Premier Supplier Legacy Award highlights Agfa HealthCare’s standing as a technology innovator and thought leader within the healthcare IT industry - Agfa HealthCare is a contracted provider of IT and Imaging solutions for Premier and its member facilities
Agfa HealthCare today announced that it is a winner of Premier, Inc.’s Supplier Legacy Award for operational excellence and builds on a relationship between Agfa HealthCare and Premier that spans nearly two decades. The award recognizes the company as a leader in healthcare IT for its “gold standard” enterprise imaging solution, ICIS, and additional IT solutions and service offerings. Agfa HealthCare is a Premier-contracted supplier of enterprise image management solutions, PACS, RIS, reporting solutions, CVIS, DR, CR, and medical X-ray film, media and imagers.
Agfa HealthCare is one of 13 suppliers to receive the award this year and is the sole recipient of the award in the IT category. Winners are recognized for their long-standing support of Premier members through exceptional local customer service and engagement, value creation through clinical excellence and commitment to lower costs.
Carrie Boothby, corporate healthcare executive, Agfa HealthCare North America, accepted the award at Premier’s 2014 annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio. The award ceremony was held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Wednesday, June 11.
“We are honored to be recognized by Premier for our expertise and enterprise and departmental imaging solutions,” stated Carrie Boothby, corporate healthcare executive, Agfa HealthCare North America. “This award reinforces Agfa HealthCare’s commitment to creating imaging and imaging IT solutions that go beyond capture and storage of healthcare imaging to also provide optimal workflow across the continuum of care that ultimately improve our customer’s cost-effectiveness, operational efficiency and ability to provide quality patient care.”
Premier is a leading healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers, with contracts with more than 1,100 suppliers.
“Agfa HealthCare has been supporting Premier members for years offering valuable products and services that help to lower supply chain costs and improve operating efficiencies,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. “They’ve also supported alliance members during periods of increased need at a local level. We’re honored to recognize them as one of the first Legacy Award recipients.”
The following criteria are taken into consideration for suppliers that are actively engaged with the alliance, are committed to lowering costs through pricing and supply chain efficiencies, have been able to offer value based on individualized needs and situations, and have demonstrated corporate responsibility at community levels through assistance during disasters, scholarship support, volunteer activities, grants, etc.:
• Length of supplier engagement with Premier
• Supplier’s commitment to lowering costs for Premier members
• Breakthroughs attendance
• Sales volume
• Market value provided by the contract
• Corporate citizenship.
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