|ValueConnect Connecting Hospitals To Quality, Safety
ValueConnect offers a value analysis solution to help
hospitals effectively evaluate product and treatment options to improve
quality and safety while reducing costs, Premier Healthcare Alliance
It provides Premier’s 2,300 hospital members the
opportunity to standardize an approach to value analysis across the
entire alliance, supporting the value analysis process through
automated workflow management, tracking and measuring results,
peer-to-peer collaboration and knowledge sharing.
"Premier provides the expertise, knowledge, and
technology to help us engage the right staff, build a sustainable
process, and realize true results," said Dave Bueby, McLaren Healthcare
"Premier’s resources, expertise, technology and
evidence-based data help hospitals effectively evaluate products and
treatment options and rapidly take advantage of cost savings and
quality improvements. Even more importantly, ValueConnect provides the
framework to help us function more efficiently as an alliance by
allowing Premier hospitals to capitalize on shared knowledge, minimize
redundancies and make more informed decisions," added Mike Alkire,
Premier’s Purchasing Partners president.
ValueAdvisor is the Web-based application and corner
stone of ValueConnect, offering hospitals an automated solution to
manage their value analysis processes to realize clinical and financial
A vital component to the ValueConnect solution is the
availability of value analysis experts in Premier Consulting Solutions.
As part of the ValueAdvisor implementation, Premier Consulting
Solutions conducts an assessment to provide guidance on the cultural
and process infrastructure that is critical to success.
"ValueAdvisor transparently connects the supply chain,
finance and clinical healthcare staff by providing the means to
effectively communicate as a team on product, service and care delivery
decisions," said Bill Marquardt, Premiere’s product development
and adoption vice president. "It is being developed with real-time
member input and a vision for collaboration that includes integration
of other Premier applications and the ability to share knowledge
between members throughout the alliance."
ValueConnect allows hospitals to collaborate and share
knowledge building on the best practices demonstrated from Premier
Address: Premier Healthcare AlliancePremier Inc., 2320 Cascade Pointe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208; (877) 777-1552, www.premierinc.com.