UnityPoint Health expands strategic supply chain partnership with Premier Inc.

August 16, 2021  –  UnityPoint Health has partnered with Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC) to foster optimal management of its supply chain portfolio and support high-value healthcare.

This new partnership will allow UnityPoint Health use Premier’s comprehensive offerings, including its supply chain services and group purchasing organization (GPO), PINC AI technology platform and a focused team of experts to strengthen the execution of a clinically integrated supply chain.

UnityPoint Health will also implement Premier’s service line analytics, which provide insights on pharmaceutical spend and clinical trends to reduce high-cost drug utilization and improve outcomes.

The strategic partnership builds on UnityPoint Health’s longstanding relationship with Premier. Since 2015, UnityPoint Health has leveraged clinical analytics from Premier. With this new multi-year agreement, Premier experts will support UnityPoint Health’s optimization of insights and solutions derived from Premier’s Clinical and Margin PINC AI offerings.

PINC AI encompasses Premier’s benchmarking, analytics, reporting, and clinical surveillance and decision support technologies. PINC AI provides actionable intelligence that improves outcomes, supports strong financial performance and enables success in new, alternative payment models.

The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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