January 26, 2023 – Cardinal Health announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Palantir Technologies, a leading builder of operating systems for the modern enterprise, to design a solution that will give health systems and hospitals dynamic purchase decision insights in order to quickly improve their bottom line.
The Cardinal Health solution, which will be integrated into Foundry, Palantir’s industry-leading operating system, will deploy artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to bring together diagnosis and clinical data with real-time customer purchasing and consumption data for pharmaceutical products with best-in-class data and privacy protections. Future iterations of the tool are expected to help inform purchasing decisions for therapeutic utilization, reimbursement insights and predictive drug inventory needs – to help further improve the connection between health system purchasing and supply chain support.
As hospitals balance increases in drug expenses due to the growth of specialty therapies and biosimilars, health systems are struggling to right-size pharmacy inventory together with constantly evolving payer formulary updates. Cardinal Health’s data-driven solution will mitigate some of these challenges by analyzing real-time clinical and purchasing data to effectively create a clinically-integrated supply chain for pharmaceuticals.
A leader in the data and analytics industry, Palantir launched its Health & Life Sciences division in 2020. Since then, the company has continued to support federal, public and private organizations and is a proven leader in delivering mission-critical software across the public health supply chain.