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Bon Secours Mercy Health partners with Premier Inc. on clinical innovation and integration initiatives

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | February 11, 2019 Health IT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the nation’s 20 largest health systems, has renewed and expanded its partnership with Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, to support its efforts to further innovate, grow and deliver excellent care.

The fifth largest catholic healthcare ministry in the nation serving communities along the east coast and in Ohio and Kentucky, Bon Secours Mercy Health operates 43 hospitals and 1,000 care sites, employing 2,100 physicians. As longtime Premier® members before the merger, Bon Secours and Mercy Health previously accessed Premier’s supply chain and performance improvement services. The newly-merged system, which continues to access Premier’s supply chain services, has renewed and expanded its access to Premier’s performance services. The agreement includes the PremierConnect®enterprise data warehouse and analytics platform, as well as self-service and clinical decision support analytics ministry-wide.

“We are rapidly working through harmonization across the ministry,” said Chris Hilton, Senior Vice President of Operations Finance at Bon Secours Mercy Health. “Premier’s expertise and technology capabilities will continue to support our work providing a big-picture view as well as the deep level of data and insights that allows large systems like ours to make meaningful connections. That translates into actions aimed at improving efficiency, clinical excellence and ultimately community health and well-being.”

The PremierConnect data warehouse and analytics platform will be deployed across Bon Secours Mercy Health’s facilities to integrate and align its people, processes and technologies. This includes Premier’s enterprise-wide operational, quality improvement, service line, labor benchmarking and supply chain analytics, as well as a dedicated team of subject matter experts and Premier’s newly-acquired clinical decision support capabilities that will be embedded inside Bon Secours Mercy Health’s EHR workflow.

“Today’s healthcare landscape demands that providers adopt a holistic, clinically-integrated approach to care delivery,” said Leigh Anderson, President of Performance Services at Premier. “Bon Secours Mercy Health is the latest industry leader leveraging Premier’s ‘control tower’ strategy, which is designed to monitor and manage enterprise-wide practices, as well as provide business intelligence to enable scalable improvements in quality, efficiency and costs across the largest health systems. We look forward to continuing our work with them to drive clinical, financial and operational excellence across their ministry.”

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