all press releases

  • 10/07/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, has entered into an agreement with the Jefferson School of Population Health to jointly create, market and present professional development programs and conferences on population health, governance and other related healthcare transformation topics. Population health is broader than traditional health care, as it takes into consideration all of the factors (social, economic, environmentalmore...
  • 10/02/14
    MedAssets today announced that AHMC Healthcare Inc., and Alhambra Hospital and Medical Center has expanded its relationship with the company in pursuit of a rational and defensible pricing strategy. Plans call for a combination of the company's Patient Access Solutions, Contract and Episode Management Solutions and Charge, Pricing and Compliance Solutions to improve the accuracy of patient bill estimation and gain market intelligence to inform payor contract negotiations."As a fully integratedmore...
  • 09/25/14
    Transitioning from the traditional fee-for-service payment model to one based on value uniquely impacts every area of a hospital. To help hospitals and health systems nationwide, VHA Inc. today announced it is hosting a series of five free webinars that offer strategies designed around the distinct financial, clinical, operations and supply chain challenges leaders are facing in this transition. “The value based payment model is one ofmore...
  • 09/24/14
    As part of VHA Inc.’s work as a Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), it is offering a free online toolkit (http://eedtoolkit.vha.com/) for health care professionals to educate expectant mothers and community stakeholders about the risks associated with early elective deliveries (EED) and therefore reducing demand. An EED is scheduling a baby’s birth before 39 weeks, full-term gestation, without medical reason for early delivery. Studiesmore...
  • 09/23/14
    Welch Allyn, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, and Novation, a leading health care services company, today announced a new three-year contract for disposable blood pressure cuffs which provide exceptional value for hospitals and are designed to aid in efforts to reduce cross contamination risks. The new agreement features several benefits to the hospitalsmore...
  • 09/22/14
    MedAssets today announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of SG-2, LLC (Sg2), a leading provider of healthcare business intelligence, market analytics and clinical consulting services."Working with more than 1,400 hospitals and other clients across healthcare, Sg2's experts utilize software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based analytics tools and an intelligence platform to help healthcare organizations make informed strategic decisions related to acquisitions, service linemore...
  • 09/22/14
    UHC welcomes Kevin Colgan as associate vice president of UHC’s Specialty Pharmacy Program. Colgan will be responsible for the strategic direction and business development of the UHC Specialty Pharmacy Program, working to develop strategic partnerships to provide cost savings and value-added programs to UHC members. “I’m delighted to welcome Kevin to UHC,” says Jake Groenewold, senior vice president, UHC Supply Chain. “His extensivemore...
  • 09/22/14
    UHC will be participating in a three-year project, funded by the US Department of Health & Human Services Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that aims to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care by enhancing communication and coordination between primary care physicians and specialists. This program will be funded through round two of the Center of Medicare and Medicaidmore...
  • 09/15/14
    Novation, the leading health care services company, today recognized more than 200 health care providers across the country that have demonstrated excellence in lowering costs through the use of IMPACT Standardization Programs™. Winners included members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association and Provista Inc. who participated in all standardization categories or obtained significant value in rebates. Novation honoredmore...
  • 09/10/14
    Novation, the leading health care services company, held its annual Innovative Technology Expo today in Irving, Texas. Medical suppliers, both large and small, are at the Expo to demonstrate the latest innovative health care products and meet with hospital clinicians and decision makers. This year, the Expo features 120 suppliers from across the U.S. demonstrating 180 products, including a wide range of FDA-approved technologiesmore...