all press releases

  • 07/01/14
    Novation, the leading health care services company, today announced the online availability of its 2014 annual diversity report, accessible at Novation Supplier Diversity – Footprints. The publication highlights the community and economic benefits that Novation’s diverse network of suppliers provides to hospitals and health care organizations. Novation currently has more than 65 active contracts with diverse suppliers throughout themore...
  • 06/26/14
    A broad range of products representing almost every area of a hospital will be demonstrated at the annual Novation Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas. This year’s theme is “Future Solutions. Today.” The Novation IT Expo will showcase many exciting new technologies that address patient care needs and deliver optimal patient outcomes, including:more...
  • 06/25/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced that it has elected three new board members, as well as a new chair. The three new board members, each elected to three-year terms, include: Michael Butler, president, operations & services, Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash. Dean Gruner, MD, president and CEO, ThedaCare, Neenah, Wis. Mark E. Larmore, CPA, groupmore...
  • 06/24/14
    To help hospitals and health systems lower costs and better serve patients, Novation today announced enhancements to its industry-leading NOVAFOODTM portfolio and a new Food Standardization program. Through an expanded number of offerings, hospitals can save an average of 25 percent on a broader range of food categories. In addition, they can participate in increased cash rebate opportunities for standardizing that are about 7 percentmore...
  • 06/23/14
    MedAssets today unveiled the upgraded version of Decision Support Costing and Contracting, a business intelligence tool that combines clinical, operational and financial system data from across care settings. With this MedAssets platform, health systems can drive more informed financial, operational, clinical and strategic planning decisions on a daily basis. MedAssets is showcasing the new version of Decision Support Costing and Contracting at the 2014 HFMA National Institute, June 22-25 inmore...
  • 06/19/14
    Novation, the leading health care expertise, analytics and contracting company for the more than 100,000 members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista, LLC, said that while supplier registrations are accelerating, there is still time for companies to register for its annual Innovative Technology Expo on September 10, 2014, at the Irving Convention Center, Irving, Texas. “We continue to encourage a broad range ofmore...
  • 06/19/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced enhancements and new applications to VHA LYNX, its suite of supply chain management tools. The VHA LNYX suite is designed to help hospital supply chain leaders reduce costs, and improve operational efficiencies and overall financial performance. VHA LYNX is available to all hospitals and health systems nationwide regardless of their GPO affiliation. “In every hospital, the supplymore...
  • 06/18/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, announced today that its member-driven supply networks delivered a combined savings of $272 million on network contract spend to members in 2013. VHA pioneered the member-driven supply network concept and currently facilitates 14 networks nationwide—the largest number in the industry. Through VHA SupplyNetworks, groups of VHA members join together to reduce supply chain costs andmore...
  • 06/17/14
    IDG’s Computerworld has named UHC one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) for the second year in a row. UHC was prominently ranked, at number 2, in the small organization category. This recognition places UHC among the top national organizations that challenge their IT personnel while providing great benefits and compensation. In particular, UHC was highly recognized for its ability to recruit and retain top IT talent, career advancement and the training opportunities itmore...
  • 06/13/14
    UHC, in collaboration with the American College of Medical Quality, has developed a 28-page supplement from the UHC Annual Conference 2013, “Pulse.”The “Pulse” summary is available as a supplement to the March/April 2014 issue of the American Journal of Medical Quality. The summary provides highlights of UHC’s third annual conference—which brought together nearly 1,800 top health care professionals to learn new ways to improve patient care and organizational efficiency—including themore...