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Premier, Inc.'s TheraDoc(R) Named Top Clinical Surveillance Solution by KLAS

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Premier, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:PINC) TheraDoc® clinical surveillance system has been named the best-performing clinical surveillance solution by KLAS, an independent healthcare research firm.

Released last week, KLAS's 2014 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report incorporates feedback from healthcare organizations across the country on which healthcare IT vendors perform the best. TheraDoc was named a Category Leader for Clinical Decision Support –Surveillance for helping healthcare professionals deliver better patient care.

"Patient safety is the number one priority for hospitals. It's also an ever-evolving area, and clinicians are constantly challenged to not only protect patients but also adapt to new public reporting and regulatory mandates," said Keith J. Figlioli, senior vice president of healthcare informatics, Premier. "TheraDoc is a leading solution that gives the time it takes to deal with these challenges back to clinicians so they can focus on providing high-quality care."

Developed by clinicians and medical informatics experts, TheraDoc's clinical surveillance system helps providers monitor and protect patients from infections, harmful drug interactions and other adverse events. It offers secure, scalable solutions and expertise to improve antimicrobial stewardship, patient safety and care coordination, as well as reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and adhere to NHSN reporting. A real-time IT engine, TheraDoc integrates clinical data to:

  • Create clinically relevant, actionable information
  • Apply evidence-based clinical knowledge
  • Standardize workflow and communication

"Our goal has always been to help clinicians deliver a new standard of care for patients," said France Pitera, vice president of safety solutions, Premier. "We are truly honored to be working with great organizations to achieve this important goal."

Premier acquired TheraDoc in September 2014 to build on its clinical surveillance offerings and create a next-generation predictive safety solution in its integrated technology platform PremierConnect®. PremierConnect, which houses patient data on 1 in 3 U.S. hospital discharges while enabling real-time provider interactions across the nation, provides clinical surveillance expertise to approximately 1,000 facilities.

In addition, KLAS recently ranked Premier number one for its performance and experience in providing accountable care organization consulting in October 2014.

About KLAS

KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare executives and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving supplier performance. KLAS was founded in 1996, and their staff and advisory board average 25 years of healthcare information technology experience. Follow KLAS on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KLASresearch.

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. (Nasdaq:PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. 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 Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier's blog for more information about the company.

CONTACT: Morgan Bridges-Guthrie, Premier, Inc.; Morgan_Bridges@PremierInc.com; 704.816.4152

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