Premier Healthcare Alliance Experts to Discuss Health Reform, HIT, ACOs

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Experts from the Premier healthcare alliance will speak around the country in April discussing health reform, healthcare information technology (HIT), accountable care organizations (ACOs) and supply chain improvement.

Denise Hatzidakis, Premier chief technology officer, spoke at the IBM Impact Conference in Las Vegas on April 10. She discussed how Premier and IBM are using their combined industry expertise and technologies to develop a first-in-the-industry healthcare data sharing model and platform. The model will enable collaboration among hospitals, doctors and outpatient clinics in support of accountable care and performance improvement.

Premier Vice President of Business Development, Jeff Petry, will be at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s spring meeting in Wilmington, N.C., on April 15. He will discuss the HIT implications of ACOs and strategies organizations are currently taking.

Premier’s Accountable Care Implementation Collaborative recently developed an industry standard information management capability road map for coordinating accountable care. Currently, the collaborative includes 28 health systems with more than 120 hospitals and 5,000 physicians across 23 states.

On April 13, Danielle Lloyd, M.P.H., Premier senior director of reimbursement policy, will discuss payment and payor partnership models that work, as well as risk contracting in Denver during a Catholic Health Initiatives meeting. Lloyd will also be at the North Carolina Association for Healthcare Quality in Chapel Hill, N.C., on April 27 to give an update on health reform.

Daniel Dawes, Premier manager of federal affairs, will speak at the Vitaline Symposium in Danville, Pa. on April 29. He will give an update on reform, as well as discuss the impact of drug pricing, home care and other healthcare issues.

On April 14, Keith Ferguson, principal of Premier Consulting Solutions™, will speak at the Kentucky Society for Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management in Lexington, Ky. He will discuss the effect the new healthcare law will have on the supply chain.

Premier’s Senior Director of Product Management, Jim Voigtlander, will discuss ICD-10 coding at the Center for Biomedical Informatics in Philadelphia on April 29.

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

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 73,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


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