Premier, Incorporated has launched an automated data analytics system to rapidly evaluate clinical costs associated with patient outcomes. The ability to identify opportunities in an efficient manner for savings on high-cost practices is in great demand, as cost burdens are rising faster than reimbursements. Premier serves 3,750 hospitals and over 130,000 organizations with data analytics, supply chain solutions, and other services. Its PremierConnect® performance improvement platform processes data from 40% of hospitals in the United States and over $50 billion in medical expenditures. Features quickly link data from purchasing departments, pharmacies, and operating rooms, thereby empowering clinicians to evaluate alternative therapies, examine long-term cost analyses, and compare expenditures, with benchmarks established by peer groups. Cost-efficient variations in treatment that will be of greater than or equal efficacy for the patient’s health can thus be identified with a couple clicks of a mouse.