Northern Arizona Healthcare partners with Premier to improve care delivery


Northern Arizona Healthcare partners with Premier to improve care delivery


Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) has partnered with Premier, a healthcare improvement company, to drive greater efficiency in its care delivery practices.

The agreement includes access to Premier’s group purchasing organization (GPO), integrated supply analytics and expense reduction performance services.

Employing 3,000 healthcare professionals across two hospitals and multiple ambulatory clinics, surgery and treatment centers, NAH chose to collaborate with Premier based on its approach to total cost management and quality improvement. This is NAH’s first engagement with Premier, replacing its 25-year relationship with another GPO.

“Premier’s scope, reach, technology and reputation were all key criteria in helping NAH make this important decision. We look forward to a collaborative relationship that not only takes waste out of the healthcare system, but also continually improves quality in this rapidly changing healthcare environment,” said Karan Sangha, system director of supply chain at NAH.

As part of the agreement, NAH will leverage Premier’s GPO to align and aggregate its purchasing practices.

NAH will also implement system-wide supply analytics, which are powered by the cloud-based PremierConnect performance improvement platform, to further unify purchasing activities, and standardize, integrate and analyze spend data to generate savings across its organization.

PremierConnect houses clinical data on approximately 40 percent of US patient discharges and more than $48 billion in annual purchasing information.

Additionally, Premier advisors will work with NAH to drive and sustain efficiencies that eliminate variation, streamline operations and improve outcomes in care delivery practices.

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