Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Clinical, Financial and Operational Transformation at National Event

Healthcare Leaders to Discuss Clinical, Financial and Operational Transformation at National Event

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Enhancing clinical outcomes, reducing healthcare-associated harm and integrating care are just a few of the best practices being shared at the Premier healthcare alliance’s upcoming .

Each summer, thousands of providers, academic institutions and suppliers network at the Breakthroughs Conference to learn practical, replicable strategies that can improve healthcare delivery. The conference will be June 11-14 this year in San Antonio. Nearly 400 health system leaders across the U.S. will head more than 150 sessions devoted to clinical, financial and operational transformation across the continuum. Specific topics include reducing readmissions, healthcare reform, community engagement, purchased services .

“Collaboration is one of the greatest learning tools available to all of us, yet probably the most under-used. Breakthroughs offers many versions and opportunities to collaborate,” said Keith Heinrich, supply chain operations leader, Alegent Creighton Health of Omaha, Neb.

Owned by providers, Premier is an alliance of 2,800 hospitals and nearly 100,000 other care facilities that collaborate, share data, test practices and put proven policies in place to improve the health of U.S. communities.

Alliance members from New York to Hawaii will share their experiences in providing high-quality, cost-effective care during sessions such as:

Executives from Premier and leaders in healthcare innovation will also speak during on strategies, trends and successes that can help attendees meet the reform challenges ahead.

Fourteen new technologies and innovations that are on their way to the healthcare marketplace will be showcased by industry suppliers during the conference’s . Selected by an alliance member committee of clinicians and other healthcare professionals, the devices and products can help providers deliver safer, more efficient healthcare.

Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO, said, “Breakthroughs is a time when industry leaders can come together and share their best practices and achievements with peers from across the country. It’s a way to open the lines of communication that are sometimes difficult to cross and interact with organizations that have developed innovative techniques in caring for people.”

Additionally, during a non-competitive 5K run/walk on the last day of the conference, Premier will donate $25 to a sanctioned local charity on behalf of each 5K participant.

Premier is the nation’s largest performance improvement alliance of more than 2,800 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other 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 with more than $5 billion in annual savings. Premier also maintains clinical, financial and outcomes databases based on 1 in every 4 patient discharges. A world leader in measurably improving patient care, Premier has 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. . Stay connected with Premier on , , and .