PremierConnect™ Recognized with CIO 100 Award for IT Innovation, Excellence

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--PremierConnect™, the Premier healthcare alliance’s integrated technology and social networking platform, has been recognized by CIO magazine as a 2013 CIO 100 award winner.

More than half of the nation’s hospitals and 100,000 other care sites have access to PremierConnect, allowing them to interact and share clinical, financial and outcomes data, as well as best practices with providers nationwide.

The CIO 100 award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology.

"For 26 years now, the CIO 100 awards have honored the innovative use of technology to deliver genuine business value," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & events. "Our 2013 winners are an outstanding example of the transformative power of IT to drive everything from revenue growth to competitive advantage."

A provider-owned performance improvement alliance, Premier combines patient data on 1 in 4 U.S. hospital discharges, two billion monthly claims, evidence-based best practices from 2.5 million daily transactions, and $40 billion worth of annual provider purchases. Alliance members benchmark this data with national standards and against one-another to make high-quality, efficient care delivery decisions.

Keith J. Figlioli, Premier senior vice president of healthcare informatics said, “With increasing pressure on providers to better manage the health of populations, being able to collaborate with and benchmark results against peers nationwide has never been more important. I’m proud to accept this award on the behalf of Premier employees and alliance members.”

Premier recently launched the Data Alliance Collaborative, a provider-led effort to accelerate and guide the sharing and development of pioneering population health management solutions.

Placing third for healthcare technology innovations on the 2012 InformationWeek 500 list, Premier was also the sole recipient of IBM’s 2012 CTO Innovation Award.

The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is one of the nation’s largest performance improvement alliances of approximately 2,900 U.S. community hospitals and 100,000 alternate sites using the power of collaboration and technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality, cost-effective care. Owned by healthcare providers, Premier operates a leading purchasing network that provided members more than $5 billion in savings in FY2012. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 U.S. patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has one of the largest performance improvement collaboratives in America, including one in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington.

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PremierConnect™ recognized with CIO 100 award for IT innovation, excellence


Premier healthcare alliance
Alven Weil, 704-816-5797