Business Solutions Provider Inc. Awarded Background Screening Contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP

Hospitals, Healthcare Providers to Save Time and Money with Outsourced Background Screening Services from Inc., a Leading Provider of Pre-employment Screening, Drug Testing, and Risk Management Solutions for Healthcare Organizations.

Redding, CA, March 28, 2009 --( Inc. – a leading provider of background screening services and other risk management solutions – recently announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract for background screening services by Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc., one of the nation’s largest healthcare alliances.

Effective March 1, 2009, the 36-month agreements for background screening services are available to acute care and continuum of care members of the Premier healthcare alliance that serves more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and over 54,000 other healthcare sites.

“We are proud to provide Premier with background screening services that are an essential aspect of conducting business in the healthcare industry today,” said Robert Mather, Founder and CEO of “Employee background screenings promote security in the workplace while safeguarding hospitals, healthcare staff, and the patients they serve.”

By outsourcing background screening services to instead of doing the task themselves, hospitals and healthcare providers can save time and money by using experienced risk management professionals who work to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and bring workplace safety to healthcare organizations, their employees, and their patients.

A dedicated service provider for the healthcare industry over the past decade, has earmarked up to $11 million to reimburse California hospitals – and the nurses affected – for the cost of complying with the California Board of Registered Nursing’s emergency regulations requiring the fingerprinting of nearly 150,000 licensed nurses.

In addition to background screening, offers a full suite of services for businesses that includes: Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Management, Employment and Income Verifications, I-9 Form and E-Verify Compliance, Business Tax Incentives, Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Applicant Supplied Background Screening, Drug Testing, and Live Scan Electronic Fingerprint Scanning System.

About Inc.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Northern California, – a nationwide leader in background screening services – is a top tier provider of innovative business solutions designed to help companies worldwide do more for less. In addition to appearing in HRO Today's report on outsourced background screening providers for 2008, was recently recognized as an industry leader in Workforce Management's "2008 Hot List of Employment-Related Screening Providers." For more information, please visit, email, or call 1-800-300-1821. For media inquiries, please contact Thomas Ahearn at or 1-800-300-1821 x255.

About Premier Inc., 2006 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
The Premier healthcare alliance is more than 2,100 U.S. hospitals and 54,000-plus other healthcare sites working together to improve healthcare quality and affordability. Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier works with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Premier has offices in San Diego, Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Washington.

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