Premier signs 3 yr supply contract with Siemens Healthcare

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. has signed a three-year supply contract with Premier Purchasing Partners USA.

Under the agreement, Siemens Healthcare’s diagnostic systems, instruments and tests will be available to members of the Premier Inc. health-care alliance.

In addition, Siemens Healthcare was awarded a similar contract for members participating in Premier’s Accelerated Supply Chain Endeavor program. The program helps Premier members improve their supply-chain performance through the appropriate use of laboratory systems.

Financial terms of the contracts weren’t disclosed.

Premier Purchasing’s parent, Premier Inc., is the largest health-care purchasing alliance in the United States. The company recently moved its headquarters to Charlotte from San Diego. Premier has 750 employees in Charlotte, and it plans to add 300 during the next five years.

The company represents 2,300 nonprofit hospitals, including Carolinas Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital and Stanly Regional Medical Center.

Siemens Healthcare, based in Illinois, is the largest clinical-diagnostics company in the world. Its products and services are used to diagnose medical conditions and monitoring patient therapy.