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The Current State of PPE Costs: Are Providers Out of the Woods? 
(Premier Inc., October 11, 2021) 

PINC AI data show that over the course of the pandemic, hospitals nationwide spent more than $3B to source personal protective equipment (PPE) for worker and patient safety. However, since the high point of spending in the second quarter of 2020, PPE costs have steadily declined. Read more>

Conductiv launches Lumen, its DEI initiative connecting customers to qualified, local and diverse suppliers of 3rd-party services 
(The Journal of Healthcare Contracting, August 12, 2021) 

Conductiv (Walnut Creek, CA), the third-party spend optimization solutions provider and consolidated subsidiary of Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC) introduced Lumen, a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiative created to enable its customers to identify and implement inclusive supplier sourcing strategies.
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Premier responds to Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force recommendations 
(Premier, Inc., June 9, 2021)

Premier Inc. released a statement on the comprehensive 100-day supply chain assessment for pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) done by the Biden administration. The company says the assessment "provides a needed and important step forward in addressing vulnerabilities." Read more>