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UNC Charlotte and Premier, Inc. Partner to Improve Population Health

April 22, 2014
UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) announced a partnership aimed at helping care providers improve population health in communities nationwide.   

The partnership will leverage UNC Charlotte’s academic expertise and unique community health technology, developed and led by UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services Professor James Studnicki, as well as the front-line experiences of healthcare providers nationwide, and the PremierConnect™ Enterprise business intelligence and enterprise-wide analytics platform. Data will be housed in the PremierConnect Enterprise cloud-based data warehouse, which is vendor and payer agnostic, to enable timelier and more interactive review and use.

“Having data in one place helps providers to develop and track more effective improvements that better target public health resources to interventions that truly benefit communities in need,” said Keith J. Figlioli, Premier senior vice president of healthcare informatics and a member of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Standards Committee. “These are the types of population health management capabilities that are central to effective accountable care organizations.”