4 of the largest GPOs | 2017

The following are four of the largest group purchasing organizations ranked by annual spend volume, according to each organization's self-reported numbers.

Data was accessed Feb. 6, 2017. As the data here are self-reported, there may be discrepancies in the standardization of data collection.

1. Vizient (Irving, Texas) — $100 billion annual spend volume. Vizient, with offices in Irving, Texas, and Chicago, last year acquired MedAssets' Spend and Clinical Resource Management segment. The combined organization now serves a membership consisting of a little more than 50 percent of the nation's acute care providers. The company also serves more than 20 percent of the nation's ambulatory market. Vizient members include academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute healthcare.

2. Premier (Charlotte, N.C.) — More than $50 billion annual spend volume. Premier members include 3,750 hospitals, which account for 76 percent of U.S. community hospitals, and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. Premier combines its GPO with clinical data on 40 percent of U.S. hospital discharges, offering integrated data and analytics, supply chain and pharmacy solutions, and advisory and other services. Additionally, Premier said it offers performance improvement collaboratives, where hundreds of hospitals join forces to volunteer to work together to improve patient care. According to Premier, hospitals in these groups receive consulting and IT services from Premier to support them in their collective effort.

3. HealthTrust (Nashville, Tenn.) — $30 billion annual spend volume. Founded in 1999, HealthTrust members include 1,600 hospitals and more than 26,000 non-acute care sites in the U.S. and U.K. It offers the industry's only national committed model GPO. The company said other lines of business include HealthTrust inSight Advisory, which provides operator-informed guidance to the largest integrated delivery networks, and HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, which is the largest provider of vendor-neutral, healthcare contingent labor managed services program solutions in North America.

4. Intalere (St. Louis) — $9 billion annual spend volume. This privately owned company was established in 1986 as Amerinet, but rebranded last year as Intalere. Today, the company is substantially owned by Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. Its members include 3,734 hospitals and more than 85,000 non-acute healthcare providers. Among Intalere's core strategic business drivers are value-added services beyond contracting, as well as a committed portfolio product with best pricing. 



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