Premier, Inc. Awards New Agreement to Coalfire for IT GRC Solutions

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  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) February 28, 2014 - Premier, Inc. has awarded a new group purchasing agreement to Coalfire® to provide IT Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Services (IT GRC) to participating Premier alliance members.

    With this agreement, Premier has negotiated preferred rates for the entire suite of Coalfire's GRC services, including Navis® Compliance-as-a-Service (CaaS) applications and HIPAAcentral™ to benefit its alliance members nationwide. These services are designed to assist healthcare organizations in managing their IT security programs and staying compliant with industry and legislative guidelines including HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS, FISMA, GLBA and SSAE 16 Audit standards. In addition, Premier alliance members will also be provided access to the full suite of Coalfire Labs testing services including vulnerability/penetration testing, social engineering, incident response and forensics.

    Healthcare organizations of all types are facing increased HITECH Act compliance issues. After an extensive search, the Premier alliance selected Coalfire as one of the best fits for its culture and quality standards. With Coalfire now a Premier supplier, its alliance members will have ready access to a full range of IT security consulting and assessment services.

    "We welcome the opportunity to be a preferred supplier to Premier's alliance members and applaud Premier's commitment to IT security and compliance," said Coalfire CEO, Rick Dakin. "With this agreement, Premier customers will gain access to Coalfire's innovative and comprehensive IT security compliance audit services delivered by some of the brightest and best professionals in the industry," he added.

    Financial terms of the agreement are undisclosed.

    About Premier, Inc.
    Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ:PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 2,900 U.S. hospitals and nearly 100,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, 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 Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier's blog for more information about the company.

    About Coalfire
    Coalfire is a leading, independent information technology Governance, Risk and Compliance firm that provides IT audit, risk assessment, security and compliance management solutions. Founded in 2001, Coalfire has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Orlando, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Manchester, UK. The firm completes thousands of projects annually in retail, financial services, healthcare, government and utilities. Coalfire's solutions are adapted to requirements under emerging data privacy legislation, the PCI DSS, GLBA, FFIEC, HIPAA/HITECH, HITRUST, NERC CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley, FISMA and FedRAMP.

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