Premier Healthcare Alliance Experts to Address Waste Reduction, Population Health, Integrated Care in August

Premier Healthcare Alliance Experts to Address Waste Reduction, Population Health, Integrated Care in August

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industry experts will address the waste reduction, population health, and integrated care activities happening across the nation in August.

Premier is a provider-owned performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 86,000-plus other sites collaborating to support the movement to high-value care. Each month, Premier member and executive experts speak around the country to inform, advocate and support healthcare delivery improvement.

Susan DeVore, Premier president and CEO, will be a panel member during the 2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Cancer Conference: Uniting Systems, Policy and Practice in Cancer Prevention and Control on August 21. She will participate in discussion around leadership in systems, policy and practice. As healthcare is our nation’s top economic issue, Premier members are leading many initiatives in their communities to improve the quality, safety and affordability of community healthcare.

Premier Senior Vice President of performance partners, Wes Champion, will share perspectives on Medicare value-based purchasing at the National Quality Colloquium on August 14 in Cambridge, Mass.

On August 31, Joe Damore, Premier vice president of engagement and delivery, will speak during the South Carolina Hospital Association CFO Forum in Hilton Head Island, S.C. He will share insight on the journey to accountable care and population management by aligning payor arrangements with new delivery models.

Barb LeBranche, and Rosemary Berg, Premier region director of member field services, will speak during the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management’s 2012 (AHRMM12) conference on August 5 in San Antonio. They will cutting waste out of the healthcare system by improving resource utilization and reducing clinical variation. Premier is also hosting booth #807 at AHRMM12, which will feature its new supply chain analytics to integrate and improve purchasing practices.

On August 3, Denise Hatzidakis, Premier chief technology officer, will speak about innovation in healthcare through technology at the 2012 Charlotte Chamber Healthcare Summit in Charlotte, N.C.

During the HFMA Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s educational event on August 24, Principal of Premier performance partners, David Dafilou, will discuss integrated care and results from health system members of ™ (Premier’s Partnership for Care Transformation), as well as their journey to accountable care. PACT unites more than 350 hospitals as they share proven best practices to eliminate waste, improve quality, and promote health and wellness across the continuum.

Premier vice president of engagement and delivery, Brent Hardaway, will provide an update on population health activities across the U.S. and address the imperative to position post-acute providers in accountable care during the 2012 Virtual Care Provider Inc. Connections Conference on August 9 in Milwaukee.

Also on August 9, Catholic Health Partners and Premier are hosting a special CDC education program from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Premier’s upcoming webinars are also free and open to the public. The next one includes a discussion on OPPE and FPPE with The Joint Commission.

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals and 86,000-plus 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. . Stay connected on , and .

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