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Last Updated  8/3/2020

COVID-19: Premier Response And Resources

While SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are new, preparing for responses to disasters is not, especially for the seasoned experts at Premier. We are committed to meeting the needs of our member hospitals and health systems and the patients they serve.

Premier healthcare alliance: Disaster Preparedness and Response Resourcesopens in a new tab are available to help guide the Premier membership in its preparation and potential response activities for emergencies, disasters and disruptions, such as hurricanes and outbreaks. Members will find preparation checklists, proposed disaster playbooks, monthly tips, supplier, regulatory and support offerings and real-time updates during and immediately following a disaster (member login required).

Free educational and informational webinars covering timely topics.

  • COVID-19: Break the Wave with Predictive Surveillance & Decision Support (May 2)
    • COVID-19 has already disrupted modern society on a scale that most living people have never witnessed. What can we do now to mitigate future waves and better prepare for the next crisis?
    • Listen to this on-demand webinar opens in a new tab where Premier experts share a showcase of Predictive Surveillance and Decision Support technology that can:
      • Alert infection preventionists of suspected and confirmed cases.
      • Translate national guidelines into decision support for clinicians, embedded in the EMR workflow.
      • Use natural language processing and machine learning to mine clinical notes for early warning signs.
      • Predict surge, and forecast necessary supplies, staffing and beds 7-14 days in advance.
      • Share daily, enterprise-level COVID-19 insights based on integrated data sources.
      • Ryan Nellis, Chief Commercial Operations Officer, Premier
      • Robin Carver, RN, MSN, CIC, Vice President Member Engagement, Premier
  • COVID-19: Implications for Clinicians (March 18):
    • The World Health Organization has deemed COVID-19 a global pandemic, which has raised fears and confirmed what many clinicians have suspected – we need to be prepared now!
    • This webinar was designed specifically for clinicians and infection preventionists, who are the front lines in managing and mitigating the current crisis. The webinar provided the latest updates on the impact COVID-19 is having in the U.S. and specific strategies and tactics supporting early identification and mitigation of the clinical risks associated with COVID-19. Listen to the recording and download the presentation on demand here opens in a new tab.
    • Topics covered included:
      • Review of key points of knowledge needed for healthcare professionals and support staff.
      • Discussion of the most updated guidelines and guidance for prevention and control of COVID-19.
      • Overview of supply chain updates.
  • Executive Briefing: State of Supply Chain and COVID-19 (Feb. 19): 
    • This webinar provides an update on the impact of this disease in the U.S., covers specifics on the risks to our supply chain of PPE products, including N95 respirators, and makes recommendations for limiting risk for our nation’s healthcare systems and their patient populations. View the recording on demand opens in a new tab at your convenience.

Premier members are encouraged to work with their supply chain to ensure adequate inventory of needed PPE, i.e., N95 respirators, masks and other supplies (member login required) opens in a new tab. A recent survey opens in a new tab of Premier members found 86 percent are concerned about are PPE shortages due to coronavirus.

Premier’s Clinical Surveillance technology and services opens in a new tab, powered by TheraDoc, gives infection preventionists back precious time they need to stem the spread of COVID-19.