Premier has entered right into a two-year, $eight million contract with HHS centered on utilizing its hospital database to handle maternal morbidity and mortality.
The federal authorities at the moment depends on states to voluntarily ship copies of dying certificates to be able to observe and perceive maternal mortality, however the integrity of the info has been scrutinized over time. Premier’s database represents 45% of U.S. hospital discharges and entails maternal and toddler well being end result measures. The contract with Premier will permit HHS to leverage that knowledge and analyze danger components contributing to maternal morbidity and mortality reminiscent of racial disparities and socioeconomic components.
“We’re honored to associate with HHS, which chosen Premier for our gold-standard healthcare knowledge, unmatched measurement and analytics capabilities, and confirmed observe report of high quality enchancment. We stay up for working alongside HHS to make America the most secure place on the planet to offer start,” mentioned Susan DeVore, CEO of Premier, in a press launch.
The contract additionally entails Premier including at the least 200 hospitals to its Perinatal Collaborative, which entails hospitals working collectively on evidence-based options that enhance maternal well being. Premier launched its perinatal collaborative final July with 11 hospitals.