthcare
(The Journal of Healthcare Contracting) 

Admist an ever-changing healthcare landscape, one thing has remained constant: the value that healthcare group organizations (GPOs) provide to hospitals, other healthcare providers, and the patients they serve. Hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, and other healthcare providers are constantly being asked to do more with less. And year after year, GPOs have found new and innovative ways to help providers save money while enhancing the quality of care they provide. Read more

New analysis finds GPOs save healthcare industry and taxpayers up to $34.1 billion annually
(Healthcare Supply Chain Association, May 16, 2019)

The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA), which represents healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs), has announced a new analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which found that GPOs save the healthcare industry up to $34.1 billion annually and will reduce healthcare spending by up to $456.6 billion over the next ten years. The report found that GPOs reduce supply-related purchasing costs to nursing homes and hospitals by 13.1 percent compared to providers who do not use GPO services. Read more>

Premier Inc: 100 Billion Data Points. One Mission.
(Premier, April 8, 2019)
When it comes to solving the most complex problems in healthcare, insight makes all the difference. That's why the most successful hospitals and health systems have one thing in common: Premier. Our exclusive database and proprietary solutions, which are backed by 100 billion data points, make it easier for health systems to do what they do best. HealFirst. Read more>

How to Reign in the Cost of High-Value Implants
(Premier, February 14, 2019)
More than one million joint replacements are performed each year in the U.S., and by 2030 that number is expected to quadruple. As incidences rise, the cost of these surgeries continues to vary greatly and eat up a significant chunk of health system spending. Multiple factors influence these costs, including the price of - and lack of transparency into - high value implants. Read more>