Federal, state and local government agencies can now engage Premier on health IT needs, as part of a federally-approved list of select IT providers

In a recent press release from Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company, has been awarded a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 70 contract, GS-35F-159GA. The GSA MAS is a streamlined resource of preferred vendors that offer the tools and expertise needed to shorten procurement cycles, ensure compliance and drive value around technology products, services and solutions for federal agencies.

“We’re excited to continue building on our partnerships with federal entities, as well as state and local governments, to harness critical health IT solutions that transform care delivery,” said Roshni Ghosh, MD, MPH, vice president, chief medical information officer at Premier. “With a focus on delivering high-value services and solutions, we believe this contract differentiates Premier in its ability to work with government agencies, adhering to specific processes and protocols in an efficient, cost-effective manner.”

Premier is now approved by the GSA to provide health IT services and solutions under the GSA IT Schedule Special Item Number (SIN) 132-56, such as for electronic health records, emerging research, health analytics, health informatics, health information exchanges, innovative solutions, personal health information management and other health IT services.

Premier’s government services team leverages expertise from leading private sector organizations and healthcare providers to improve government health system performance while successfully enabling new payment models.

In addition, Premier’s performance improvement services and solutions help government entities monitor productivity, generate flexible onsite or regional reporting, as well as provide benchmarking reports for mortality, length of stay, population health management, profitability, charge analysis and readmissions. Premier offers a variety of IT capabilities based on scope of work through its integrated performance improvement platform PremierConnect®, including clinical surveillance; clinical, operational and financial analyses; and online learning and networking.

About Premier Inc.

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as TwitterFacebookLinkedInYouTubeInstagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

Forward-looking statements

Matters discussed in this release that are not statements of historical or current facts, such as federal, state or local government agency anticipated use of Premier’s performance services under the GSA MAS 70 contract at expected levels, as discussed herein, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Premier to be materially different from historical results or from any future results or projections expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward looking statements. In addition to statements that explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements in the conditional or future tenses or that include terms such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “estimates,” “intends,” “anticipates” or “plans” to be uncertain and forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may include comments as to Premier’s beliefs and expectations as to future events and trends affecting its business and are necessarily subject to uncertainties, many of which are outside Premier’s control. More information on potential factors that could affect Premier’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Forward Looking Statements,” “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of Premier’s periodic and current filings with the SEC and available on Premier’s website at investors.premierinc.com. Forward looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Premier undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise that occur after that date.

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