By Michael J. Alkire, President and CEO, Premier Inc.
Premier is inspired to see the comprehensive whole-of-government approach by the Biden-Harris Administration to improve the health and wellbeing of mothers and infants in America. This blueprint reflects important steps the administration is taking to accomplish this goal, including launching the Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Data and Analysis Initiative.
Premier is proud to be a partner with HHS in using our comprehensive data and our work with 220 hospitals in all 50 states and D.C. to measure outcomes for both mothers and babies. The collaborative of 220 hospitals will also measure the performance improvement steps and best practices that are driving those results. This work using standardized data and a data-driven performance improvement collaborative of leading hospitals will provide real-world evidence that will improve the health of mothers and families and reduce healthcare disparities.