Amanda Johnson, Premier’s Data Analytics Manager, was recently asked to be a featured Guest Speaker for Benefitfocus’s webinar: Turning Data Analytics into Dollar Savings. After receiving the Technology Excellence Award, Premier was honored to participate in this webinar. Amanda explained how Premier’s data team uses the PremierLinx platform to implement Pharmacy Rebate Reconciliations and Co pay Shift Modeling. Premier uses data analytics to identify services with frequent utilization and high cost to help our clients understand where their plan spend lies. With insight into claims data, Premier is able to help a client effectively design a plan that helps the member population make smarter choices about the services they are receiving as well as reduce plan spend. As more employers begin to offer high deductible health plans, and with access to top of the line analytics tools and data, our clients are seeing their plan design options, in a completely new way.