|[February 12, 2013]
Premier Healthcare Alliance Experts to Discuss 'big data' and Accountable Care
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Member and executive experts of the Premier
healthcare alliance will speak at national industry events in
February, sharing knowledge on 'big data', value-based payment,
accountable care and specialty pharmacy.
A group of Premier representatives will host a session on value-based
payment at the National
Pay for Performance Summit in San Francisco on February 19-21. They
will offer insight into the specific tactics Premier alliance members
are using, including strategies to prevent payment cuts, methods to
enhance patient experience and approaches to eliminate costs by removing
waste. The following experts will lead the session:
Susan R. Kennedy, senior quality project analyst, Mountain States
Health Alliance, Johnson City, Tenn.
Napoleon Knight, MD, medical director, Hospital Medicine and Associate
Medical Director, Quality for Carle Foundation Hospital and Physician
Group, Urbana, Ill.
Carolyn Scott, RN, vice president, Performance Partners, Premier
Monica Barrington, RN, vice president, Engagement and Delivery,
Performance Partners, Premier
Mark Hiller, vice president, Innovation Solutions, Premier
Keith J. Figlioli, Premier senior vice president of healthcare
informatics, will be a keynote speaker at IBM's (News - Alert) Big Data. Big
Solutions. Big Impact. Smarter
Analytics Leadership Summit on February 21 in New York City. He will
explain how Premier is turning data into information, insight and
intelligence for stakeholders across the healthcare community.
Premier's integrated technology platform, is the nation's largest
outcomes database housing information on 1 in 4 U.S. hospital
discharges, from 2.5 million real-time clinical transactions daily and
roughly $40 billion in annual purchases. Using this platform, providers
make data-driven, evidence-based decisions to save lives, remove waste
and coordinate care delivery.
On February 24, Premier Vice President of healthcare informatics Sean
Cassidy will discuss big data in healthcare and whether it fits into
strategic roadmaps during the CIO
Healthcare Summit in Dallas.
Alejandro Reti, MD, Premier senior director of population health, will
speak at the 2013
eHealth Initiative Annual Conference: Leading IT Forward on February
13 in Orlando, Florida. He will participate in a panel discussion on how
healthcare information technology supports accountable care
organizations (ACOs) working to identify, track and manage patient
During the Charlotte
(N.C.) Regional Technology Executives Council on February 26, Denise
Hatzidakis, Premier chief technology officer, will discuss the need for
integrated data and collaboration in healthcare.
Premier will also host the following Advisor Live® webinars,
which are free and open to the public:
role of specialty pharmacy in the ACO; February 12 from 2-3
Register here: https://events.premierinc.com/ei/getdemo.ei id=509&s=_2900RCAZ2.
Robert DaSilva, MS, director of Pharmacy Services, Veritage
Brent Priday, MHSA, MBA, senior director of managed care,
Banner Health, Phoenix
Coleen Cherici, MBA, RPh, director, pharmacy consulting,
medication management, Premier
Participants in the live webinar can receive 1.0 contact hours of
credit from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. For
complete continuing pharmacy education information, click
Mecca - is it worth it Insights on a Baldrige journey;
February 28 from 2-3 p.m. ET
Register here: https://events.premierinc.com/ei/getdemo.ei id=509&s=_4400X4YLL
Karen E. Koch, Pharm.D., MSHA, Organizational Performance
administrator, North Mississippi Health Services
Monica Ray, RN, MS, MBA, director, Performance Partners,
With 2,700 - or nearly half - of the country's acute-care hospitals and
90,000 non-acute care sites, Premier unites providers to deliver the
highest quality and most cost-effective care to patients. Alliance
representatives speak around the country each month sharing best
practices to transform healthcare.
About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National
Quality Award recipient
Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,700 U.S.
hospitals and 90,000 other sites using the power of collaboration and
technology to lead the transformation to coordinated, high-quality,
cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other
providers, Premier operates a leading healthcare purchasing network with
more than $4 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains the
nation's largest clinical, financial and outcomes database with
information on 1 in 4 patient discharges. A world leader in delivering
measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier
also has an office in Washington. https://www.premierinc.com.
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