Community Healthcare System partners with Premier, Inc.

April 14, 2021

Premier, Inc. reported a new partnership agreement with Community Healthcare System, in which the system will have access to Premier’s supply chain services, including its group purchasing organization (GPO) and PremierConnect performance improvement technology.

Community Healthcare System also will implement Premier’s service line analytics technology, which provides insights on pharmaceutical spend and clinical trends to reduce high-cost drug utilization and improve outcomes.

“We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and health of our patients and communities across Northwest Indiana,” said Mary Ann Shacklett, Senior Vice President-Finance, Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. (parent company to Community Healthcare System). “We appreciate that Premier is aligned with that commitment and will not only enhance our overall efficiency, but also will prime Community Healthcare System for continued growth and innovation. We believe that Premier’s extensive span of contracts, innovative technology suite and partnership approach positions us for long-term success.”

As a new member of Premier, Community Healthcare System joins an alliance of health systems and will receive access to industry solutions and a team of subject-matter experts. By integrating Community Healthcare System’s supply, pharmacy and service line spend with clinical utilization trends and outcomes, Premier will pinpoint improvement opportunities.

Premier has the release.