VHA 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...
  • 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...
  • 09/10/14
    VHA Inc. today announced it renewed accreditation for its continuing education program from The Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM program, a collaboration of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) through July 2020. “Through our continuing education program, VHAmore...
  • 08/25/14
    VHA Inc. today announced that BJC HealthCare has joined Mid-America Service Solutions (MSS), LLC, a consolidated service center that is part of VHA SupplyNetworks. MSS serves 120 hospitals in nine states that collaborate to reduce expenses through contracting and business strategies. “We are excited to welcome BJC HealthCare to Mid-America Service Solutions,” said Jeff Andersen, VHA vice president, Mid-America region. “BJC’smore...
  • 08/19/14
    VHA Inc. announced today it will host a series of free webinars focused on different aspects of health care supply chain management to help supply chain leaders manage the need to reduce costs. The webinars will be led by VHA experts and health system supply chain leaders who will share best practices on topics ranging from internal stakeholder engagement to local sourcing. The webinar series is open to all hospitals and health systemsmore...
  • 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...
  • 06/19/14
    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...
  • 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...