all press releases

  • 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...
  • 06/12/14
    For a wide range of health care technology suppliers, the upcoming Novation Innovative Technology Expo offers an opportunity to showcase products that improve patient outcomes and increase safety to experienced clinicians from health care organizations across the nation. 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 andmore...
  • 06/04/14
    UHC announced today that its member academic centers achieved record supply chain savings and net value of more than $420 million in 2013. The savings include $136 million in patronage dividends returned to members and documented operational savings of $284 million.Members’ participation in UHC’s advanced analytics; assistance with physician preference items, supply utilization, and standardization; and the collaboration of member and UHC experts were instrumental in achieving the recordmore...
  • 05/30/14
    VHA Inc., the national health care network, today announced its participation in CleanMed 2014 Conference and Exposition taking place June 2-5 in Cleveland, OH. In addition to presenting and participating at the event, VHA is sponsoring closing keynote speaker Rebecca Onie, chief executive officer of Health Leads. “VHA is deeply committed to sustainability in our own company and through helping member health caremore...
  • 05/19/14
    Member hospitals participating in UHC’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have made significant improvements in patient care, resulting in the prevention of 23,105 harmful or undesirable hospital-related events and readmissions.UHC was selected in 2010 to serve as a HEN in the Partnership for Patients initiative being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Data from UHC’s Clinical Data Base/Resource Manager™ indicate thatmore...
  • 05/19/14
    VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations, announced that the 182 hospitals participating in its Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have achieved significant improvements in patient safety and quality care. VHA’s HEN, part of the federal Partnership for Patients initiative, helps hospitals improve in ten areas of focus ranging from falls and surgical site infections to readmissions. VHA’s HENmore...
  • 05/14/14
    As hospitals across the country continue to face ongoing I.V. solutions shortages, Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company, is holding an I.V. Solutions Symposium today in Dallas, Texas. I.V. saline solutions, commonly used throughout hospitals to treat dehydration, are now expected to be in short supply through the end of the year. The Novation symposium is designed tomore...