Pediatric medical center Boston Children’s Hospital has partnered with Premier Inc. (PINC), a healthcare improvement company, to foster optimal management of its supply chain portfolio across the enterprise. The hospital signed a multi-year agreement with Premier for access to its industry-leading supply chain services, including Premier’s group purchasing organization (GPO) and PremierConnect® supply chain analytics.
As part of the implementation, Boston Children’s will leverage Premier’s vast database and knowledge of supply chain best practices to enable data-driven, evidence-based purchasing. With $60 billion in purchasing power and insights on 45 percent of U.S. hospital discharges, Premier member healthcare providers are able to attain best pricing while maintaining high-quality care.
“Premier and its more than 50 pediatric hospital members gladly welcome Boston Children’s to the alliance as our strategic partner in children’s healthcare improvement and innovation,” said David A. Hargraves, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Premier. “Premier’s insights, purchasing power, expertise and peer network are helping pediatric health systems create differentiated value for their patients. We look forward to working with Boston Children’s to design and implement a high-value supply chain system and vastly efficient care delivery model that complements the superior care they provide to their most precious patients each and every day.”