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Premier Launches Healthcare Innovators Collaborative

To help life sciences organizations better understand ever-evolving healthcare delivery, measurement, financing and risk, the Premier healthcare alliance has launched theHealthcare Innovators Collaborative. The collaborative shares knowledge from health systems nationwide that are implementing accountable care organizations (ACOs), as well as Premier research on care coordination, new payment models, resource utilization and more.

Five pioneering organizations specializing in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, laboratory and more have already joined the collaborative, including:

  • ARUP Laboratories Inc., Salt Lake City;
  • Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.;
  • Baxter, Deerfield, Ill.;
  • Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis;
  • Integrated Healing Technologies LLC; and
  • Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. & Ethicon Inc.

“We are honored to be part of the Healthcare Innovators Collaborative,” said Albert Rodewald, chairman and CEO of Integrated Healing Technologies LLC. “In the ever changing healthcare landscape, it is important for us, the suppliers of products, systems and services, to better understand the key issues of healthcare providers, and for Premier and its members to better understand our issues so we can jointly identify opportunities to collaborate on mutual goals.”

Charter level enrollment is limited and currently open for 14 more organizations to join the collaborative by March 31. “The rapid pace of change in the healthcare system is accelerating shifts in how our customers define value, and how we engage them to help improve their care of patients,” said Alex Azar, president of Lilly USA. “As partners in the healthcare ecosystem, leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry need to understand this emerging paradigm and how we can work together to cultivate innovative approaches to patient care. The Healthcare Innovators Collaborative will foster key dialogue on how we must all adapt to achieve our collective goal: improved outcomes for individual patients.”

The group will provide updated information on the latest healthcare reform topics, issues and legislation. Charter members will have access to insights gained through Premier’s PACT™, QUEST® and Bundled Payment Hospital and Health System Performance Improvement collaboratives. This includes information on:

  • Care delivery and integration changes;
  • New payment models;
  • Utilization;
  • Engagement and cost measurements;
  • Patint-centered medical homes;
  • Drug and device management;
  • Data warehousing, and;
  • High-value care networks.

The Healthcare Innovators Collaborative is led by a panel of experts, including representatives from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Mark Dixon Group LLC, as well as Premier’s executive leadership.

“As crucial players in healthcare, life sciences organizations are managing in an environment with new responsibilities, new questions and critical choices. This type of collaboration and innovation can help aid the sharing of best practices to identify better ways to support health systems and the communities they serve,” said Wes Champion, senior vice president of Premier Performance Partners.

To join the current charter members of the Healthcare Innovators Collaborative, please email scott_pope@premierinc.com.

Source: Premier

—Tom Finn