IBM Premiers Healthcare Integration

Jan 11, 2011

IBM and the Premier healthcare alliance announced plans to integrate health information from across hospitals and other healthcare sites. The more than 2,400 hospitals and other healthcare sites involved hope to help improve clinical outcomes, reduce waste, and prepare for new methods of delivering care required by healthcare reform.

IBM and Premier will develop a technology platform that will support hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare providers in working together to enhance patient safety while reducing the overuse of procedures, readmissions, unnecessary ER visits, and hospital-acquired conditions.

The initiative will access Premier's clinical, financial, and operational comparative database, a compilation of inpatient data containing nearly 40% of all U.S. hospital discharges.