University HealthSystem Consortium press releases

  • 12/03/14
    UHC has released an enhanced version of SpendLINK®, its supply chain business intelligence tool that provides data-driven insights to help health care organizations analyze total spend, identify cost savings, and benchmark supply chain performance.The updated SpendLINK® features an intuitive new interface that has been optimized to enable users to quickly navigate key reports, easily visualize trends in their supply chain data, and pinpoint areas of opportunity. Underscoring the need formore...
  • 11/13/14
    UHC welcomes Laurance A. Reed as vice president, Member Insights, in UHC’s Member Relations and Insights department.Reed will be responsible for the development and enhancement of strategic partnerships with executive and clinical leaders at UHC member academic medical centers. He will identify members’ needs and priorities and facilitate value-added access to UHC programs and subject-matter expertise that can help them maximize their improvement opportunities.“We welcome Laurance to UHC,”more...
  • 10/27/14
    UHC and AVIA announced that CaptureProof is the winner of the second UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered. The Startup Challenge was a live competition held at the UHC Annual Conference 2014, “Revolution,” on October 24, in Las Vegas, NV. CaptureProof will receive a $10,000 grand prize and advisory support from UHC and AVIA for 1 year.CaptureProof was among 5 digital entrepreneurs in the health care field that participated in the Startup Challenge. Each company was allotted 7 minutes tomore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced today the top-performing academic medical centers that have won the 2014 UHC Quality Leadership Award. The award is given to UHC member academic medical centers that have demonstrated superior performance in delivering high-quality, safe, efficient, patient-centered, and equitable care.The 2014 winners are:NYU Langone Medical CenterMayo Clinic Hospital – RochesterThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterBeaumont Hospital, Royal OakRush University Medical CenterUniversity ofmore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC named Barnes-Jewish Hospital the 2014 recipient of the Rising Star Award during the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. The award recognizes significant improvements in ranking in UHC’s annual Quality and Accountability Study, which identifies exemplary performance in patient safety, mortality, clinical effectiveness, and equity of care.“As the recipient of the UHC Rising Star Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital exhibits the ethos of continuous quality improvement and accountability that ismore...
  • 10/23/14
    UHC announced the winners of the 2014 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award, UHC Supplier Diversity Leadership Award, and UHC Sustainability Award at the UHC Annual Conference 2014 in Las Vegas.2014 UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence AwardHonored for excellence in supply chain management, the UHC Supply Chain Performance Excellence Award winners are:University of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsDenver Health (#1 Public Safety Net Hospital)The University of Vermont Medical Center (more...
  • 10/20/14
    UHC and AVIA have partnered to launch the 2nd Annual UHC Startup Challenge: Innovation Delivered, a competition which provides 5 digital health care startups the opportunity to pitch a new health care innovation in front of a live audience for a chance to win a $10,000 grand prize.The five presenting companies were selected through collaboration with UHC, a Chicago-based consortium of 118 leading academic medical centers and over 300 of their affiliated hospitals, and AVIA, the innovationmore...
  • 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...
  • 07/15/14
    AVIA – an organization dedicated to helping healthcare providers select and implement emerging technology solutions ¬– announced the extension of its partnership with UHC, an alliance of 120 academic medical centers and 302 of their affiliated hospitals representing the nation's leading academic medical centers.With a mission of creating knowledge, fostering collaboration, and promoting innovation to help members succeed, UHC strengthens its commitment to AVIA’s growing Healthcaremore...