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CommonSpirit Health to Enhance Chronic and Cardiovascular Care

Innovative partnership strives to address health inequalities and help improve care delivery and outcomes for cardiovascular and neurological health and patients with acute and chronic conditions across the health system.

CommonSpirit Health to Enhance Chronic and Cardiovascular Care

Charlotte, N.C., March 5, 2024 – Premier, Inc.’s PINC AI™ Applied Sciences (PAS) team is partnering with CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest non-profit health systems in the country, in a research effort aimed at gathering clinical and operational insights for a variety of disease states – including cardiovascular, neurological and acute and chronic conditions – to address the social causes of poor health and advance medical care delivery across the system’s footprint.
With a shared emphasis on increasing health equity, the partnership combines PAS’ expertise in research development and CommonSpirit’s national footprint, talent and research infrastructure, to build healthier communities by addressing disparities in research – paving the way for rapid advancements in achieving more equitable health outcomes.

Neurologic and cardiovascular disorders disproportionately affect underserved groups, including racial and ethnic minorities, rural and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. Key findings of one study conclude that more than 14 neurologic disease areas are affected by health disparities.

Another study highlighting self-reported risk factors for cardiovascular disease indicates that persons with less than a high school education were more likely to smoke and to report that they had been diagnosed with diabetes. Black men had the highest rate of smoking as well as the highest self-reported prevalence of diagnosed diabetes and high blood pressure.

“We’re thrilled to partner with CommonSpirit Health Research Institute and Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness & Health Justice to co-develop research concepts and innovative real-world solutions that can be scaled nationally,” said Denise Juliano, Group Vice President, PINC AI™ Applied Sciences. “Health inequity continues to be a pervasive problem in the U.S., one which our teams are tackling head on with research that aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to disparities in cardiovascular and neurological care. By combining PAS’ award-winning approach to research and discovery with CommonSpirit’s dedication to providing better access and more equitable outcomes, we believe we can improve the health of communities together.”

“This collaboration between PAS and CommonSpirit is significant, enabling the teams to combine robust real-world data and artificial intelligence-driven research capabilities with a common passion for addressing the social causes of poor health and advancing health justice,” said Vani Nilakantan, Ph.D., System Vice President Research, CommonSpirit Health Research Institute. “We’re excited to conduct game changing clinical research with PAS that we believe will accelerate improvements in health equity and care delivery in the U.S.”
PAS and CommonSpirit Health Research Institute are poised to make significant strides in mitigating health disparities through innovative research, expert guidance and community-driven solutions. The collaboration will focus on:

  • Harnessing innovation, prospective research, expert engagement and new technologies and solutions to advance outcomes in cardiovascular health, neurology and acute and chronic conditions across CommonSpirit’s delivery system.
  • Co-designing novel research concepts with Common Spirit Health Research Institute and the Lloyd Dean Institute for Humankindness and Health Justice based on the needs of the diverse communities and patients the system serves.
  • Convening key stakeholders including subject matter experts, community leaders, patient advocacy groups and others in the development of thought leadership that aims to ensure solutions are informed by data and also reflect the experiences and priorities of the people experiencing healthcare disparities and poor health outcomes related to cardiovascular and neurological causes.

About CommonSpirit Health

CommonSpirit Health, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the U.S. with more than 2,200 care sites in 24 states serving 20 million patients. Currently, CommonSpirit is leading clinical research in 15 states with more than 4,000 patients enrolled in more than 700 studies through the CommonSpirit Health Research Institute. The Research Institute provides the research infrastructure, data analytic and other support for research across the system. The health system’s Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness & Health Justice is on a mission to leverage the power of humankindness to address health disparities in communities across the country, address the social causes of poor health and advance health justice.

About Premier, Inc.

Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,350 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 300,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, consulting and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier 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; as well as X, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.

About the PINC AI™ Platform

PINC AI™ is the technology and services platform of Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC). With more than 20 years’ worth of cost, quality and operational data gleaned from 45 percent of U.S. hospital discharges, 2.7 billion hospital outpatient and clinic encounters and 177 million physician office visits, the PINC AI™ platform provides actionable intelligence to help improve outcomes, support improved financial performance and enable success in new, alternative payment models. PINC AI™ incorporates the 100 Top Hospitals ® Program that inspires hospital and health system leaders to pursue higher performance and deliver added value to their patients and communities. PINC AI™ offerings rely on advanced analytics to identify improvement opportunities; support award-winning Strategic Collaboratives for value-based care, maternal and infant health, workforce innovation, and health equity; and consulting services for clinical and operational design, and workflow solutions to hardwire sustainable change. The PINC AI™ platform is also the data engine powering Premier’s newest brands – Remitra® and Contigo Health®. With a leading network of provider organizations, the PINC AI™ platform accelerates ingenuity and serves as a large-scale innovation catalyst in healthcare. PINC AI™ offerings and capabilities can be followed on X and LinkedIn.

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