2013 Winner Profile

Premier Healthcare Alliance

Project Description:
PremierConnect is a big data technology platform and social networking community that allows 100,000 clinicians, supply-chain leaders and hospital executives to instantly share experiences, information and strategies based on thousands of patient outcomes. The platform houses 26 terabytes of information from on 1 in 4 U.S. patient discharges, two billion monthly claims, evidence-based best practices from 2.5 million daily transactions, and $40 billion worth of annual provider purchases, to provide an integrated look at the utilization, costs, efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. Armed with this patient-centric data, Premier Healthcare Alliance member hospitals and health systems can make better purchasing decisions, better understand where to focus care-management efforts, identify new business opportunities and be alerted to potentially harmful events, and predict the health of people in their communities. By turning terabytes of data into actionable insights, PremierConnect saved members $5 billion through improved processes and efficiencies last year alone.
Project type:
Cloud Computing Services or Software as a Service (SaaS), Databases or Data Warehouse, Social Media
Business Functions:
Supply Chain or Logistics, Customer Service or Support, IT Operations
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
Keith Figlioli, SVP of Healthcare Informatics
Susan DeVore, President & CEO
Charlotte, N.C.
Healthcare (e.g. Medical Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech)
Revenue (2012):
$919 million
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