GNYHA and Premier expand partnership to improve care


Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), a healthcare trade association, has expanded its partnership with Premier to implement new population health analytics and advisory services across its membership base in order to improve quality and lower costs.

GNYHA, a longtime Premier group purchasing partner and its largest owner member, will also collaborate with Premier on policy research.

The partnership has three components: analytics for population health management; advisory services for population health management; and policy research for inpatient services.

Using Premier's proprietary database, which contains information on 25 percent of all hospital discharges, Premier and GNYHA will conduct a comprehensive study of the marginal cost of individual complications of care, such as treating hospital-acquired infections.

Understanding the potential savings associated with activities to improve quality and patient safety will help hospitals strengthen those activities.

Terms of the partnership, under which GNYHA will pay Premier for the analytics, advisory services, and research over a three-year period, were not disclosed.

"This expansion of our partnership with Premier validates GNYHA's commitment to help our member hospitals in their population health journey," said GNYHA President Kenneth E. Raske. "It also affirms our faith and investment in Premier as a national leader in helping hospitals improve quality and lower costs."

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