PremierConnect Wins IBM CTO Innovation Award for Advanced Analytics in Healthcare

PremierConnect Wins IBM CTO Innovation Award for Advanced Analytics in Healthcare

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The Premier healthcare alliance has received IBM’s 2012 CTO (Chief Technology Officer) Innovation Award for ™, its integrated technology platform. Using PremierConnect, providers benchmark patient level quality and financial outcomes data with national standards and against one-another to make high-quality, efficient care delivery decisions.

Premier is the only organization to receive the CTO Innovation Award this year, which recognizes organizations that create an innovative, one-of-a-kind solution that extends the boundaries of current technology usage and provides a new vision that others may follow.

Premier received the award at the 2012 IBM Information On Demand Conference in Las Vegas. Keith J. Figlioli, Premier’s senior vice president of healthcare informatics, described the power of Premier’s partnership with IBM in building PremierConnect as a keynote speaker during the conference’s general session.

PremierConnect turns data from 2,700 hospitals, 90,000 other care sites and 400,000 physicians across Premier’s membership into meaningful information. The platform accesses the nation’s largest outcomes database, containing information from 1 in 4 U.S. hospital discharges, 2.5 million real-time clinical transactions daily and nearly $43 billion in annual purchasing data. It also enables health systems to interact within the world’s largest social healthcare network to share learnings and accelerate the adoption of best practices that improve the health of communities.

Stakeholders across a health system can benefit from PremierConnect. For example:

PremierConnect is powered by IBM information management, business analytics, enterprise content management, social business, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere software, as well as IBM Power Systems hardware to provide insights from vast amounts of data.

Premier has placed among the nation’s 100 top technology innovators on the list for three years in a row. On the 2012 list, Premier ranked 30 overall, and third in the healthcare industry.

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. . Stay connected with Premier on , and .